Merry Edwards Pinot Noir Vintage 20 2016
WA96: "We wanted to have a 20th anniversary celebration of the winery," says Merry Edwards, "so that's what this is. This has something from each of the estate vineyards in it. We try to make these special wines bigger so they can go the distance, because they are one-time production." Medium ruby-purple, the 2016 Pinot Noir Vintage 20 offers an intense perfume of red currants, licorice, crushed red and black cherries, cracked pepper, flowers, marionberry, tobacco and earth—so layered! It’s medium-bodied and silky with floral-tinged flavor layers, knit by firm, detailed tannins and addicting freshness and finishing very long and layered. This is unbelievably hedonistic and stunning!