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Date Printed: 12/26/2014
Dry Creek Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2003
Dry Creek Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2003
(search item no. 87473)

PRICE ON 12/26/2014: $22.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2002 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The bouquet of this rich, balanced wine shows ripe black cherry and black currant with hints of vanilla and black pepper. On the palate, elegant flavors of ripe black cherry, currant and creamy spice are complimented with hints of dark chocolate. Balance is key to this wine as the flavors are well integrated without being overpowering. The result is a wine that is extremely food friendly and should compliment an array of foods from pizza to steak.
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The Wine Enthusiast rated this wine 90 points and an "Editor's Choice" in the 11/15/06 issue saying "Dry Creek Vineyard keeps turning out the most drinkable, delicious Cabernets, at such a good price." The wine is soft and rich, with briary blackberry, dark chocolate, coffee and spice falvors that finish completely dry." A sophisticated wine."
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About Dry Creek Vineyard:

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 separately, and then blending carefully for each final cuvee. Dry Creek Vineyard is also a leader in the stewardship of pre-Prohibition Zinfandel vines and vineyards, and has isolated a clone, called the "Heritage Clone," which is bottled separately from their "Old Vines" Zinfandel (containing wine only from vines no younger than 50 years old), and which has made very promising wines.