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Date Printed: 4/17/2014
Dry Creek Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Dry Creek Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
(search item no. 114143)
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Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 4/17/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2003 The Wine News 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:

The 2008 Dry Creek Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon displays elegant aromas of raspberry, sage and dried flowers. On the palate, the flavors intermingle with black cherry and chocolate creating a mouthful of silky, well-integrated tannins. With some airing, the wine fleshes out even more providing dimension, depth and length. The finish lingers on for more than a minute with fine tannins that are very elegant and structured. Simply delicious!

Blend: 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 4% Malbec, 3% Petit Verdot, 2% Cabernet Franc

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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.