Dry Creek Vineyard Fumé Blanc Sonoma County Reserve 2005

Winemaker's Notes:

Wine Enthusiast Review Rated 90 A Sauternes-style white dessert blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon, and quite a good one. Shows sweet flavors of apricot jam, pineapples, vanilla creme brulee and spices, with fine, crisp acidity for clean balance. Wine Tasting Notes This late harvest Sauvignon Blanc exudes intense honeysuckle, peach, kiwi, tropical fruit, and floral aromas. On the palate, flavors of honeyed peach, apricot, and concentrated orange zest are interwoven with notes of apple pie spice and lemon. Rich and full in the mouth, the wine finishes clean and well balanced. Our 2000 Soleil is a perfect companion to foie gras, pears with a blue-veined creamy cheese, Italian biscotti, or on its own as dessert.

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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 Reserve

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08/26/2007

crisp citrusy cheap


External Reviews for Dry Creek Vineyard Fumé Blanc Sonoma County Reserve

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

Sonoma Harvest Fair 2008 - Bronze Medal


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

Connoisseurs Guide to California Wine ReviewRated 88Muted elements of fresh grasses and green herbs keep this bottling varietally true, but its main message is one of juicy, mildly flowery, kiwi-like fruit, and it is made more attractive still by its open architecture and wonderfully smooth, well balanced feel. It is bright and alive and wholly enjoyable now, and its fruity richness commends it to service with flavorful chhicken preparations.Wine Tasting NotesThe Taylor's Vineyard Sauvignon Musque displays a depth of character not often found in Sauvignon Blanc. Stone fruit aromas such as melon and Asian pears are evident along with a strong sense of minerality and texture. On the palate, these unique characteristics combine to fool one into thinking barrel fermentation is evident. However, 100% stain-less steel fermentation was used in making this wine. The finish has excellent balance and acidity making it a very food friendly wine.


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

Wine Tasting NotesThis late harvest Sauvignon Blanc exudes intense honeysuckle, peach, kiwi, tropical fruit, and floral aromas. On the palate, flavors of honeyed peach, apricot, and concentrated orange zest are interwoven with notes of apple pie spice and lemon. Rich and full in the mouth, the wine finishes clean and well balanced. Our 2000 Soleil is a perfect companion to foie gras, pears with a blue-veined creamy cheese, Italian biscotti, or on its own as dessert.



Wine Enthusiast Review Rated 90 A Sauternes-style white dessert blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon, and quite a good one. Shows sweet flavors of apricot jam, pineapples, vanilla creme brulee and spices, with fine, crisp acidity for clean balance. Wine Tasting Notes This late harvest Sauvignon Blanc exudes intense honeysuckle, peach, kiwi, tropical fruit, and floral aromas. On the palate, flavors of honeyed peach, apricot, and concentrated orange zest are interwoven with notes of apple pie spice and lemon. Rich and full in the mouth, the wine finishes clean and well balanced. Our 2000 Soleil is a perfect companion to foie gras, pears with a blue-veined creamy cheese, Italian biscotti, or on its own as dessert.

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