Dry Creek Chenin Blanc 2010

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Summertime in the bottle with whispers of honeysuckle, pineapple, white peach and honeydew melon. On the palate, the wine expresses soft apple notes, cantaloupe, and pineapple, happily mingling with underlying chalky minerality and freshly grated lemon zest that keeps this wine fresh and crisp.

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Dry Creek Vineyard:
The history of Dry Creek Vineyard is a long and colorful one. Founded in 1972 by David S. Stare, Dry Creek Vineyard paved the way for a renaissance of winemaking and viticulture in the Dry Creek Valley. Before his arrival, the Dry Creek Valley was little more than a few family farms and prune orchards. It was Dave’s vision to start a Loire Valley inspired winery that reintroduced consu... Read more
The history of Dry Creek Vineyard is a long and colorful one. Founded in 1972 by David S. Stare, Dry Creek Vineyard paved the way for a renaissance of winemaking and viticulture in the Dry Creek Valley. Before his arrival, the Dry Creek Valley was little more than a few family farms and prune orchards. It was Dave’s vision to start a Loire Valley inspired winery that reintroduced consumers to the wines of northern Sonoma County. Without a doubt, David Stare is a pioneer. Heading west in the late 1960s, Dave personified the character and work ethic of early Gold Rush pioneers. Educated at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Dave worked for the B&O Railroad for several years but quickly realized that his true calling was in the wine industry. Inspired by his trips to the Loire Valley, Dave headed west to California to start his own family winery. Upon his arrival, Dave began taking winemaking classes at UC Davis as a graduate student. On the weekends, he spent time looking at vineyard land from Monterey to Mendocino. It was during one of those weekend trips that fate drew Dave to the Dry Creek Valley. When he saw an old prune orchard across the street from the Dry Creek General Store, Dave realized that he had found his dream location. He purchased the orchard and began planting vines. Captivated by his memories of Loire-style wines, Sauvignon Blanc seemed destined to figure prominently in the Dry Creek Vineyard portfolio. However, several famed vineyard specialists advised him against planting Sauvignon Blanc. Always defiant, Dave planted the varietal anyway and the rest, as they say, is history. Today, our second-generation family owned winery continues to evolve and grow to meet the demands of a global wine marketplace. The primary mission of our winery is to produce distinctive wines that over deliver on quality. For more than 30 years, this pursuit of winemaking excellence has lead to many international awards and accolades. With a loyal following of wine club members and customers, the future of Dry Creek Vineyard has never been brighter. Read less
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Member Reviews for Dry Creek Chenin Blanc

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Snooth User: vin0vin0
3578085,589
3.00 5
01/03/2014

Very nice, simple sonoma cab. Slightly chalky with nice dark fruit, medium tannin and a bit of acidity. Not overly complex but easy on the palette and quite tasty.


Snooth User: gmb468
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4.00 5
05/04/2014

Four glasses


External Reviews for Dry Creek Chenin Blanc

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
01/19/2012

Our winery is widely considered the North American expert of this wonderfully expressive grape. The 2010 Chenin Blanc is summertime in the bottle with whispers of honeysuckle, pineapple, white peach and honeydew melon. On the palate, the wine expresses soft apple notes, cantaloupe, and pineapple, happily mingling with underlying chalky minerality and freshly grated lemon zest that keeps this wine fresh and crisp. Completely delicious, the 2010 Chenin Blanc is just begging to be your summertime favorite! - WineryGrapes: 100% Chenin BlancAppellation: 100% Clarksburg (Sacramento Delta region)Harvest: September 18 - October 2, 2010Fermentation: Stainless steel fermented at an average of 55˚F for approximately 35 daysBarrel Aging: NoneAlcohol: 13.2%Total Acidity: 0.65g/100mlpH: 3.57Residual Sugar: 0.6% (Dry)Aging Potent...


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
01/21/2014

The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon displays elegance and nuance that is immediately appealing. The aromatic profile is indicative of the cooler vintage displaying aromas of raspberry, sage, and dried flowers. The palate is well defined with superior tannins that intermingle with black cherry, plum, and cocoa creating a silky mouthfeel. After several minutes in the glass, the wine fleshes out providing dimension and depth while maintaining its fresh fruit focus which is wonderfully expressive in this wine. The finish lingers with fine tannins that are elegant and structured. - WineryBLEND:83% Cabernet Sauvignon9% Merlot4% Malbec2% Cabernet Franc2% Petit Verdot BARREL AGING: 18 months in French, American and Hungarian oak; 30% new oakALCOHOL: 13.5%PH: 3.64TA: 0.57g/100mL


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
12/17/2014

The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon displays elegance and nuance that is immediately appealing. The aromatic profile is indicative of the cooler vintage displaying aromas of raspberry, sage, and dried flowers. The palate is well defined with superior tannins that intermingle with black cherry, plum, and cocoa creating a silky mouthfeel. After several minutes in the glass, the wine fleshes out providing dimension and depth while maintaining its fresh fruit focus which is wonderfully expressive in this wine. The finish lingers with fine tannins that are elegant and structured. - Winery BLEND: 83% Cabernet Sauvignon 9% Merlot 4% Malbec 2% Cabernet Franc 2% Petit Verdot BARREL AGING: 18 months in French, American and Hungarian oak; 30% new oak ALCOHOL: 13.5% PH: 3.64 TA: 0.57g/100mL



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Summertime in the bottle with whispers of honeysuckle, pineapple, white peach and honeydew melon. On the palate, the wine expresses soft apple notes, cantaloupe, and pineapple, happily mingling with underlying chalky minerality and freshly grated lemon zest that keeps this wine fresh and crisp.

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