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Dry Creek Vineyard Fumé Blanc Sonoma County 2012

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Our flagship white wine, the 2012 vintage of Fumé Blanc yet again sets the standard for dry Sauvignon Blanc in Sonoma County. Meyer lemon, kaffir lime, citrus, and grassy characters arise from the glass. The palate repeats many of the aromatic themes making the wine fresh and vibrant. Classic underlying minerality provides a seamless core of acidity and backbone that are hallmarks of our Fumé Blanc. A delicious wine from start to finish, this is a near perfect pairing with fresh oysters.

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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: vin0vin0
3578086,533
2.50 5
Vintage: 2011 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.


Snooth User: EMark
8478047,322
2.00 5
Vintage: 2010 04/10/2012

Quite possibly the palest wine I've ever seen in a glass. It is darned close to distilled water in color Herbal, minty, peppery nose. Very very light bodied on the palate. Herbal aroma translates to herbal (bell pepper) taste. Lightness makes it quite refreshing. I yearn for acid, but with the lack of other palate sensations, I'm glad it's not really there. US$9.99 at Total Wine.


Snooth User: InWineTruth
2201061,634
3.50 5
Vintage: 2010 01/04/2012

Straw bright hue, with grassy green apple and citrus aromas; meyer lemon, tart apple and a hint of orange rind focused on racy acidity. Refreshing.


Snooth User: BRUNOHOEPERS
1157885634
0.00 5
Vintage: 2010 07/16/2013

This new vintage harkens back to the early days of Fumé Blanc at Dry Creek Vineyard. At first swirl, pungent grassy aromas framed by kaffir limes leap from the glass. On the palate, the wine displays racy citrus characters along with granny smith apples, Meyer lemon and orange zest. The grassy elements repeat on the finish with acidity that is both refreshing and brisk. Dave Stare pioneered this style back in 1972 and this wine certainly carries forward all of those old school elements. Simply delicious!


0.00 5
Vintage: 2010 03/15/2012

White pepper, talc and celery leaf aromatics leap out of the glass ... Drink now. -MW


Snooth User: ericard
1013455294
4.00 5
Vintage: 2010 06/16/2012

Very light color. Great citrus fruit on the nose. The grapefruit kick at the end gives you the biggest dleight of this refreshing wine. With 13.5%, this wine is perfect on a hot day.


Snooth User: tashia153
1131284127
4.00 5
Vintage: 2010 10/03/2012

Four glasses


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External Reviews for Dry Creek Vineyard Fumé Blanc Sonoma County

External Review
07/13/2013

Our flagship white wine, the 2012 vintage of Fumé Blanc yet again sets the standard for dry Sauvignon Blanc in Sonoma County. Meyer lemon, kaffir lime, citrus, and grassy characters arise from the glass. The palate repeats many of the aromatic themes making the wine fresh and vibrant. Classic underlying minerality provides a seamless core of acidity and backbone that are hallmarks of our Fumé Blanc. A delicious wine from start to finish, this is a near perfect pairing with fresh oysters. - WinerypH: 3.37TA: 0.72g/100mLAlc: 13.5%


External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
Vintage: 2011 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.


External Review
Vintage: 2011 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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Vintage: 2011 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
Vintage: 2010 10/24/2011

This new vintage harkens back to the early days of Fumé Blanc at Dry Creek Vineyard. At first swirl, pungent grassy aromas framed by keffir limes leap from the glass. On the palate, the wine displays racy citrus characters along with granny smith apples, Meyer lemon and orange zest. The grassy elements repeat on the finish with acidity that is both refreshing and brisk. Dave Stare pioneered this style back in 1972 and this wine certainly carries forward all of those old school elements. Simply delicious! - Winery


External Review
Vintage: 2009 02/16/2011

At first swirl, the 2009 Fumé Blanc presents bright aromas of lemon peel and passion fruit. After several minutes in the glass, additional aromas of pineapple and grapefruit shine through. On the palate, the wine continues the refreshing theme of citrus elements, along with a wonderful backbone of minerals that provide dimension and weight to the palate. Subtle, nuanced, and showing true varietal character, this delicious wine finishes crisp and juicy proving again just how versatile Sauvignon Blanc can be. - Winery


External Review
Vintage: 2009 05/20/2011

Dry Creek Vineyard Fume Blanc Sonoma County 2009 750ML


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Our flagship white wine, the 2012 vintage of Fumé Blanc yet again sets the standard for dry Sauvignon Blanc in Sonoma County. Meyer lemon, kaffir lime, citrus, and grassy characters arise from the glass. The palate repeats many of the aromatic themes making the wine fresh and vibrant. Classic underlying minerality provides a seamless core of acidity and backbone that are hallmarks of our Fumé Blanc. A delicious wine from start to finish, this is a near perfect pairing with fresh oysters.

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