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Date Printed: 12/21/2014
Dry Creek Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2012
Dry Creek Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2012
(search item no. 122577)
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Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 12/21/2014: $14.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2013 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This wine displays a wonderfully refreshing tropical fruit nose that is indicative of the near perfect harvest conditions we experienced in 2012. Notes of honeydew melon, cantaloupe, and mango leap from the glass. Several more minutes of swirling reveal a sense of depth and vibrancy in the wine with mineral and citrus elements shining through. On the palate, the wine is effusive with an invigorating style that expresses fresh lemon-lime, kiwi, and grapefruit characters. All of this is balanced by the fleshy texture from the Sauvignon Musque clonal selection. A beautiful and sophisticated Sauvignon Blanc, this is Dry Creek Valley terroir at its finest.

Blend: 90% Sauvignon Blanc, 10% Sauvignon Musque

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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.