Dry Creek Vineyard Foggy Oaks Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2008

Chardonnay from Russian River, California

Price: $20.00 $15.95
Save $4.05 (20%)
Item No. 108434
  • WS88
Style: Rich & Creamy

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: 13.9%

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%.

Winemaker's Notes

At first swirl, Foggy Oaks Chardonnay presents a crisp exotic spice character. After several minutes in the glass, more subtle notes of melon, honeysuckle, and apricot appear. On the palate, the wine is balanced and luscious, held together with bright acidity and good structure. Flavors of vanilla, pear, and nutmeg round out the mouth feel, leading to a seamless finish that lingers on and on.

Critical Acclaim

"Wins points for subtlety and finesse, this ripe, smooth and polished white shows ripe pear, melon, spice and hazelnut, ending with a fleshy, supple finish. Drink now through 2015."
88 Points

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Rating:
(9/29/2012)
Style: Rich & Creamy
Dry Creek is always a trusted go to wine on any wine list. Delicious and consistant but not too oakey. Why most wines from the Russian River Valley sooo wonderful? Additionally, having it delivered at my doorstep at this price is a real treat !
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Buttaflygurl - San Francisco, CA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(7/27/2012)
I like this wine. Fruit on the nose. Very buttery with a bit of zest when you taste it. Not too crisp - good body! Nice price point!
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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 Russian River

The Russian River Valley is named as such due to its proximity to the Russian River, the river itself named for the Russian fur traders who came down from Alaska in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The Russian River is agricultural land. While there is a focus on wine, beyond the vineyards are many small, family-owned farms cultivating everything from cattle to...

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Learn About Chardonnay

Chardonnay (shar-dawn-AY) White Wine's Queen Bee Like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different soils and different climates. While frequently paired with California, its native home lies in the vineyards of Burgundy, France. The only major white grape of the region, Chardonnay is at its best on the rolling...

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