2022 Merry Edwards Winery Sauvignon Blanc Russian River Valley California USA

$49.99 USD

Winemakers notes

Merry Edwards Winery was founded in 1997 and produces critically acclaimed terroir-driven Pinot Noirs and Sauvignon Blanc using site-specific viticulture in the Russian River Valley and Sonoma Coast appellations. Over two decades, Merry assembled a stellar collection of vineyards and with her meticulous attention to detail crafted Pinot Noirs of immense depth, elegant structure and exceptional longevity. Her Sauvignon Blanc is among the most sought after in the world.

Now a Certified California Sustainable Winery, the brand entered a new chapter after Merry’s retirement. Merry’s handpicked successor, Winemaker Heidi von der Mehden, and Winery President Nicole Carter have taken up exactly where Merry left off and will continue to make wines treasured by legions of Merry Edwards’ fans well into the future.

Press from previous vintage

Rated 92 Points

"Packs ripe, fleshy mango, peach and dried apricot flavors that show terrific focus and persistence, with details of pear, lemon zest, candied ginger and lemongrass. Shows impressive focus on the long finish, with a fresh thread of acidity that keeps the flavors lively and mouthwatering." MaryAnn Worobiec, Wine Spectator, June 2023

Rated 95 Points

Always big and loaded with finesse, the gorgeous 2021 Merry Edwards ‘Russian River Valley’ Sauvignon Blanc is a superlative effort by the talented Heidi von der Mehden. Very soft upon entry, this leads with nutmeg-infused honeydew melon, cashew nut, salted brioche and suggestions of nectarine pie, displaying both a dazzling mineralogy and a downright unctuous texture. Truly a complete wine, enjoy this beauty at a slightly warmer temperature to take in the full range of flavors and aromatics." Owen Bargreen, Owenbargreen.com, December 2022

91 Points

"Floral and buttery aromas open this full-bodied, creamy-textured wine that offers a soft mouthfeel and the roundness that comes from aging on the lees. Concentrated peaches, melons and a good viscosity help the wine stand out." Jim Gordon, Wine Enthusiast, February 2023