Merry Edwards

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Originally posted by TBird:
bman, the klopp ranch and the olivet lane pinots used to be a sure bet for me, but my taste for cali pinots has lessened and i have not bought in a few years. that also means i have no experience with her "newer" bottlings.

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Originally posted by bman:
Still waiting to hear what people think are merry Edwards best wines - besides the sb, of course.


The Klopp is easily her best Pinot. I wish I recalled which of the single vineyards was which but there are style differences there with the Olivet more structured and I *think* it was the Meredith that was more plush. The other vineyards were also nice, but the Klopp is the star.

The Chardonnay is fine but there are better CA Chards out there for the same price or less... it is the least of her offerings, imo.

The Sonoma Coast bottling is a screamingly good deal and the RRV is a geat deal as well, though I tend to prefer the SC.
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Originally posted by bman:
It's gman. And I agree that we are long overdue for a Windsor offline. We may be in Windsor for 2 or 3 days at the end of June, or later in the summer.


Bman - sounds great. let me know when you will be in the town and we will try and set something up.
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So I just got a call back from AZWineco and they said they cannot fulfill my order as the person taking the order did not know that they can't sell it, blah blah blah.

I got the run around about how this wine they can't even sell as the winery has imposed this wine as having an on-site license? Whatever that means, they tell me that this means they only distribute to Restaurants in AZ

So if you find some let me know, I'm in as well!


Just got this e-mail from a local retailer I contacted about this wine (no one in MA seems to carry it):

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We saw it as well. Unfortunately, this wine has been placed on restaurant-reserve and is not available to retail outlets. If that changes, we’ll get what we can and let you know.
Yeah,

I have enjoyed this wine for many vintages as wine+art said. It is not widely available in Texas and I have foolishly binged on $60 half bottles at local restaurants (Oceanaire rapes at $70) in an effort to get my fix. I called and placed an order last week and was able to receive the bottles at about $40 once tax and shipping brought the bottles to TX. Still worth it in my opinion as this wine is pure luxury IMHO. Blocking off 2-3 hours with a bottle of this SB and endless oysters make me happy.....and of course the marriage as well. Eek

I am considering more, but also stuck staring at some 2005 Dagueneau on local shelves. With Merry Edwards at $40, I have a choice between 2 Edwards or 1 Dag. Wine+art, email me, I have another option.
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Originally posted by escape:
I have enjoyed this wine for many vintages as wine+art said. It is not widely available in Texas and I have foolishly binged on $60 half bottles at local restaurants (Oceanaire rapes at $70) in an effort to get my fix.


Wow, it's on my list for $56.00 for a full bottle and $30.00 half bottles and it doesn't move. Maybe I should raise the price and send escape some Yosemite brochures. He will have to bring his own oysters, however.
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Originally posted by Gibby:
Yes 96 points Eek

I cannot remember the last time a 100% Sauvignon Blanc for NZ, Cali received a score this high ? Best I remember was a 94 for Cloudy Bay in the 90 somethings.


From a quick search, the highest score WS has ever given a dry Sauvignon Blanc from anywhere is 97 points for a 2005 Didier Dagueneau Pouilly-Fumé Pur Sang.

I'm sitting on one wondering what food to pair it with.
You know it's funny you say that... from a personal perspective, I'd be doing plenty of appreciating all by myself, but in the spirit of good wine always tasting better when shared...

My mother has always enjoyed sauvignon blancs. Kind of her thing. So even though she's not a wine officianado particularly, it's being saved to be shared with her. Any time I get a good sauv blanc, I make a point of opening it when she's around.
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Originally posted by wine+art:
winetarelli, which vineyard did she lose to the housing development?


wine+art, as you know I am not wineterlli but I believe the vineyard was Windsor Gardens and it has been gone for several years now. Unfortunately for me, it was my favorite of her wines.
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Originally posted by PlanoWino:
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Originally posted by wine+art:
winetarelli, which vineyard did she lose to the housing development?


wine+art, as you know I am not wineterlli but I believe the vineyard was Windsor Gardens and it has been gone for several years now. Unfortunately for me, it was my favorite of her wines.


PlanoWino, I think you are correct. It was my favorite when we had lunch with Merry and Ramey.
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Originally posted by bman:
Thanks tbird. My best pal visits Merry at least once a year and has a cellar full of her stuff. I wanted to know which bottle I should be hinting about, next time I'm there. Sadly, he lives 8 hours away. Frown
Yep, Klopp and Olivet Lane are currently her best Pinots.

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