Setting the Bar High for Sauvignon Blanc

WINE OF THE DAY

2017 Sauvignon Blanc, Dry Creek Vineyards, Dry Creek Valley $20.00

Score: 94

Overview: Sets a new Standard for Sauvignon Blanc.

My Tasting Note:

This lively beauty is not your typical Sauvignon. Enhanced by the inclusion of the rare Sauvignon Gris clone and the Musque clone, it is mouth-watering delicious. Lively on the palate, smooth and long in the finish, it sets a new standard and will blow away the competition from New Zealand or anywhere else by combining rich texture with zesty fruit. Emphasizes melon, quince, and citrus flavors. No oak but still mouth-filling.

Note: not to be confused with the winery’s lovely Fume Blanc.

Why Else do I love this Wine:

  • Sauvignon Blanc is my favorite wine and I’ll never miss an opportunity to try one.
  • This easily passes all of my criteria for a great version, and I’m a tough critic.
  • Equally important: It is made by a family-owned winery, the same family that founded it in 1972.
  • Dry Creek Vineyards, along with Robert Mondavi Winery, was a Sauvignon Blanc, Fume Blanc pioneer.

Other info:

There are two other Sauvignon Blancs from Dry Creek. Wine club members have access to all versions at 25% off.

Available online:

www.wine.com   $17.99, reasonable shipping rates

www. k&lwine.com $14.99, limited and shipping extra

 

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