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2017 Merry Edwards Sauvignon Blanc Russian River ValleySauvignon Blanc from United States

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  • 97 Robert Whitley - Wine Review Online
  • 96 Michael Apstein - Wine Review Online
  • 94 Anthony Dias Blue - Tasting Panel
  • 94 PinotFile
  • 90 Wine Enthusiast
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97

"Merry’s Sauvignon is arguably one of the two finest Sauvignon Blancs made in America (Spottswoode being the other) and this vintage, her swan song as winemaker at her namesake winery, is a brilliant wine to end a brilliant career as one of America’s preeminent winemakers. The 2017 is all finesse and flavor, showing notes of white peach, citrus and wood spice. With exquisite balance and impressive length, it is a wine truly worthy of its author’s storied history."

96 Michael Apstein - Wine Review Online

"Merry Edwards is clearly a very talented winemaker because not only does she produce stunning Pinot Noirs, she also makes incredible Sauvignon Blanc. Her 2017 seamlessly balances a subtle and welcome bite characteristic of the variety with a creamy, mineral-infused elegance to produce a dazzling array of flavors. Everything fits together. Nothing is overdone or overt. It’s a masterful achievement with a variety that gets little recognition."

94 Anthony Dias Blue - Tasting Panel

"Lush and layered with notes of pineapple, peach, and citrus, this is always one of the definitive Sauvignons of California. Rich, creamy, and balanced, it shows abundant notes of vanilla before the long finish."

94 PinotFile

"The key component in this wine is the highly floral Sauvignon Musqué selection from Sancerre, which comprises one-third of the blend. The Shenandoah clone balances this out with its classic herbal and grassy character. For the first time, a substantial proportion of grapes were harvested from the winery’s young estate vineyards (nearly 30 per cent). Fermented and aged in French oak barrels, 18% new, with biweekly lees stirring. ·Moderately light golden yellow color in the glass. Terrific nose, offering a perfume of white rose, pear, white peach, pineapple, spice and a hint of warm straw. Delectable flavors echo the nose with Sauvignon Blanc’s signature grassiness in the background. Slightly creamy in texture with gracious acidity and a floral-embossed finish. This wine is consistently superb in every vintage. My alltime favorite California Sauvignon Blanc it is the oneI buy and choose to drink every vintage."

90 Wine Enthusiast

A perennially popular and well-made wine, this vintage is no exception, shining in concentrated, layers of rich, bold flavor. A sweetness of peach and vanilla complement a more exotic element of rose petal and black licorice.

Product Detail

Item # 111365
Country United States
Region California
Sub-Region Sonoma
Ratings

97 - Robert Whitley - Wine Review Online

96 - Michael Apstein - Wine Review Online

94 - Anthony Dias Blue - Tasting Panel

94 - PinotFile

90 - Wine Enthusiast

Vintage 2017
Color White
ABV 14.1%
Varietal(s) Sauvignon Blanc
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste grass, gooseberry, grapefruit, lime, melon, citrus, mineral and flint
Nose apple, pear, kiwi, citrus, stone, grapefruit and melon