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Date Printed: 8/31/2015
Dry Creek Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2009
Dry Creek Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2009
(search item no. 105579)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 8/31/2015: $17.29

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2013 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2012 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

At first swirl, a bright beam of golden color dances in the sunlight, almost inviting one in for those first aromatic essences. Pungent aromas come forward such as grapefruit, citrus, and honeydew melon. A few more swirls of the glass reveal a wonderful depth and concentration in the wine. On the palate, tropical fruit characters abound, such has white peach and pineapple. Honeysuckle elements from the Sauvignon Musqué linger, creating a rich mouthfeel without any cluttering oak characters. A long and lingering finish culminates the progression of this dynamic and beautiful Sauvignon Blanc.
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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.