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2015 Merriam Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc "Danielle"

Winery: Merriam Vineyards

Vintage: 2015

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Danielle"

Wine Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Grape blend: 97% Sauvignon Blanc & 3% Semillon

Region: Russian River Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $20

Cases produced: 500

KWG Score: 90 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: December 21, 2016

Wine Review: This pale straw colored Sauvignon Blanc from Merriam opens with a fragrant mango and papaya like bouquet with hints of pineapple and banana. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, nicely balanced and soft for a Sauvignon Blanc. The flavor profile is a gentle papaya with notes of mild tangerine and honeydew melon. There is also gentle minerality throughout and a touch of pineapple as well. The finish is dry and its flavors drift away nicely. This tropical styled Sauvignon Blanc is very food friendly. I would pair with a five fruit chicken. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Light straw in color with hints of honey, ginger, honeysuckle and ripe pineapple on the nose. This wine tastes like extracting the nectar out of a honeysuckle flower with rich textures of green apple, lemon verbena, grapefruit and white peach. It has a nice long lingering finish that makes you want to go back for more.

Organic status: not organic

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