Merry Edwards Russian River Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2017 - Buster's Liquors & Wines

Merry Edwards Russian River Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2017

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Merry Edwards Russian River Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2017
$39.99
$35.99

SKU 36194

750ml

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The unusual style of our Sauvignon Blanc has been created by a confluence of factors. A key component of this wine is the highly floral Sauvignon Musqué selection from Sancerre, which comprises one-third of the blend. The Shenandoah clone balances this out nicely with its classic herbal, somewhat grassy character. For the first time, a substantial proportion of grapes were harvested from our own young estate vineyards - nearly 30 percent. Full fermentation in barrels crafted by Tonnellerie Cadus, 18 percent new, moderates green flavors. Elevage in barrel also allows for our biweekly lees-stirring protocol, vital to developing rich mouthfeel. The bright, shimmering, green-gold hue of this Sauvignon Blanc is a visual overture to a striking personality. Its enticing aroma is highly perfumed with honeysuckle, citrus blossom, white rose and gardenia. Honeydew melon, nectarine, ripe Rainier cherry, tangerine, Kaffir lime and summer hay add complexity, along with hints of sweet oak and toasted hazelnut. On the palate, vibrant acidity is finely balanced with a rich, creamy mouthfeel creating a unique textural experience - reminiscent of a refreshing blood orange sorbet. The finish is broad and lingers with sweet pink grapefruit and Meyer lemon zest.
Category White Wine
Varietal
Region California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley
Brand Merry Edwards
Alcohol/vol 14.1%
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Wine EnthusiastA 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.

Virginie Boone, March 1, 2019
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Wine SpectatorPeach cobbler, ripe melon and marmalade notes are elegant, supple and detailed in this white, with spice and black tea accents. A refreshing thread of acidity keeps the flavors fresh without interfering with the elegance. Drink now. 10,500 cases made.

MaryAnn Worobiec, April 30, 2019

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