Merry Edwards Winery
Recognized as the “Queen of Pinot Noir”, Merry Edwards has had an illustrious five-decade career in winemaking. Her masters research analyzed lead in wine, leading to the discontinued use of lead capsules. Merry’s zeal, innovations and clonal research in producing Pinot Noir resulted in establishing the region’s renowned reputation for this varietal. In 1997 she established Merry Edwards Winery on a 24-acre fruit orchard in the Russian River Valley. She has created a distinctive and unique style based on winegrowing and phenolic research. Merry was inducted into the CIA’s Vintners Hall of Fame in 2013.
18 Russian River Valley Sauvignon Blanc: Without doubt, Merry Edwards produces one of the most compelling Sauvignon Blanc’s anywhere on this earth. This full barrel fermentation style reveals aromas of macerated white peach, guava and candied pink grapefruit. This sophisticated Sauvignon Blanc is laced with ginger and tropical fruits that linger for minutes. It is rich, yet not weighty, finishing clean and memorable.
17 Meredith Estate Pinot Noir: Merry has defined Pinot Noir. This is a composite of clones including Merry Edwards namesake clone UCD37. A compact and concentrated opaque-purple wine revealing aromas of lavender and spring flowers. Within are complex layers of blueberry and blackberry compote integrated with Asian spice and savory elements. The tannins are ripe and polished.