Posts Tagged Dry Creek Vineyard

2015 Dry Creek Dry Chenin Blanc, Clarksburg

Pale straw in color. One of the least known wine appellations in California is Clarksburg, located on the rich delta soil south of Sacramento. Here, mild winters and balmy summers allow Chenin Blanc to ripen to perfection. This white varietal has a... Read more

2015 Dry Creek Sauvignon Blanc, Dry Creek Valley

The color is a very pale straw, which belies the cascade of floral aromas, honeydew, citrus, and tropical fruits that gush from the glass and onto the palate. Although the juice was stainless steel fermented, some batches saw time in oak and... Read more

2013 Dry Creek Vineyard ‘Old Vine’ Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley

If you’re looking for the typical Dry Creek Valley style of Zinfandel — briary and jammy — you won’t find it here. But read on; this is a Zin well worth tracking down. It’s crafted from grapes grown on vines that average 95 years of age,... Read more

2014 Dry Creek Vineyard Fumé Blanc, Sonoma County

Looking for a “house white” for your house? You could do far worse than this dependable bottling from Dry Creek Vineyard, now in its 42nd vintage. While the nose is a bit closed when the bottle is first opened, gentle swirling during the salad... Read more

2012 Dry Creek Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Dry Creek Valley

In the glass, it is an opaque black/crimson hue. This red is more monolithic, brawny, and concentrated than its more dapper brother, “The Mariner,” the Yang to the other’s Yin. The aromas and flavors run to a black profile – black olive,... Read more

2012 Dry Creek Vineyard “The Mariner,” Dry Creek Valley

A Bordeaux blend red wine. The opaque purple/crimson color leads to rich, expressive scents of leather, dark flowers, cranberries, blue fruit, and sweet herbs, all complemented by notes of roasted coffee beans. The wine is full in the mouth, showing... Read more

2014 Dry Creek Vineyard Fumé Blanc, Sonoma County

Grilled shrimp? Check. Seared scallops? Double check. Lemon-herb chicken? Triple check. This is the wine to open with lighter, mildly seasoned dishes because the wine itself is light and mildly seasoned — think: sage, thyme and Sauvignon Blanc’s... Read more

2014 Dry Creek Vineyard Dry Chenin Blanc, Clarksburg, California

You could scan the thousands of wines reviewed by Wine Lines over the years, and you would find only a handful that are both Featured Wines (earning a rating of 90 points or higher) and a Value Vino (earning a rating of 88 or higher while priced at... Read more

2014 Dry Creek Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc, Dry Creek Valley

A Sauvignon Blanc with a Chardonnay-like mouthfeel, this is the first Dry Creek Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc release that incorporates estate-grown Sauvignon Gris in the blend. Sauvignon Gris is a natural genetic variant of Sauvignon Blanc, and we... Read more

Dry Creek Valley: The Next Bastion of Bordeaux?

By Bob Johnson You’re not likely to see the red wine most closely associated with Sonoma County’s Dry Creek Valley — Zinfandel — ever made in the Bordeaux region of France. But there’s a good possibility that Dry Creek Valley could... Read more