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Bottle Price: $78.00
Bin: 230
Name: Merry Edwards Sauvignon Blanc
Vintage: 2016
Region: Russian River Valley AVA, California (WS:93 - Drink now)
Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc
Producer: Merry Edwards
Country: United States

Tasting Notes: This vibrant wine greets us with the delicate fragrance of jasmine, honeysuckle and cherry blossoms, along with blood orange and lime zest. Ripe white peach, nectarine, Pink Lady apple and Asian pear add intriguing dimensions. Toasted brioche, hazelnut and hibiscus tea further expand its elegant nature. The palate is a heightened reflection of aroma, bursting with more citrus and stone fruits and showing a bit of the wet-stone minerality that will develop with time. The long, layered finish follows through with just a hint of sweet pink grapefruit.
Galaxy Notes: The combination of techniques used to produce this age-worthy style results in a wine of balance, richness and aromatic complexity. A substantial percentage of Sauvignon Musqué adds floral notes and rich body, complementing the underlying herbal nature of the core grape clone -- Sauvignon Blanc, Shenandoah. Barrel fermentation in French oak, 18 percent new, builds body by facilitating twice-weekly lees stirring for six months and the extraction of a hint of sweet oak.
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