Merry Edwards Sauvignon Blanc Russian River Valley 2018

Sauvignon Blanc from Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California
TP 95
WS 93
CGV 93
14.2% ABV
Item # 336662

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$49.95
750ml
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95 points The Tasting Panel: "I don't think there's another Sauvignon Blanc out there with the complex array of aromatics and unique flavors offered up by this stellar super-Sauv. Sixty percent of the fruit was sourced from the Merry Edwards estate; comprising 42% Sauvignon Musqué, the blend was barrel-fermented in French oak and spent six months on the lees. Scents of salted butterscotch, peach blossom, just-mowed grass, and pineapple fill the nose before developed flavors of jasmine-soaked pear and honeyed tangerine mesmerize on the palate. The acidity pulls it all together. (Apr/May 2020)"

93 points Wine Spectator: "A pretty thread of orange water adds an aromatic lift to the core of nectarine, apricot and lemon zest flavors, set on a succulent, fleshy frame. Dried ginger, honeysuckle and melon notes linger on the long, expressive finish. (2/5/20)"

93 points and 'Very highly recommended,' California Grapevine: "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. 14.2% alcohol; 100% barrel fermented; released Fall 2019. (Dec 2019)"
95 points The Tasting Panel: "I don't think there's another Sauvignon Blanc out there with the complex array of aromatics and unique flavors offered up by this stellar super-Sauv. Sixty percent of the fruit was sourced from the Merry Edwards estate; comprising 42% Sauvignon Musqué, the blend was barrel-fermented in French oak and spent six months on the lees. Scents of salted butterscotch, peach blossom, just-mowed grass, and pineapple fill the nose before developed flavors of jasmine-soaked pear and honeyed tangerine mesmerize on the palate. The acidity pulls it all together. (Apr/May 2020)"

93 points Wine Spectator: "A pretty thread of orange water adds an aromatic lift to the core of nectarine, apricot and lemon zest flavors, set on a succulent, fleshy frame. Dried ginger, honeysuckle and melon notes linger on the long, expressive finish. (2/5/20)"

93 points and 'Very highly recommended,' California Grapevine: "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. 14.2% alcohol; 100% barrel fermented; released Fall 2019. (Dec 2019)"
Product SKU 336662
Producer Merry Edwards
Country United States
Region California
SubRegion Sonoma County
Appellation Russian River Valley
Varietal Sauvignon Blanc
Vintage 2018
Size 750ml
Color White
ABV 14.2%
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