Dry Creek Fume Blanc 2013

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Dry Creek Fume Blanc 2013 is a blend of 91% Sauvignon Blanc, 9% Sauvignon Musque. This California white offers vibrant aromas of melon, mango and citrus on the nose. On the palate, fresh flavors of lemon-lime, kiwi, grapefruit and hints of tropical fruit with full body and a refreshing finish.

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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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Snooth User: martins2002
2776572,763
3.50 5
09/05/2014

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: vin0vin0
3578085,596
2.50 5
Vintage: 2011 03/03/2013

Not a bad Sauvignon Blanc with bright citrus, lemon and grapefruit. A little on the harsh side with some metallic bite but overall ok for the price point.


Snooth User: EMark
8478046,129
2.00 5
Vintage: 2010 04/10/2012

Quite possibly the palest wine I've ever seen in a glass. It is darned close to distilled water in color Herbal, minty, peppery nose. Very very light bodied on the palate. Herbal aroma translates to herbal (bell pepper) taste. Lightness makes it quite refreshing. I yearn for acid, but with the lack of other palate sensations, I'm glad it's not really there. US$9.99 at Total Wine.


Snooth User: InWineTruth
2201061,634
3.50 5
Vintage: 2010 01/04/2012

Straw bright hue, with grassy green apple and citrus aromas; meyer lemon, tart apple and a hint of orange rind focused on racy acidity. Refreshing.


Snooth User: BRUNOHOEPERS
1157885634
0.00 5
Vintage: 2010 07/16/2013

This new vintage harkens back to the early days of Fumé Blanc at Dry Creek Vineyard. At first swirl, pungent grassy aromas framed by kaffir limes leap from the glass. On the palate, the wine displays racy citrus characters along with granny smith apples, Meyer lemon and orange zest. The grassy elements repeat on the finish with acidity that is both refreshing and brisk. Dave Stare pioneered this style back in 1972 and this wine certainly carries forward all of those old school elements. Simply delicious!


0.00 5
Vintage: 2010 03/15/2012

White pepper, talc and celery leaf aromatics leap out of the glass ... Drink now. -MW


Snooth User: ericard
1013455294
4.00 5
Vintage: 2010 06/16/2012

Very light color. Great citrus fruit on the nose. The grapefruit kick at the end gives you the biggest dleight of this refreshing wine. With 13.5%, this wine is perfect on a hot day.


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External Reviews for Dry Creek Fume Blanc

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
11/04/2014

WINEMAKER COMMENTS:The 2013 Fumé Blanc offers a distinct aromatic and flavor profile that sets it apart from the competition. In the glass, Meyer lemon, kefir lime, fresh citrus and grassy characters are immediately evident. The cold stainless steel fermentation preserves the vibrancy in the wine a characteristic that we love and is often compared to a quivering race horse. The palate repeats vibrant aromatic themes making the wine mouthwatering and delicious. Underlying minerals and wet stone provide a seamless core of acidity and backbone that are hallmarks of our Fumé Blanc. A warm summer day along with a cold bottle of Fumé Blanc and a bucket of fresh oysters can only be described as pure bliss.HISTORY:Since 1972, we have produced Fumé Blanc a wine at the heart and soul of our family winery. Modeled after the classic wines from the Loire Valley in France, our stainless steel fermented, no oak style Fumé Blanc is crisp, balanced and immediately drinkable. Winery founder David Stare was the first vintner to plant Sauvignon Blanc in the Dry Creek Valley, and we are proud to carry his legacy forward in producing this classic, dry white wine.GROWING SEASON:The 2013 harvest will be remembered as a season of near perfect growing conditions.It was also one of our driest seasons on record. By mid-January, it seemed that Mother Nature turned off the rain spigot. Overall, winter was extremely mild. Spring bud break was normal with frost of little or no concern. The summer growing season was outstanding with moderate temperatures. A few heat spikes in late May and early June had us thinking it would be an unusually warm summer. However, July, August and September were beautiful with moderate temperatures. Harvest conditions were excellent. Yields were normal and the quality was superb with all varietals achieving optimal ripeness levels. - WineryPH: 3.32TA: 0.68 g/100mlAlc: 13.5%


External Review
Source: eVintner Wines and Spirits
10/04/2012

Crisp, aromas of fresh grass, lemon and grapefruit with flavors of citrus, lime, and crushed stone nuances.


External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
Vintage: 2012 10/10/2013

Intense aromas of lemon-lime, ruby grapefruit and fresh cut grass. After a couple of minutes in the glass, more subtle hints of kiwi and guava begin to reveal a complex wine. On the palate, this wine is truly delicious with excellent viscosity and length showing more fresh fruit flavors and very balanced acidity.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2012 07/13/2013

Our flagship white wine, the 2012 vintage of Fumé Blanc yet again sets the standard for dry Sauvignon Blanc in Sonoma County. Meyer lemon, kaffir lime, citrus, and grassy characters arise from the glass. The palate repeats many of the aromatic themes making the wine fresh and vibrant. Classic underlying minerality provides a seamless core of acidity and backbone that are hallmarks of our Fumé Blanc. A delicious wine from start to finish, this is a near perfect pairing with fresh oysters. - WinerypH: 3.37TA: 0.72g/100mLAlc: 13.5%


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2011 01/03/2013

The 2011 Fumé Blanc displays an aromatic symphony that leaves one pondering the truly magical characters of the Sauvignon Blanc varietal. The initial aromas fill the senses with a cacophony of pungent grassy, kaffir lime, citrus, white pepper and classic olive aromas. The palate is framed by refreshing citrus and mineral notes that mingle in wonderful harmony with Meyer lemon, Granny Smith apple and orange zest flavors.The grassy elements repeat on the finish with acidity that is both refreshing and brisk.This incredible new vintage is an ode to our founding and reminds us of how we got our start - a wine that is classically styled and immediately food friendly at an unbelievably fair price. - WineryAPPELLATION: Sonoma CountyFERMENTATION: Stainless steel fermented at an average of 52˚F for about 30 days.SOILS: A combination of sand and clay soils, mostly valley floor vineyards.ALCOHOL: 13.5%BRIX: Average 22.5pH: 3.37TA: .62g/100mL


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2011 07/13/2013

The 2011 Fumé Blanc displays an aromatic symphony that leaves one pondering the truly magical characters of the Sauvignon Blanc varietal. The initial aromas fill the senses with a cacophony of pungent grassy, kaffir lime, citrus, white pepper and classic olive aromas. The palate is framed by refreshing citrus and mineral notes that mingle in wonderful harmony with Meyer lemon, Granny Smith apple and orange zest flavors.The grassy elements repeat on the finish with acidity that is both refreshing and brisk.This incredible new vintage is an ode to our founding and reminds us of how we got our start - a wine that is classically styled and immediately food friendly at an unbelievably fair price. - WineryAPPELLATION: Sonoma CountyFERMENTATION: Stainless steel fermented at an average of 52˚F for about 30 days.SOILS: A combination of sand and clay soils, mostly valley floor vineyards.ALCOHOL: 13.5%BRIX: Average 22.5pH: 3.37TA: .62g/100mL ** SOLD OUT **


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2010 10/24/2011

This new vintage harkens back to the early days of Fumé Blanc at Dry Creek Vineyard. At first swirl, pungent grassy aromas framed by keffir limes leap from the glass. On the palate, the wine displays racy citrus characters along with granny smith apples, Meyer lemon and orange zest. The grassy elements repeat on the finish with acidity that is both refreshing and brisk. Dave Stare pioneered this style back in 1972 and this wine certainly carries forward all of those old school elements. Simply delicious! - Winery


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Dry Creek Fume Blanc 2013 is a blend of 91% Sauvignon Blanc, 9% Sauvignon Musque. This California white offers vibrant aromas of melon, mango and citrus on the nose. On the palate, fresh flavors of lemon-lime, kiwi, grapefruit and hints of tropical fruit with full body and a refreshing finish.

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