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Date Printed: 10/21/2014
Dry Creek Vineyard Meritage 2008
Dry Creek Vineyard Meritage 2008
(search item no. 114812)
Wine & Spirits rating: 89 points
PRICE ON 10/21/2014: $26.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2003 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 90 points
2002 The Wine News rating: 88 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 86 points
1998 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 86 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 86 points
1997 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This blend of the five noble Bordeaux varietals is deep, rich and concentrated. Initial aromas of blackberry, plum and black pepper arise from the glass. On the palate, the wine has wonderful texture and length. Cassis and plum mingle with the toasty oak nuances and vanilla characters creating a harmonious blend. The finish is long and sophisticated with the tannin structure playing a pivotal role in the wine's balance and finesse.

Blend: 34% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 16% Cabernet Franc, 14% Malbec, 6% 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.