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Date Printed: 7/30/2014
Dry Creek Vineyard Fume Blanc 2007
Dry Creek Vineyard Fume Blanc 2007
(search item no. 98111)

PRICE ON 7/30/2014: $11.49

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:

At first swirl, the 2007 vintage of our Sonoma County Fumé Blanc presents intense aromas of lemon-lime, ruby grapefruit and fresh cut grass. After a couple of minutes in the glass, more subtle hints of kiwi and guava begin to reveal a complex wine. On the palate, this wine is truly delicious with excellent viscosity and length showing more fresh fruit flavors and very balanced acidity. The 2007 vintage was excellent for us, and this wine shows just how good the Sauvignon Blanc varietal can be at our winery.
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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.