Review: Dry Creek Vineyards 2016 Sauvignon Blanc Dry Creek Valley
Man, oh man, this is great stuff. There are a lot of wineries in Sonoma County's Dry Creek Valley that make great Sauvignon Blanc, but if there's one winery in Dry Creek Valley that really hangs its hat on the variety, it would be Dry Creek Vineyard. Known for a very direct, grassy style, the winery now makes several Sauvignon Blancs with a range of styles that never stray too far from the original Loire Valley inspired original. Last year I rated this wine 92 points, and this vintage may be even better - it's loaded with flavor and verve, showing fresh clover, kaffir lime leaf and slightly musky hay aromas and brisk grapefruit, lime, pineapple and kumquat flavors with a mouth-watering, long finish. This wine belongs in any discussion of the state's best Sauvignon Blancs, and at $20 a bottle, it's a steal. (93 points)
My friends call me Tim Skyscraper, mostly because they can't pronounce my real last name. When I was 21, I scored a job in a wine and spirits shop, started writing and never stopped.
More recently, I have contributed articles about wine to the San Francisco Chronicle, Decanter, The Wine News, Tasting Panel, The Wave, Cooking Pleasures, Wines & Vines, Vineyard and Winery Management and other wine and spirits publications.
I spend a lot of time thinking about food and music. I do not consider myself to be a wine snob, but I plead guilty to being an unbearable snob when it comes to music.