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Date Printed: 7/25/2014
Dry Creek Vineyard Reserve Chardonnay 1999
Dry Creek Vineyard Reserve Chardonnay 1999
(search item no. 48684)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 7/25/2014: $14.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
1998 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Enticing tropical aromas of guava, pineapple, and lemon weave delightfully with hints of vanilla and candied oak. Layers of delicate pear, apple and butterscotch meld on the palate. This Reserve Chardonnay's creamy complexity accented with flinty notes resolves to a refined, elegant-and-memorable-finish.

Alcohol: 14%

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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.