Dry Creek Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2010
Sauvignon Blanc from Sonoma County, California
Wine Style Guide
Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.
Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.
Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.
Alcohol By Volume: 13.9%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
This incredible Sauvignon Blanc displays the excellent cool climate characters of the vintage. At first swirl, vibrant lemon grass, citrus peel, and pineapple aromas leap from the glass. Several more minutes of airing display wonderful nuances of orange zest and delicate floral characters. On the palate, the wine is zesty and full of energy repeating the aromatic themes of lemon grass and lemon verbena along with underlying tropical fruit richness. The finish is full flavored and balanced ending with juicy, mouthwatering acidity.
"A solid Sauvignon Blanc, dry, crisp and rich, with lime, green apple, kiwi, green melonand sweet vanilla flavors. And then there's that tangy minerality that makes it so racy. There's no oak apparent anywhere, making the fruit star. What a great restaurant wine, and production was nearly 7,000 cases, making it relatively easy to find. Editors Choice."
Light & Crisp
Lobster, Shrimp, Crab
I really like this Sauv Blanc. Very dry with wonderful tropical fruit, melon, and vanilla flavors and a very floral nose. This my favorite wine to pair with lobster and shrimp.
- 11/18/2013 (674 items) (viewed 2159 times)
- 12/14/2012 (229 items) (viewed 1299 times)
- 8/31/2012 (59 items) (viewed 1156 times)
Learn About Dry Creek Vineyard Map It
In 1972, when David S. Stare opened the doors to Dry Creek Vineyard, it was the first new winery to be built in the Valley since Prohibition. Dry Creek created the first Sonoma Fume Blanc, originated the Dry Creek Valley AVA, and was an early advocate for Bordeaux-style blending.
Today, Dry Creek Vineyard is committed to vineyard diversity, vinifying individual lots of fruit...
Read More About Dry Creek Vineyard
Learn About Sonoma County
Twice as large as Napa in size, Sonoma County only makes about a half the amount of wine as her northeasterly neighbor. But Sonoma, with her size, is able to vouch for more diversity within her borders, including sub-AVAs that are climatically varied. The atmosphere of Sonoma is decidedly laid back and down home country style. But in wines, they are keeping up with the...
Read More About Sonoma County
Learn About Sauvignon Blanc
One of the most distinctive grapes, Sauvignon Blanc is a highly aromatic variety
that does well in both the old and new world. From the Loire
Valley of France to Marlborough
in New Zealand, Sauvignon Blanc has found many regions that bring out its unique
and delicious flavors.
Sauvignon Blanc's home...
Read More About Sauvignon Blanc