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Dry Creek Vineyard Chenin Blanc Clarksburg Dry Chenin Blanc 2003

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Untitled Document 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon; Two Moon Vineyard - Dry Creek ValleyClub Price $36.00 - Regular Price $45.00 This single vineyard bottling of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon is a reflection of the terroir in which the grapes were grown. The Two Moon Vineyard is perched on a steep, terraced hillside high above Dry Creek Valley at an elevation of 2200'. This site provides perfect exposure and because of the elevation, allows for a longer "hang-time" than that of valley floor sites. Richly aromatic with aromas of succulent ripe black currants, cherries and smoky undertones. The mid-palate reveals textured layers of ripe black fruits, raspberry and spices. The finish is balanced and highlighted by soft and generous tannins. Enjoy with your favorite grilled meats. Drink now through 2016

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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: Mike Pobega
125081448
4.00 5
02/25/2009

Super dark purple tinged edges. Beautiful floral nose with currants, blackberries, and Cherries. The palate revealed a very lush sweet styled cab. One I would not expect from the vintage. There was amazing sour cherries, currants, and sweet young blackberries as well as some tar, slight anise, and sour cherries. (didn't I say that already?). A solid core of pure Sbragia Cabernet. There was a moderatly long finish that kept the fruit going for 45 seconds (sour cherry and currant). I loved the balance of fruits and deft acid level. The firm tannins were in check, but hanging in the background. Wow. This guy is an artist!!This is one fantasic wine for $26. Drinks like $50.


Snooth User: martce
45608197
4.50 5
10/15/2013

Should have it more often


Snooth User: Shellyfish26
182593114
3.00 5
05/19/2009

Good wine. Dark color, intense and concentrated aromas of cherry and chocolate, woodys and balanced at the end


Snooth User: airjesse123
7858345
4.50 5
07/06/2008

Really, really smooth and delicate. Feels like a million bucks on the palate and posses cherry and chocolate aromas. liquid heaven?


Snooth User: Luscious
7138143
4.50 5
05/10/2008

Lush sweet cabernet with blackberry and chocolate aroma. Deep burgundy color. Smooth and sustained finish.


Snooth User: Americo Valdes
115586898
3.50 5
11/04/2012

Three and a half glasses



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Untitled Document 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon; Two Moon Vineyard - Dry Creek ValleyClub Price $36.00 - Regular Price $45.00 This single vineyard bottling of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon is a reflection of the terroir in which the grapes were grown. The Two Moon Vineyard is perched on a steep, terraced hillside high above Dry Creek Valley at an elevation of 2200'. This site provides perfect exposure and because of the elevation, allows for a longer "hang-time" than that of valley floor sites. Richly aromatic with aromas of succulent ripe black currants, cherries and smoky undertones. The mid-palate reveals textured layers of ripe black fruits, raspberry and spices. The finish is balanced and highlighted by soft and generous tannins. Enjoy with your favorite grilled meats. Drink now through 2016

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