At first swirl, aromatics of honeydew, watermelon and mango spring forward from the glass with floral notes of jasmine and orange blossom. On the palate, the wine has refreshing flavors of peach, Meyer lemon and cucumber with hints of geranium, white tea and white pepper. The mouthfeel is soft but inviting, with a voluptuous texture.
Extremely versatile and food friendly, it is the perfect aperitif and one of the most beloved wines from Dry Creek Vineyard. Fermented in 100% stainless steel barrels, this beautiful wine is wonderfully bright and consistent vintage after vintage.
Dry Creek Vineyard was established in 1972 and is Dry Creek Valley's flagship winery located in the heart of Sonoma County, California. As the region's first new winery following Prohibition, founder David Stare paved the way for a viticultural rebirth in this vibrant wine growing appellation. Among other industry benchmarks, Dry Creek Vineyard is recognized as the first winery to plant Sauvignon Blanc in the Dry Creek Valley, and was also the first to use the term "Meritage" with the 1985 vintage.
Dave's daughter, Kim Stare Wallace, now serves as President overseeing a successful family winemaking and grape growing business that includes 185 acres of sustainably farmed vineyards. Dry Creek Vineyard is firmly committed to a "No Compromises" philosophy, producing appellation-focused, terroir-driven, varietal-defining wines, including Heritage Vines Zinfandel, which was selected as a Wine Spectator "Top 100" Wine of 2019. Named one of the Top 100 wineries of 2015 by Wine & Spirits Magazine and a Top 10 Tasting Room by USA TODAY, the winery is also 100% Certified Sustainable. Dry Creek Vineyard proudly produces delicious Dry Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon and Heritage blends as well as a portfolio of single vineyard selections.
750ML / 12% ABV