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Dry Creek Vineyard Chenin Blanc Clarksburg Dry Chenin Blanc 2011

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Fragrant aromas of pineapple, white peach, melon and citrus leap from the glass. A few swirls reveal an underlying minerality, even some chalky notes, which are an ode to the variety’s Loire Valley roots. The palate expresses soft apple characters, zesty citrus and a wonderful sense of balance and freshness. A perfect patio sipper, Chenin Blanc is summertime in a bottle!

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

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

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Snooth User: aronowm2
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4.00 5
09/23/2012

This is very south african in its approach. nice pina colada tones. great with shrimp cocktail!


Snooth User: RUS
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4.00 5
01/19/2013

Nice Chenin Blanc, a good value.


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

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
01/03/2013

Since our founding in 1972, we have produced a wonderfully crisp, incredibly refreshing dry Chenin Blanc. The 2011 vintage perfectly represents our love for this wonderful grape variety. Fragrant aromas of pineapple, white peach, melon and citrus leap from the glass. A few swirls reveal an underlying minerality, even some chalky notes, which are an ode to the variety's Loire Valley roots. The palate expresses soft apple characters, zesty citrus and a wonderful sense of balance and freshness. A perfect patio sipper, Chenin Blanc is summertime in a bottle! - WineryBLEND: 100% Chenin BlancAPPELLATION: ClarksburgHARVEST DATES: September 13, 2011ALCOHOL: 12.5%RESIDUAL SUGAR: 0.6% (Dry)FERMENTATION: Stainless steel fermented at an average of 55˚F for approximately 30 dayspH: 3.53TA: 0.63g/100mLSOILS: Flat, sandy delta soilVINE AGE: 10 years on averageYIELD: 6-7 tons per acre


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
07/13/2013

Since our founding in 1972, we have produced a wonderfully crisp, incredibly refreshing dry Chenin Blanc. The 2011 vintage perfectly represents our love for this wonderful grape variety. Fragrant aromas of pineapple, white peach, melon and citrus leap from the glass. A few swirls reveal an underlying minerality, even some chalky notes, which are an ode to the variety's Loire Valley roots. The palate expresses soft apple characters, zesty citrus and a wonderful sense of balance and freshness. A perfect patio sipper, Chenin Blanc is summertime in a bottle! - WineryBLEND: 100% Chenin BlancAPPELLATION: ClarksburgHARVEST DATES: September 13, 2011ALCOHOL: 12.5%RESIDUAL SUGAR: 0.6% (Dry)FERMENTATION: Stainless steel fermented at an average of 55˚F for approximately 30 dayspH: 3.53TA: 0.63g/100mLSOILS: Flat, sandy delta soilVINE AGE: 10 years on averageYIELD: 6-7 tons per acre ** SOLD OUT **



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Fragrant aromas of pineapple, white peach, melon and citrus leap from the glass. A few swirls reveal an underlying minerality, even some chalky notes, which are an ode to the variety’s Loire Valley roots. The palate expresses soft apple characters, zesty citrus and a wonderful sense of balance and freshness. A perfect patio sipper, Chenin Blanc is summertime in a bottle!

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