June 12th, 2014
Dry Creek Valley Sauvignon Blancs To Try This Summer
We don’t want you heading into the summer without recommendations for some amazing Dry Creek Valley white wines to sip and savor. Which of course, leads us to sauvignon blanc. Sauvignon blanc originally hails from the Bordeaux region of France and is an aromatic white grape that produces a dry, crisp taste that can include hints of grass, herbs, flowers, citrus fruits and honey melons. It’s an extremely refreshing varietal for the warmer seasons and is extremely versatile, pairing well with poultry, pork, shellfish, sushi, umami flavors and many more. Below are five sauvignon blancs from Dry Creek Valley vintners that exemplify Dry Creek Valley terroir at its finest.
Dry Creek Vineyard 2013 Sauvignon Blanc, Dry Creek Valley
Dry Creek Vineyard was the first winery to plant sauvignon blanc in Dry Creek Valley, so they’ve been in the business of crafting incredible sauvignon blanc for over 40 years. This wine epitomizes their expertise in growing this wonderfully diverse varietal. At first swirl, the 2013 vintage presents effusive aromatics of honeydew melon, cantaloupe and mango. There are also underlying layers of citrus and a sense of depth and vibrancy that make this wine extremely pleasing. On the palate, the wine is invigorating with fresh lemon-lime, kiwi and grapefruit notes. They blend in 9% Sauvignon Musqué, a unique clonal selection of Sauvignon Blanc, which adds additional layers of tropical fruit and a fleshy, full-bodied mouthfeel. Simply delicious from start to finish! Pairs rather divinely with fresh shellfish or salmon and mackerel.