Dry Creek Vineyard Fumé Blanc Sonoma County 2006

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2006 Ferrari Carano Fume Blanc Dry Creek California Wine - Honeydew melon and fresh herb aromas and flavors are evident in thislight-bodied white wine. Our Fumé Blanc is stylistically treated in the chardonnay style. The crisp, lingering finish shows subtle oak character blended with classic herbal, earthy Sauvignon Blanc characteristics. 91 Points from Wine Spectator.

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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

Member Reviews for Dry Creek Vineyard Fumé Blanc Sonoma County

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Snooth User: drdebs
6497900
3.50 5
02/26/2009

As fume blanc goes, this is a good one. It retains its freshness amidst the richness. Aromas and flavors of grapefruit, guava nectar, and melon with hay and some grassy notes. Particularly good with grilled fish.


Snooth User: JNazarian
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3.50 5
03/31/2010

Good wine...light on the acidity...


Snooth User: oceank8
557082,029
3.00 5
09/28/2008

Three glasses


External Reviews for Dry Creek Vineyard Fumé Blanc Sonoma County

External Review
Source: Shop Wine Direct
01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesOur Fume Blanc's quintessential varietal character has made it a benchmark Sauvignon Blanc in California and a flagship at the winery. This vintage exhibits aromas of citrus, grapefruit, melon and lemongrass. On the palate, vibrant flavors of lemon-lime and citrus follow suit with the addition of gooseberry and a touch of minerality. The balanced, crisp acidity cleanses the palate and invites an array of foods, including goat cheese, seafood and fresh oysters.


External Review
Source: Salute! Wine Market
02/12/2009

Fragrant, with zingy acidity that frames the grapefruit, lemon-lime, guava, peach and nectarine flavors. Has good intensity and a persistent finish. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Sonoma Harvest Fair
11/24/2008

Sonoma Harvest Fair 2008 - Bronze Medal



2006 Ferrari Carano Fume Blanc Dry Creek California Wine - Honeydew melon and fresh herb aromas and flavors are evident in thislight-bodied white wine. Our Fumé Blanc is stylistically treated in the chardonnay style. The crisp, lingering finish shows subtle oak character blended with classic herbal, earthy Sauvignon Blanc characteristics. 91 Points from Wine Spectator.

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