2007 Pinot Noir, Carneros

People are talking about Merryvale wines! Here are a few of our most recent awards and accolades for this 2007 Pinot Noir, Carneros.

December 01, 2009
91 Points

"Best of the Year Issue"

2007 Pinot Noir, Carneros

“Does a good job at capturing Pinot’s silky texture and the earthy, mushroomy notes that provide a grounding to the ripe red cherries and cola. Oak adds the perfect touch of smoky vanilla and spicy sandalwood. A lovely wine, and should develop nuance in the bottle through 2013.”

- Steve Heimoff

October 15, 2009
93 Points

"Make Room in the Cellar!"

2007 Pinot Noir, Carneros

"Medium-deep ruby color; deep, complex, black cherry aromas with some herbal notes; deep, rich, complex black cherry flavors with earthy notes and some sweet oak; good structure and balance; long finish. Very deep and complex Pinot that needs time to open up in the glass and also some patience in the cellar."

- Gregory Walter

October 08, 2009

"Damn Near Perfect!"

2007 Pinot Noir, Carneros

"There’s a famous scene in the movie When Harry Met Sally, where Meg Ryan fakes an orgasm in a restaurant and an older woman says to the waiter 'I’ll have what she’s having.' This Pinot is all that in a glass. You’re gonna want some of this! Enticing aromas of black cherry, plum, spicebox and fresh forest floor lure the taster into a plush, sexy mouthful of yum! Consistent flavors of dark fruits and spice and linger through the finish."

- Sue Straight, aka "The Wine Wench"

June 11, 2009
St. Helena Star

"Wine of the Week"

2007 Pinot Noir, Carneros

Made by winemakers Sean Foster and Graham Wehmeier, this is a stellar offering with tasty arrays of cherries, red fruits and orange pekoe. Nice balance with freshness and depth, I cannot recommend it more highly and it is priced right — in the low $30s. You might also swing by the winery and try the other new offerings and get your own dose of local lore!

- Stefan Blicker

June 01, 2009
Quarterly Review of Wines

"Merryvale's Wines"

2007 Pinot Noir, Carneros

Cola and black cherry, with high-toned raspberry highlights; supple in texture and meaty in suggestion -- there's a lovely earthiness in there -- with just a trace of thyme spice in the finish. Sort of brings out the caveperson in you, wanting raw meat, barely seared by the fire.

- Richard Paul Hinkle

May 04, 2009
The Capital / HometownAnnapolis.com

"Wine Picks"

2007 Pinot Noir, Carneros

Pinot noir is getting pretty pricey nowadays and $35 has become a reasonable cost for a decent one. We like this (Merryvale) pinot noir for its showy black cherry and strawberry flavors. Hints of tea and chocolate.

- Tom Marquardt and Patrick Darr

May 01, 2009
Patterson's Tasting Panel Magazine
90 Points

"Blue Reviews"

2007 Pinot Noir, Carneros

Deep and complex with ripe cherry fruit, fresh and a bright core of acidity; nice notes of earth, spice and oak.

- Anthony Dias Blue

April 01, 2009
2009 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition


2007 Pinot Noir, Carneros

- Tasting Panel