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Merriman Estate Pinot Noir
Merriman Wines
United States - Oregon - Yamhill-Carlton

The 2012 Merriman Estate was made in only two barrels and shows the intense flavors that only the higher elevations of our vineyard can produce. You'll find sweet, oakey aromas with hints of cola and Indian spruce.
The front palate shows an initial red current and plum flavor, giving way to black fruits and a mid to end palate surge of the acids that made this vintage unique. Aromas of cola nut, cinnamon toast and wet underbrush persist throughout.

Specifications
Appellation
Yamhill-Carlton
Wine Type
Red
Varietal(s)
100% Pinot Noir
Vinification
Aged in neutral French oak barrels from the Vosges and Allier forests.

Reviews and News

2016 Merriman Estate Pinot Noir - 93 PTS - VINOUS

2016 Merriman Estate Pinot Noir - 93 PTS - VINOUS

vinous logo"Ruby-red. A highly perfumed bouquet evokes ripe red fruits, exotic spices and potpourri, backed by subtle woodsmoke and incense notes. Sweet, seamless and focused on the palate, offering intense raspberry liqueur, spicecake and cola flavors that are lifted by a spine of juicy acidity. Delivers a solid punch but comes off lithe; a suave candied rose note drives the gently tannic finish. - Josh Raynolds"
- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (January 2018), 93 pts

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2012 Merriman Estate Pinot Noir - 92 PTS - WE

2012 Merriman Estate Pinot Noir - 92 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast 92 pts"From vines planted in 1999, this nicely oaked effort shows full ripeness without sacrificing details of forest and mushroom. Cherry cola, iron ore and a palate-pleasing dose of barrel toast all contribute to the lengthy finish."
- Wine Enthusiast (October 2014), 92 pts

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2012 Merriman Estate Pinot Noir - 91 PTS - WS

2012 Merriman Estate Pinot Noir - 91 PTS - WS

wine spectator 91 pts"Lively, vibrant and juicy, with raspberry, floral and green pepper-corn flavors that zip easily across the refined tannins, finishing pointed and persistent. Drink now through 2022. –H.S."
- Wine Spectator (October 2014), 91 pts

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2012 Merriman Estate Pinot Noir - 91 PTS - VINOUS

2012 Merriman Estate Pinot Noir - 91 PTS - VINOUS

vinous logo 250"Assertive red fruit and floral pastille aromas show very good energy and focus, with a spicy element adding complexity. Juicy and pliant on the palate, offering gently sweet, nicely concentrated raspberry and cherry flavors and a hint of allspice. Subtle tannins build slowly on the long, smooth finish. - Josh Raynolds"
- Vinous (October 2015), 91 pts

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Producer Information: Merriman Wines

Mike Merriman founded Merriman Wines in 2006. Mike started as a Texas home brewer in 1993, and then after attending a Fermentation Science course at the University of Oregon in ...
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