Red Wines    Cabernet Sauvignon    Sonoma County    California   
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Date Printed: 12/27/2014
Dry Creek Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
Dry Creek Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
(search item no. 90382)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 12/27/2014: $24.99

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
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:

Grapes: 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 1% Malbec

At first swirl, this wine presents a dark ruby color accompanied by purple hues and a sense of texture in the glass. Aromas of black cherry and plum along with vanilla and black pepper come forward with additional time. On the palate, the flavors are complex and balanced with deep blackberry, coffee, and cedar along with more subtle notes of dark chocolate. This finish brings all of this together with supple tannins and a long, lingering aftertaste.

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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.