Merry Edwards Russian River Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2018
|Region||California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley|
One of the best California sauvignon blancs.
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. Drink now. 12,500 cases made.
Rich and rounded in stone fruit, pineapple and mango flavors, this hearty white is made in a substantial, full-bodied style that is opulently lush. A length of complementary oak adds to the complexity and integration, finishing in a snap of crème brûlée.
Starting with the 2018 Sauvignon Blanc, which comes all from the Russian River Valley, it has a vivid bouquet of green citrus, flinty minerality, white figs, and sugared mint to go with a rounded, sweetly fruited style on the palate. Made in a soft, charming, ready-to-go style, drink it over the coming year or three.
The 2018 Sauvignon Blanc is soft and inviting, with attractive tropical overtones that add an exotic flair to varietal Sauvignon notes. Apricot, mint, passion fruit and jasmine are all laced together. Readers will find an aromatic, nicely textured Russian River Sauvignon. I would prefer to drink it over the next few years.