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Date Printed: 12/18/2014
Dry Creek Vineyard Reserve Chardonnay 2001
Dry Creek Vineyard Reserve Chardonnay 2001
(search item no. 75931)

PRICE ON 12/18/2014: $13.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
1998 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This is our inaugural offering in Chardonnay from the Russian River appellation. Rich and succulent, the wine displays aromas of fresh mango and papaya blanketed in vanilla tones of oak. Peach and crisp apple are the predominant fruit flavors mingled with undertones of butterscotch and light oak. The acid structure is sufficient for additional bouquet development accompanied by a viscous mouthfeel and lingering finish. Serve at cellar temperature and enjoy with shellfish or cream based poultry dishes.
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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.