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Date Printed: 8/28/2014
Dry Creek Vineyard Foggy Oaks Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2009
Dry Creek Vineyard Foggy Oaks Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2009
(search item no. 113799)

PRICE ON 8/28/2014: $17.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

On the nose, this vintage of Foggy Oaks Chardonnay offers lush, luxurious aromas of melon and honeysuckle. On the palate, the wine is rich and textured with excellent acidity to balance out the apricot, pineapple and vanilla notes. A wonderful flintiness holds the wine together with bright citrus characters and buttery richness. Balanced from start to finish this beautiful wine has wonderful structure and balance.
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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.