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Food Pairings for Dry Creek Vineyard Chenin Blanc Clarksburg Dry Chenin Blanc
Tasted at UNLVino 4/10/10
External Reviews for Dry Creek Vineyard Chenin Blanc Clarksburg Dry Chenin Blanc
Chenin Blanc can be a little vegetal and green beany, but Dry Creek's is as fruity as a fine Sauvignon Blanc. Like that variety, it has crisp acidity, showing citrus, wildflower and vanilla flavors. And like the label says, it's bone dry. - S.H.
The 200 acres of estate owned vineyards are the foundation for the winery. Fundamentally, the family understands that great wines begin in the vineyard. This philosophy is an ideal marriage for winemaker Bill Knuttel, as he spends most of his time in the vineyard. Each harvest Bill can be found walking vineyards, row by row, to ensure that the grapes are ripening perfectly. Bill’s meticulous approach to vineyard management allows him to use the highest quality grapes for our wines. After all, a wine can only be as good as the fruit in the vineyard. If the fruit is bad there’s a pretty good chance the wine won’t be very good either. Utilizing careful viticultural practices and maintaining long term relationships with growers all contribute to producing these world-class wines. The 2008 Chenin Blanc is the first vintage in a screw cap and with a vineyard designation. At first swirl, inviting aromas of citrus, peach and tropical fruit leap from the glass. On the palate, the wine is simply refreshing and delicious, following the tropical fruit theme while displaying excellent acidity. This Chenin Blanc is balanced from start to finish and is the perfect aperitif wine.
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