Merry Edwards Russian River Sauvignon Blanc
This white offers a complex mix of lime sherbet, makrut lime leaf, lemon curd and orange blossom flavors that are fragrant and complex on a fleshy, succulent frame, with notes of nectarine and ripe Crenshaw melon. Harmonious, with a fresh thread of acidity on the finish.
Aged sur lie for four months in 18% new French oak, this wine does not disappoint as it reveals the floral components we have come to love from it year after year. Luxurious scents and flavors include white petals scattered throughout an English garden on a bright spring day. Juicy pear and white peach are enhanced by a hint of guava and an inherent crispness on the lush mouthfeel.
This oh-so tasty rendition is both deep and layered, and while it does show grassy varietal influences, it also comes with unusual richness both from the grapes as well as from a streak of toasty oak. Full on the palate and yet not at all heavy, this well-stuffed bottling is balanced in all its pieces, if a bit weightier than most of its peers. Long, structured and inviting now, it will hold up well in the bottle for the next few years.
RP92Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2019 Sauvignon Blanc opens from youthful yeasty tones to fresh citrus and green tropical fruits. The medium-bodied palate is notable for the intensity of its spicy fruits and bright freshness, and it finishes with an anchoring touch of texture.
The light-hued 2019 Sauvignon Blanc Russian River Valley offers a pretty, perfumed, incredibly juicy and fruit-forward style as well as lots of peach, citrus, and honeyed flower aromas and flavors. It's clean and has good acidity, medium body, and a great finish. It's certainly an outstanding Sauvignon Blanc and is geared for drinking over the coming year or so.