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Dry Creek Vineyard Chenin Blanc Clarksburg Dry Chenin Blanc 2001

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This is a Gold Medal Wine Club Platinum Series selection. The Collier Falls 2001 Hillside Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is a lush, deeply flavored wine that models the expressive fruit from the charming Sonoma County region of Dry Creek Valley. This estate wine earned a Gold Medal at the Jerry Mead International Wine Competition, a Gold Medal at the Los Angeles Wines of the World Competition, as well as a Gold Medal at the Indiana State Fair Wine Competition. Winemaker Cécile Lemerle-Derbes describes the 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon best as: “An elegantly styled wine with intense deep red color…the bouquet blends hints of cassis, fresh tobacco leaves, cacao and blackberries. The mouth is long and soft with opulent flavors of dark cherries, roasted coffee and chocolate. This is a rich and silky wine with balance, complexity and structure. Firm tannins give the wine potential for aging, but it is pretty even now.” Try pairing the Collier Falls 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon with braised short ribs, New York steaks, and grilled lamb chops. Aged 22 months in oak. 94% Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Estate Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Enjoy now until 2011.

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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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03/30/2009

This is a Gold Medal Wine Club Platinum Series selection. The Collier Falls 2001 Hillside Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is a lush, deeply flavored wine that models the expressive fruit from the charming Sonoma County region of Dry Creek Valley. This estate wine earned a Gold Medal at the Jerry Mead International Wine Competition, a Gold Medal at the Los Angeles Wines of the World Competition, as well as a Gold Medal at the Indiana State Fair Wine Competition. Winemaker Cécile Lemerle-Derbes describes the 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon best as: “An elegantly styled wine with intense deep red color…the bouquet blends hints of cassis, fresh tobacco leaves, cacao and blackberries. The mouth is long and soft with opulent flavors of dark cherries, roasted coffee and chocolate. This is a rich and silky wine with balance, complexity and structure. Firm tannins give the wine potential for aging, but it is pretty even now.” Try pairing the Collier Falls 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon with braised short ribs, New York steaks, and grilled lamb chops. Aged 22 months in oak. 94% Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Estate Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Enjoy now until 2011.




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