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Merry Edwards Wines

2018 Russian River Valley Sauvignon Blanc


Winemaker's Comments

We are excited to announce that this inviting new Sauvignon Blanc contains 60 percent of our own estate fruit. Even though the Meredith and Maefield vineyards were planted recently, in 2015, they are producing delicious fruit in abundant quantity! Sauvignon Musqué makes up 42% of the blend; the balance is the Shenandoah clone. The wine was fully barrel fermented in Tonnellerie Cadus barrels, 18% new. Lees stirring was then done twice weekly for six months, building luscious body.
The aroma of this wine is compelling, virtually reaching out and grabbing our attention. Yellow peach, melon, guava and crisp Fuji apple are accented with hints of tropical mango and pineapple. Lime, Minneola tangelo and orange blossom lend citrus notes. Accents of dry summer grass, vanilla-toned panna cotta and toasted crème brûlée create complexity. An underlying minerality adds further sophistication.
The rich palate coats the tongue balanced with hints of yummy Creamsicle and Ruby Red grapefruit. Refreshing acidity and a mouthwatering finish cap the sensual experience of this exceptional Sauvignon Blanc. Delightful now, with bottle age, this wine will be a knockout!
My good friend Chef John Ash, the Godfather of Wine Country cuisine, created Kaffir Lime and Coconut Soup with Black Cod as an homage to his favorite fish. The combination of Kaffir lime and coconut milk with the slightly spicy broth makes an outstanding pairing with our 2018 Sauvignon Blanc. Enjoy!

Critical Acclaim

93 points / Very Highly Recommended
Medium-light golden yellow color; attractive, floral, citrus, melon, apple, and peach aroma with tropical notes and hints of gooseberry and honeysuckle; medium to medium-full body; relatively rich, nicely balanced, citrus, white peach, and tropical fruit flavors with mineral notes and a touch of oak, and a slight creaminess in the pleasing mouthfeel; lingering aftertaste. Very highly recommended.
Nicholas Ponomareff, California Grapevine, December 2019


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Chef John Ash, the Godfather of Wine Country cuisine, created this dish as an homage to his favorite fish, black cod.
Merry likes to serve this soup as a first course followed by an entree of grilled lamb chops and Merry's Russian River Valley Pinot Noir.


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Winemaker Notes

2018 Russian River Valley Sauvignon Blanc