Immediately mouthwatering, this coastal wine's beguiling aroma displays fresh blueberries, huckleberries and dark crushed raspberries. The showy, luscious fruit is fresh and lifted, laced with scents of lavender and sweet foxglove. Brooding dark cherry adds complexity, heightened even further by a touch of cinnamon, cardamom and kirsch. On the palate, tannins are firm, yet smooth and balanced, creating a long, silky finish.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (RP): 92
"Bright saline notes frame expressive fruit in the 2010 Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast. A beautifully layered wine, the 2010 impresses for its length, finesse and balance. I very much like the sense of precision and cut here. Sweet floral notes meld into red berries and spices in this striking, delineated wine. The 2010 Sonoma Coast is another winner from Merry Edwards."
Stephen Tanzer (ST): 90
"Good bright deep red. Musky wild blueberry, dark raspberry and smoked meat on the nose. Concentrated and sweet, with noteworthy intensity and a touch of youthful reduction to the briary dark berry, mocha and soil flavors. Has very good density and texture. The long finish combines thickness and sappy lift."