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New York Wine Exchange USD 21.99 750ml

Dry Creek Vineyard Chardonnay Russian River Valley 2006

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Non-oak fermentation makes our Chardonnay clean, fruity and uncomplicated wine. It is great for everyday sipping and a crowd pleaser that should make friends. Sugar: 0.6

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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

External Reviews for Dry Creek Vineyard Chardonnay Russian River Valley

External Review
Source: Sonoma Harvest Fair
11/24/2008

Sonoma Harvest Fair 2008 - Silver Medal


External Review
Source: Sam's Wine
09/15/2009

Floral lemon blossom, green apple and flinty citrus notes have lively acidty that keeps the flavors fresh and snappy, ending with mouthwatering acidity. Drink now through 2011.


External Review
Source: Sonoma Harvest Fair
12/27/2008

Sonoma Harvest Fair 2008 - Gold Medal


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

WS: 88 Points


External Review
Source: Sonoma Harvest Fair
11/24/2008

Sonoma Harvest Fair 2008 - Bronze Medal



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Non-oak fermentation makes our Chardonnay clean, fruity and uncomplicated wine. It is great for everyday sipping and a crowd pleaser that should make friends. Sugar: 0.6

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