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Merry Edwards – Sauvignon Blanc Russian River

United States
California
Wine
White

The Facts

Origins United States > California > Sonoma County

Appellation Russian River Valley

Varietal Sauvignon Blanc

Cepage 100% Sauvignon Blanc

Winemaking Made from Shenandoah Sauvignon Musque clone selection from Sancerre

Aging French Oak

Serendipity Markets Texas

The Character

Tasting Notes "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." Robert Whitley, Wine Review Online, Jan. 1, 2019

Overall Perfumed and elegant

Mouthfeel Creamy texture

Aromas White Rose, Pear, White Peach, Pineapple, Spice, Warm Straw

Pairings Asian-Style Chicken Salad, Linguine and Clams

Awards 97 Wine Review Online (2019), 94 Prince of Pinot (2019)

The Story

The Russian River Valley is an ideal spot to grow Sauvignon Blanc. Warm days and cool nights allow the grapes to hold onto their natural acidity. While 2019 was our last wet growing season, with three “atmospheric rivers” in May, it did not affect the Sauvignon Blanc flowering or set. It did produce very vigorous vine growth, which led us to be proactive with our canopy management in order to get the ripe tropical flavors we aim for in our Sauvignon Blanc. Barrel fermentation in 100 percent French oak, 18 percent new, plus twice-weekly lees stirring helped build body and lend a hint of sweet oak.

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Brand Story

As one of California’s first women winemakers, Merry began her career at Mount Eden Vineyards in 1974. At home in the Russian River Valley since 1977, Merry Edwards has explored its hills, pockets, slopes & hollows, discovering small sites where choosing the right rootstock, clone & farming techniques can produce exceptional grapes. This led her in 1996 to purchase land in the Sebastopol Hills. In 2019, Maison Louis Roederer acquired the Merry Edwards Winery. Frédéric Rouzaud, owner & President, is focused on ensuring continuity & adhering to the core values by which both wineries are connected: producing wines emblematic of their terroirs, all the while pushing the boundaries of land stewardship.


Brand Story

As one of California’s first women winemakers, Merry began her career at Mount Eden Vineyards in 1974. At home in the Russian River Valley since 1977, Merry Edwards has explored its hills, pockets, slopes & hollows, discovering small sites where choosing the right rootstock, clone & farming techniques can produce exceptional grapes. This led her in 1996 to purchase land in the Sebastopol Hills. In 2019, Maison Louis Roederer acquired the Merry Edwards Winery. Frédéric Rouzaud, owner & President, is focused on ensuring continuity & adhering to the core values by which both wineries are connected: producing wines emblematic of their terroirs, all the while pushing the boundaries of land stewardship.

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