This is the way sauvignon blanc should be done. With this 2013 release Merryvale has perfectly balanced this simple but tricky grape. The nose and attack are floral and lightly sweet, hinting at white flowers and honeysuckle. As the body builds, there is more honey, tropical fruit, and a rich, creme brulee finish. Could use a touch more acid, but overall this is a hands-down winner that is exemplary on its own or with a light meal.
A / $28 / merryvale.com
- Review: 2013 Starmont Chardonnay and Pinot Noir
- Review: Blue Ice Creme Brulee Vodka
- Review: Sauvignon Blancs of Brancott, 2015 Releases
- Review: Three 2012 Sauvignon Blancs from Chile