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Dry Creek Vineyard Chenin Blanc Clarksburg Dry Chenin Blanc 2009

Winemaker's Notes:

At first swirl, a beautiful golden color shines through, then pleasing aromas of orange blossom, lemon peel, and zesty citrus nuances emerge. On the palate, the wine is refreshing and lively with a wonderful balance of citrus elements and tangy sweet fruit that play perfectly together. The finish is clean and well integrated, leaving mouthwatering fruit flavors on the back of the palate. This is a wine that truly begs for another sip!

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: pepp168
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01/23/2011

Four glasses


External Reviews for Dry Creek Vineyard Chenin Blanc Clarksburg Dry Chenin Blanc

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Source: We Speak Wine
05/11/2011

WE: 87 Points


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
01/19/2012

A beautiful Chenin, among the best in California. Although it is dry, as the name suggests, and very crisp in acidity, it's so fruity it almost tastes off-dry. The flavors are of green apples, lemons, limes and pineapples. Great as an alternative to Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio. S.H. ** SOLD OUT **



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At first swirl, a beautiful golden color shines through, then pleasing aromas of orange blossom, lemon peel, and zesty citrus nuances emerge. On the palate, the wine is refreshing and lively with a wonderful balance of citrus elements and tangy sweet fruit that play perfectly together. The finish is clean and well integrated, leaving mouthwatering fruit flavors on the back of the palate. This is a wine that truly begs for another sip!

6 tons per acre produced.

Notes: 52 F

Wine Specs:

Sugar: 6 grams per liter Total Acidity: 3.75 grams per liter

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