2012 Merry Edwards Pinot Noir Coopersmith Vineyard Russian River Valley

I tend to drink Merry Edwards' pinots with some age on them and I think they are great to drink that way. But it's good to be reminded of how well they drink young (or at least younger than my norm!). Smooth, red fruited nose, just lovely. On entry the palate immediately shows vibrant strawberry and raspberry fruit with a hint of herbs. Firm, precise tannins, great acidity, everything well balanced. A long finish. A lovely bottle of wine. A-