Dry Creek Vineyard Fume Blanc 2008

Sauvignon Blanc from Sonoma County, California

Price: $16.79 $14.19
Save $2.60 (15%)
Item No. 100184
  • WN90
Style: Light & Crisp

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: 13.5%

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%.
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Winemaker's Notes

The 2008 Fumé Blanc is crisp, bright, and refreshing: three words that have captured the style of our Sauvignon Blanc since 1972. Classic aromas of lemon-lime, melon, and subtle mineral notes lead to flavors of grapefruit and lemon zest with grassy nuances. Produced from our Russian River and Dry Creek Valley vineyards, this wine displays both cooler climate and warmer climate fruit elements that give our Fumé Blanc a sense of brightness and minerality. A balanced and delicious wine perfect as an aperitif or first course.

Critical Acclaim

"Pale gold hue. Fresh-cut grass aromas with wisps of lemon peel and grapefruit. Well balanced, delicate and refreshing, offering flavors of lemon zest, cucumber and mineral. Dry, crisp finish with a lingering, telltale gooseberry impression."
90 Points

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Sputerbug - Nacogdoches, TX (read all my reviews)

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(9/23/2010)
It's still a good wine . Full of flavor and just the right amount of acidity to keep it crisp and light. Food friendly or just by itself.
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The Rosen - New York, NY (read all my reviews)

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(9/25/2010)
I guess Wine News and I don't see wines the same way. I like the style, but the wine seemed "off", but not corked.
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WineDog - Burdett, NY (read all my reviews)

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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 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 Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc (so-veen-YAWN blahnk) One of the most distinctive grapes, Sauvignon Blanc is a highly aromatic variety that does well in both the old and new world. From the Loire Valley of France to Marlborough in New Zealand, Sauvignon Blanc has found many regions that bring out its unique and delicious flavors. Notable Facts Sauvignon Blanc's home...

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