Thursday, July 23, 2015

Review: Dry Creek Vineyard 2014 Sauvignon Blanc Dry Creek Valley ($18)

A terrific Sauvgnon Blanc from Dry Creek Vineyard isn't really news worth breaking up your normally scheduled programming -- these guys have been doing it for decades. But I feel like they've been getting better and better in recent years, not just with whites even, but with their red wine program, too. The entry level Fume Blanc is as good as ever, but some of the more upscale Sauvignon Blanc offerings (they have a few) seem to be tighter, more direct, less fussy, and even more delicious in the best possible way. The 2014 Dry Creek Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc is a blend of clones 1, 21, 30 and 917, including a bit of musque clone Sauvignon Blanc and Sauvignon Gris with a bright, juicy core of grapefruit, grass, ginger and quince flavors, bright acidity and just enough of a voluptuous character to keep reminding you that this is something above and beyond your favorite everyday white wine. (92 Points)

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