' Dry Creek Vineyard - 2012 Chenin Blanc
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2012 Dry Chenin Blanc Clarksburg

87 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

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$12.00/ Bottle
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$9.60/ Bottle
This wine displays a wonderfully refreshing tropical fruit nose that is indicative of the near perfect harvest conditions we experienced in 2012. Notes of honeydew melon, cantaloupe, and mango leap from the glass. Several more minutes of swirling reveal a sense of depth and vibrancy in the wine with mineral and citrus elements shining through. On the palate, the wine is effusive with an invigorating style that expresses fresh lemon-lime, kiwi, and grapefruit characters. All of this is balanced by the fleshy texture from the Sauvignon Musqué clonal selection. A beautiful and sophisticated Sauvignon Blanc, this is Dry Creek Valley terroir at its finest.
"Good Value Blancs"
Wine Spectator Magazine

"10-time Winner"
Pacific Coast Oyster Wine Competition
GOLD Medal
Orange County Fair Commercial Wine Competition 2013

Vintage 2012
Varietal Chenin Blanc
Varietal Composition
100% Chenin Blanc
Appellation Clarksburg
Harvest Date September 10-15, 2012
Acid 0.63g/100mL
PH 3.59
Aging None
Ageability 3 - 5 years
Fermentation Stainless steel fermented at an average of 52˚F for approximately 28 days
Residual Sugar 0.6% (Dry)
Alcohol % 12.5%

87 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Winemaker Notes:

This wonderfully crisp, incredibly refreshing dry Chenin Blanc perfectly represents our love for this classic grape variety. At first swirl, fragrant aromas of tropical stone fruits such as white peach, melon, and citrus leap from the glass. A few minutes in the glass reveal the wine's signature mineral characters, and even some chalky notes, which are an ode to the variety's Loire Valley roots. The palate expresses soft apple flavors along with zesty citrus and, overall, an excellent sense of balance and freshness. A perfect patio sipper, Chenin Blanc is summertime in a bottle!


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