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Date Printed: 10/1/2014
Dry Creek Vineyard Fume Blanc 2006
Dry Creek Vineyard Fume Blanc 2006
(search item no. 93921)

PRICE ON 10/1/2014: $11.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
2008 The Wine News rating: 90 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 86 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Our 2006 Sonoma County Fumé Blanc strikes an excellent balance between bright, crisp varietal character and mineral undertones that have become hallmarks of Dry Creek Vineyard Fumé Blanc. Inviting aromas of fresh grass, lemon, and grapefruit lead to juicy flavors of citrus, lime, and crushed stone nuances. The finish is supported by crisp, food friendly acidity that speaks to the classic character of the delicious Sauvignon Blanc varietal.
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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.