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BLM Wine & Spirits USD 10.99 375ml

Dry Creek Vineyard Fumé Blanc Sonoma County 2011

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The 2011 Fumé Blanc from Dry Creek displays citrus, white pepper, and grassy notes on the nose, with hints of Meyer lemon, Granny Smith apple, and orange zest on the palate. The bright and refreshing acidity carries on through the long finish. Very food-friendly and a great value.

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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: vin0vin0
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2.50 5
03/03/2013

Not a bad Sauvignon Blanc with bright citrus, lemon and grapefruit. A little on the harsh side with some metallic bite but overall ok for the price point.


External Reviews for Dry Creek Vineyard Fumé Blanc Sonoma County

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Source: The Wine Buyer
02/05/2013

Intense aromas of lemon-lime, ruby grapefruit and fresh cut grass. After a couple of minutes in the glass, more subtle hints of kiwi and guava begin to reveal a complex wine. On the palate, this wine is truly delicious with excellent viscosity and length showing more fresh fruit flavors and very balanced acidity.


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Source: We Speak Wine
01/03/2013

The 2011 Fumé Blanc displays an aromatic symphony that leaves one pondering the truly magical characters of the Sauvignon Blanc varietal. The initial aromas fill the senses with a cacophony of pungent grassy, kaffir lime, citrus, white pepper and classic olive aromas. The palate is framed by refreshing citrus and mineral notes that mingle in wonderful harmony with Meyer lemon, Granny Smith apple and orange zest flavors.The grassy elements repeat on the finish with acidity that is both refreshing and brisk.This incredible new vintage is an ode to our founding and reminds us of how we got our start - a wine that is classically styled and immediately food friendly at an unbelievably fair price. - WineryAPPELLATION: Sonoma CountyFERMENTATION: Stainless steel fermented at an average of 52˚F for about 30 days.SOILS: A combination of sand and clay soils, mostly valley floor vineyards.ALCOHOL: 13.5%BRIX: Average 22.5pH: 3.37TA: .62g/100mL


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

The 2011 Fumé Blanc displays an aromatic symphony that leaves one pondering the truly magical characters of the Sauvignon Blanc varietal. The initial aromas fill the senses with a cacophony of pungent grassy, kaffir lime, citrus, white pepper and classic olive aromas. The palate is framed by refreshing citrus and mineral notes that mingle in wonderful harmony with Meyer lemon, Granny Smith apple and orange zest flavors.The grassy elements repeat on the finish with acidity that is both refreshing and brisk.This incredible new vintage is an ode to our founding and reminds us of how we got our start - a wine that is classically styled and immediately food friendly at an unbelievably fair price. - WineryAPPELLATION: Sonoma CountyFERMENTATION: Stainless steel fermented at an average of 52˚F for about 30 days.SOILS: A combination of sand and clay soils, mostly valley floor vineyards.ALCOHOL: 13.5%BRIX: Average 22.5pH: 3.37TA: .62g/100mL ** SOLD OUT **



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The 2011 Fumé Blanc from Dry Creek displays citrus, white pepper, and grassy notes on the nose, with hints of Meyer lemon, Granny Smith apple, and orange zest on the palate. The bright and refreshing acidity carries on through the long finish. Very food-friendly and a great value.

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