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Dry Creek Vineyard

Dry Creek Vineyard
2018 Fumé Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, Sonoma County

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: <1%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$15
Best Buy

Dry Creek Vineyard
2018 Fumé Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, Sonoma County

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: <1%
Straw color. Aromas of passionfruit jam, honeydew melon, gooseberry, and white flowers with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, complex, medium-long jasmine, key lime pie with whipped cream, celery, sugar snap peas, and white pepper finish with no oak flavor. A lengthy, delicate white that is a lovely example of Sonoma’s Sauvignon Blanc.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Juicy & Smooth & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: passionfruit jam, honeydew melon, gooseberry, and white flowers
Taste Flavor: jasmine, key lime pie with whipped cream, celery, sugar snap peas, and white pepper
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A lengthy, delicate white that is a lovely example of Sonoma's Sauvignon Blanc.

The Producer

Dry Creek Vineyard

The Producer
3770 Lambert Bridge Rd
Healdsburg, CA 95448
USA
1 707-433-1000

Sauvignon Blanc

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
Sauvignon Blanc is a bit of a chameleon of a variety, as it changes its character depending on where it is grown. Most famously in France’s Loire Valley, (especially in Pouilly-Fumé and Sancerre), it is a rich dry white with distinct herbal notes in the nose and on the palate. In New Zealand, the flavors range from gooseberry to tropical; both styles have very good natural acidity. Certain areas in Chile also produce very tropical-driven examples with a touch of herbal character, while the typical California style is clean with melon and spearmint fruit with only traces of herbal notes.

Many styles of Sauvignon Blanc – especially those from New Zealand – are aged in steel tanks to preserve the aromatic qualities, while some producers in Sancerre or even in California age in wooden barrels; this for added texture and spice. Medium-full in body, Sauvignon Blanc is especially excellent paired with shellfish or seafood or lighter poultry with herbs.