Dry Creek Vineyards Excels in Price Versus Value
Summer has arrived and the vines are flourishing! After a wet winter, Mother Nature has sent full sunshine— Oscar Wilde.
and intense heat during this phase of cluster development. The winemaking team is working diligently on the growth in the vineyards and finish up bottling for the year, while making preparations for the 2019 harvest. The start of a new harvest is always exciting, and quite honestly, a little daunting.
They prep the soil, plant what works best, manage the vines, and then we cross our fingers and hope
nature fills in the rest. This attention to detail and constant care from vine to bottle ensures that wines
have never been better, and I’m pleased to have you taste these new releases.
The 2018 Dry Chenin Blanc, Clarksburg, a wine that has been produced each and every year of their 47-year history. When David S. Stare started Dry Creek Vineyard in 1972, his desire was to craft wines that reflected his passion for the Loire Valley in France. A lover of fine Vouvray, Dave’s firstv intage in 1972 included a dry style of Chenin Blanc. Nearly 50 years later, we continue to honor the history and tradition of this incredible white wine. For over 30 of those years, the Chenin Blanc has come from the Wilson Ranch in the Clarksburg appellation. This vineyard has provided delicious fruit that expresses the Loire Valley-inspired roots, with a lively mouthfeel and subtle creaminess. 100% stainless steel fermentation guarantees the fresh fruit characters and bright acidity willshine through. The dryst
of 0:4% residual sugar. the suggested retaiiprice is $16 is a result.
The 2016 The Mariner, Dry Creek Valley, represents our vision to produce the finest Meritage wine from the Dry Creek Valley using the five noble Bordeaux varieties. This wine is the culmination of decades spent working with different vineyards in the Dry Creek Valley, including their iconic Endeavour Vineyard.
Winemaker Tim Bell selected Cabernet Sauvignon as the backbone of the wine for the 2016 vintage, with
Petit Verdot, Merlot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc blended in. This distinctive Bordeaux-style blend was aged for 20 months in French and Hungarian oak with 48% new oak. The resulting wine is exquisite, with incredible richness and purity of fruit. It’s a wine you can drink now or hold on to for well over a decade. The suggested retail price is $50-an incredible value among red blends that are two or three times the price.
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