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Merry Edward Sauvignon Blanc 2008

Winemaker's Notes:

We source these Sauvignon Blanc grapes from a small collection of excellent properties throughout Russian River Valley. The enduring foundation for this wine since its inception in 2001 has been Dutton-Cohen. Located above Occidental, it was established some thirty years ago and is farmed with care by Joe and Steve Dutton. The blend is now supplemented by the new Dutton-Jewell Ranch in Green Valley. The Dutton family planted this exclusively for us in 2005, to the Sauvignon Musqué clone. Other contributors are Crinella and La Rochelle vineyards on the Santa Rosa Plain and our own Cresta d’Oro in the Sebastopol Hills area. This wine allures the senses with an appealing aroma that is both sophisticated and complex. Tempting layers unfold as rich honey dew melon, fragrant lemon blossom and a hint of tropical lychee fruit. A suggestion of dried wildflowers and ripe guava adds more charming elements. The inherent mouthwatering character of the Musqué clone has been enhanced by our dedicated program of intense batônnage. One hundred percent barrel fermented in French oak, eighteen percent new, this compelling Sauvignon Blanc shows a generous richness on the palate unusual for the varietal. As a starter plate, try my new recipe for Winter Citrus Salad, which you can find on our recipe page at www.merryedwards.com. Another yummy dish to enjoy with this wine is Cream of Scallop Soup flavored with piquant Poblano crème fraîche. Risotto flavored with lemon zest, fresh sautéed asparagus, wild mushrooms and spring peas is another attractive pairing.

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Merry Edwards Winery:
Merry Edwards handcrafts artisanal Pinot Noirs, Sauvignon Blanc, and Chardonnay in the Russian River Valley of Sonoma, CA.

Member Reviews for Merry Edward Sauvignon Blanc

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Snooth User: VegasOenophile
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4.50 5
07/29/2010

Lovely honeysuckle, peach and melon on the nose. Great acidity on a creamy palate coating texture. Very nice. - Tasted at Marché Bacchus 7/24/10


Snooth User: Frank Jennings
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3.00 5
03/18/2010

A solid new world Sauvignon Blanc. Lacks the piercing acidity and grassy flavor of a NZ SB. The wine has an attractive nose, a light oak, citrus and slight tropical (pineapple/mango) on the palate.


Snooth User: djhiza
2441039
5.00 5
12/27/2009

Five glasses


External Reviews for Merry Edward Sauvignon Blanc

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
04/22/2009

A Sauvignon Blanc wine from California in USA. 2008 Edwards, Merry Sauvignon Blanc 750ml



We source these Sauvignon Blanc grapes from a small collection of excellent properties throughout Russian River Valley. The enduring foundation for this wine since its inception in 2001 has been Dutton-Cohen. Located above Occidental, it was established some thirty years ago and is farmed with care by Joe and Steve Dutton. The blend is now supplemented by the new Dutton-Jewell Ranch in Green Valley. The Dutton family planted this exclusively for us in 2005, to the Sauvignon Musqué clone. Other contributors are Crinella and La Rochelle vineyards on the Santa Rosa Plain and our own Cresta d’Oro in the Sebastopol Hills area. This wine allures the senses with an appealing aroma that is both sophisticated and complex. Tempting layers unfold as rich honey dew melon, fragrant lemon blossom and a hint of tropical lychee fruit. A suggestion of dried wildflowers and ripe guava adds more charming elements. The inherent mouthwatering character of the Musqué clone has been enhanced by our dedicated program of intense batônnage. One hundred percent barrel fermented in French oak, eighteen percent new, this compelling Sauvignon Blanc shows a generous richness on the palate unusual for the varietal. As a starter plate, try my new recipe for Winter Citrus Salad, which you can find on our recipe page at www.merryedwards.com. Another yummy dish to enjoy with this wine is Cream of Scallop Soup flavored with piquant Poblano crème fraîche. Risotto flavored with lemon zest, fresh sautéed asparagus, wild mushrooms and spring peas is another attractive pairing.

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