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Date Printed: 12/22/2014
Dry Creek Vineyard Dry Chenin Blanc 2006
Dry Creek Vineyard Dry Chenin Blanc 2006
(search item no. 90988)

PRICE ON 12/22/2014: $13.49

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2013 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
2011 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Crafted in the traditional Loire Valley style, Dry Creek's Chenin Blanc is stainless steel fermented to preserve the fresh tropical aromas and bright acidity that have become hallmarks of this wine. At first swirl, the wine displays notes of melon, peach, and lemon peel. On the palate, crisp acidity is balanced with juicy tropical fruit flavors and additional hints of honeysuckle and rose petal. The finish is precise and harmonious with wonderful intensity and flavor – a perfect match with fresh shucked oysters or spicy Thai food.
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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.