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Dry Creek Sauvignon Blanc Dry Creek Valley 2008

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Subtle gooseberry tones yield to grapefruit, pineapple and herbs on the nose in a rather exuberant rush that ends with a floral top note. Nicely balanced in the mouth with bright acids balanced by a round, juicy core of orange tinged pineapple fruit. This is a touch creamy with an lemony edge to the fruit up front but gains a nice mineral and acid driven snap on the finish with a finale of sea salt and lime tones. 89pts

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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

Editorial Reviews for Dry Creek Sauvignon Blanc Dry Creek Valley

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065212,736
4.00 5
08/24/2009

Subtle gooseberry tones yield to grapefruit, pineapple and herbs on the nose in a rather exuberant rush that ends with a floral top note. Nicely balanced in the mouth with bright acids balanced by a round, juicy core of orange tinged pineapple fruit. This is a touch creamy with an lemony edge to the fruit up front but gains a nice mineral and acid driven snap on the finish with a finale of sea salt and lime tones. 89pts


Member Reviews for Dry Creek Sauvignon Blanc Dry Creek Valley

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Snooth User: drdebs
6497900
4.00 5
07/26/2009

A domestic SB that can hold its head up among New Zealand bottlings, but has a bit more softness and is less assertive. Beautiful aromas of grass, hay, melon, and citrus, all of which are echoed in the flavors. The finish becomes more herbal than grassy, which makes it linger nicely in the mouth. Honestly, I think if you tasted this blind you'd say NZ Sauvignon Blanc for sure. As the wine opens, though, you get more melon and floral notes that add to the complexity. Very nice effort for this renamed (formerly Fume Blanc) wine.


Snooth User: BobbyC10
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3.50 5
08/02/2010

Light Crisp wine, tasty


Snooth User: Bobbie Lee
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0.00 5
04/06/2010

Heavenly nose, citrus, grass, melon, honeysuckle, even a hint of spearmint! Delicious crisp, balanced acidity, lemon, lime, herbaceous lusciousness...fill my glass!


External Reviews for Dry Creek Sauvignon Blanc Dry Creek Valley

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
04/14/2010

WS: 89 Points


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
05/17/2010

Vibrant and juicy, with focused citrus notes of Meyer lemon, lime peel and grapefruit. A pleasant herbal grassiness provides an added dimension of freshness, with a mouthwatering finish. Drink now. 15,000 cases made. -MW



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