Merry Edwards Wine Class at WOKC
Last week, the White Oak service team had the pleasure of experiencing a wine tasting class with wine-maker Merry Edwards. Merry shared with us her Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, and Chardonnay, each presenting a new concept of notes and technique, and all offered by the bottle on WOKC's full wine list. Merry says that the key to any great-tasting wine is the integration of flavors, and that her philosophy to wine-making is, "Make what you love, and stand behind it," because when you love something, others are likely to love it too.
"In the mouth, this wine is lush with good viscosity. This richness is balanced by sweet Ruby Red grapefruit, tangerine zest and lively acidity throughout. Our Sauvignon Blanc ages along with the best of those from Sancerre." Read the full description & notes on the sauvignon blanc here.
"This Pinot has a lovely, intriguing aroma. It begins by showcasing cool-area fruits – huckleberries, lingonberries, currants, ripe strawberries, red raspberries and blueberries. Mexican cocoa, chai tea, cinnamon and nutmeg add warm spicy tones. Roasted nuts, morels and mineral notes form an ethereal impression of earthiness." You can learn more about the Merry Edwards Sonoma Pinot Noir here.
Merry's tasting notes of the Olivet Lane Chardonnay include, "Flaxen, with flecks of white gold, even the color of this wine is regal. The aroma is inviting, multifaceted and bright. Floral scents of honeysuckle, lemon verbena, cherry blossoms and white roses are interlaced with creamy lemon custard, tarte tatin and crème brûlée. Layers of ripe nectarine, peach, yellow raspberry and pink lady apple add a full-fruited dimension. The palate is rich and full on the entry, showing fig, mandarin orange and papaya. Balanced with bright, lively acidity, the mouthfeel created is classic Russian River Valley through and through. The finale is a long, lingering finish, accented with a touch of hazelnut and vanilla." You can read her full description here.