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2013 Dry Creek Vineyard Chenin Blanc "Dry"

Dry Creek Vineyard 2013 Chenin Blanc

Winery: Dry Creek Vineyard

Vintage: 2013

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: 13,500

KWG Score: 86.5 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (88)

Review date: January 27, 2015

Wine Review: This almost clear colored Chenin Blanc from Dry Creek is actually semi-dry. It opens with a pleasant pear bouquet with hints of grapefruit and cantaloupe. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, slightly sweet and acidic with juicy fruits. The flavor profile is lime with notes of minerality and stone fruit. I also detected hints of pineapple. The finish is rather dry and its flavors and acidity fade away nicely. This Chenin would pair well with New England Baked Cod with Ritz Cracker Crumbs. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: A classic summertime sipper, our wonderfully crisp and refreshing Dry Chenin Blanc perfectly represents our love for this classic grape variety. In the glass, fragrant aromatics such as white peach, melon and citrus are immediately appealing. This vintage displays the classic Loire character of earth and crushed minerals that give the wine depth and nuance. There is an underlying chalky quality with some spicy undertones that really make this wine shine. The palate is equally fine with excellent acid lifting the ripe apple and zesty citrus flavors. Perfectly balanced and harmonious from start to finish, our Chenin Blanc is quite possibly the value of the century for a white wine of this quality and character.

Organic status: not organic

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