Dry Creek Vineyard Dry Chenin Blanc 2009

Chenin Blanc from Sonoma County, California

Price: $15.29 $10.99
Save $4.30 (28%)
Item No. 105351
  • WE87
Style: Fruity & Smooth

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Alcohol By Volume: 12.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

At first swirl, a beautiful golden color shines through, then pleasing aromas of orange blossom, lemon peel, and zesty citrus nuances emerge. On the palate, the wine is refreshing and lively with a wonderful balance of citrus elements and tangy sweet fruit that play perfectly together. The finish is clean and well integrated, leaving mouthwatering fruit flavors on the back of the palate. This is a wine that truly begs for another sip!

Critical Acclaim

"A beautiful Chenin, among the best in California. Although it is dry, as the name suggests, and very crisp in acidity, it’s so fruity it almost tastes off-dry. The flavors are of green apples, lemons, limes and pineapples. Great as an alternative to Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio. "
87 Points

Learn About Dry Creek Vineyard Map ItMap It

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...

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Learn About Sonoma County

Twice as large as Napa in size, Sonoma County only makes about a half the amount of wine as her northeasterly neighbor. But Sonoma, with her size, is able to vouch for more diversity within her borders, including sub-AVAs that are climatically varied. The atmosphere of Sonoma is decidedly laid back and down home country style. But in wines, they are keeping up with the...

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Learn About Chenin Blanc

Chenin Blanc (SHEN-uhn Blahnk) Model of Versatility The best representation of the Chenin Blanc grape can be found in the Loire Valley of France - more specifically, the regions of Vouvray, Savennieres, Anjou and Samur. The versatility of the grape allows it to produce wines both dry and sweet, still and sparkling - and you can find all examples in the...

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