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2011 Dry Creek Vineyard Chenin Blanc "Dry"

Dry Creek Vineyard 2011 Chenin Blanc

Winery: Dry Creek Vineyard

Vintage: 2011

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Dry"

Wine Category: Chenin Blanc

Grape blend: 100% Chenin Blanc

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Clarksburg

State or country: CA

Price: $12

Cases produced: 9,987

KWG Score: 90 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: July 16, 2012

Wine Review: This almost clear colored Chenin Blanc opens with a fragrant and appealing ripe green apple bouquet. On the palate, this wine is light to medium bodied and very nicely balanced between its gentle acidity and fruit flavors. The flavor provide is an appealing Granny Smith apple and light Anjou pear blend with nicely integrated minerality throughout. The finish is dry and rather refreshing. This is an ideal summer wine and would be perfect poolside with grilled scallops. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Since our founding in 1972, we have produced a wonderfully crisp, incredibly refreshing dry Chenin Blanc. The 2011 vintage perfectly represents our love for this wonderful grape variety. Fragrant aromas of pineapple, white peach, melon and citrus leap from the glass. A few swirls reveal an underlying minerality, even some chalky notes, which are an ode to the variety’s Loire Valley roots. The palate expresses soft apple characters, zesty citrus and a wonderful sense of balance and freshness. A perfect patio sipper, Chenin Blanc is summertime in a bottle!

Organic status: not organic

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