2017 Dry Creek Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc

Year: 2017
Appellation: Sonoma County
Country: USA - California
Wine Advocate: 87
Wine Enthusiast: 88--California Grapevine: 90
White Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.5%
Price :
$12.95

NEW RELEASE!

2018 ORANGE COUNTY FAIR: GOLD MEDAL, 90 POINTS

"The 2017 Sauvignon Blanc offers up a zesty nose of lemon peel and yuzu over a core of green apples, freshly chopped herbs and wet pebbles. Medium-bodied, the palate delivers plenty of refreshing citrus and apple flavors, with a zippy backbone and white pepper-laced finish. 16,950 cases produced." (WA)

"Small amounts of Sauvignon Musque and Sauvignon Gris are blended within this substantive, lushly built wine, which is thick and rich in flavors of peach and vanilla. The finish brightens with aromas of jasmine." (WE)

"2. 2017 Dry Creek Vineyard, Dry Creek Valley ($20) ? Light yellow; attractive, assertive, fragrant, floral, grassy, lemon/lime, peach, and tropical fruit aroma with a mineral note, and a feint trace of oak; medium body; crisp, fresh, tangerine, guava, and passion fruit flavors with bright acidity; lingering aftertaste. A ?pretty,? nicely balanced wine that?s very enjoyable to drink now and over the next year or two. Very highly recommended. 14.5% alcohol; 16,950 cases; 81.5% SB, 13.5% Sauvignon Musqué, and 5% Sauvignon Gris; released December 2017. (Group Score: 16.3, 1/2/1; My Score: 17 [90/100], second place)" (CGV)

Winery Notes:
This delicious 100% Dry Creek Valley Sauvignon Blanc reflects the vision of the second generation. Crafted from several distinct vineyard sites, this new blend incorporates 13.5% Sauvignon Musqué and 5% Sauvignon Gris. The Sauvignon Musqué provides a vibrant and juicy weight to the palate. Just as some of the finest chateaux in Bordeaux use Sauvignon Gris, we also love the texture this varietal provides to the final blend. In expressing the Dry Creek Valley?s unique terroir, this beautiful wine displays pungent, racy aromas and a full-bodied mouthfeel.