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Date Printed: 10/1/2014
Merry Edwards Sauvignon Blanc 2007
Merry Edwards Sauvignon Blanc 2007
(search item no. 101980)
Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
PRICE ON 10/1/2014: $28.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2006 The Wine News rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

#9 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2009

2007 was an excellent Sauvignon Blanc vintage. The extended harvest lasted for over a month starting with Hopkins Starr Ranch in the north and ending with Dutton-Cohen in the southwestern hills above Occidental. Several new vineyards were added to the mix, all recently planted to Musqué: Dutton-Jewell, Crinella and Cresta d'Oro, part of our Meredith Estate.

This compelling blend allures the senses with hints of citrus blossoms, lychee fruit and mango. Soft honey weaves its way through the sumptuous palate. Time in the cellar will allow even more richness and complexity to unfold. Pair this delightful wine with elegant raw oysters, a salad of blood oranges with yellow and red baby beets or giant prawns in Thai green curry sauce over rice noodles.

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About Merry Edwards:

In 1997, Merry Edwards established her eponymous brand with a focus on producing Pinot Noir from the finest vineyards in Sonoma County's Russian River Valley. in 2008, she and her husband, Ken Coopersmith, completed their new winery on the site of the Coopersmith Vineyard. In addition to this property, their estate vineyards now include Cresta d'Oro, Flax, Georganne, Meredith Estate and Sanchietti. They continue to partner with several dedicated local growers to supplement this estate production. Along with the two regional blends, six vineyard-designated Pinot Noirs are bottled. In 2001, a barrel-fermented Sauvignon Blanc was added to the portfolio.