2005 Merry Edwards "Flax Vineyard" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir (750ml)15 1 0 0
90 points Richard Jennings
Light medium red color with pale meniscus; tasty tart cherry palate with a touch of cinammon; medium finish (RJonwine.com) 10/2008
This was Merry Edwards' first vintage of Pinot Noir from Toby and Phil Flax's vineyard on the upper reach of the Russian River Valley. They only made six barrels of the wine. Merry describes the wine as having: "Bursting aromas of framboise, warm spice and a hint of white truffle precede a profusion of luscious flavors: concentrated cassis, dark plum and sweet licorice. Deep and silky, this lively Pinot Noir has an extraordinary, extended finish."