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Date Printed: 10/30/2014
Dry Creek Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
Dry Creek Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
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PRICE ON 10/30/2014: $19.99

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
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 2009 vintage will be remembered as one of the best in the past decade. This Cabernet Sauvignon displays elegant aromas of cherry and red raspberry along with sage and dried flowers. On the palate, the wine is extremely well balanced with silky tannins that carefully weave together the earthy, dusty nuances of this Bordeaux-esque wine. With some airing, the wine flushes out providing even more dimension and depth. The finish lingers with fine tannins that are very elegant and structured.

Blend: 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc, 3% Malbec, 3% Petit Verdot

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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.