2012 Dry Creek Fume Blanc

Year: 2012
Appellation: Sonoma County
Country: USA - California
White Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.5%
Price :
$9.95
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Winery Notes:
Our flagship white wine, the 2012 vintage of Fumé Blanc yet again sets the standard for dry Sauvignon Blanc in Sonoma County. Meyer lemon, kaffir lime, citrus, and grassy characters arise from the glass. The palate repeats many of the aromatic themes making the wine fresh and vibrant. Classic underlying minerality provides a seamless core of acidity and backbone that are hallmarks of our Fumé Blanc. A delicious wine from start to finish, this is a near perfect pairing with fresh oysters.

HISTORY:
Since 1972, we have produced Fumé Blanc – a wine at the heart and soul of our family winery. Modeled after the classic wines from the Loire Valley in France, our stainless steel fermented, no oak style Fumé Blanc is crisp, balanced, and immediately drinkable. Winery founder David Stare was the first vintner to plant Sauvignon Blanc in the Dry Creek Valley, and we are proud to carry his legacy forward in producing this classic, dry, white wine.

GROWING SEASON:
From early winter through harvest, conditions could not have been more perfect. Late winter rains came at an excellent time and before the dormant vines awoke. Through spring and budbreak, the weather cooperated and frost was of little or no concern. The summer growing season was outstanding with moderate temperatures that paved the way for a huge set in the vineyard. Harvest conditions were superb with rain staying away. In the end, yields proved to be 20% over initial estimates and the 2012 vintage will go down as one of the finest in recent history.

WINEMAKER COMMENTS:
Our flagship white wine, the 2012 vintage of Fumé Blanc yet again sets the standard for dry Sauvignon Blanc in Sonoma County. Meyer lemon, kaffir lime, citrus, and grassy characters arise from the glass. The palate repeats many of the aromatic themes making the wine fresh and vibrant. Classic underlying minerality provides a seamless core of acidity and backbone that are hallmarks of our Fumé Blanc. A delicious wine from start to finish, this is a near perfect pairing with fresh oysters.