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Wine of the Week – Dry Creek Chenin Blanc 2016 Clarksburg - $13.99

Dwight Casimere | 2/23/2017, noon
It’s beginning to look like Spring! It’s also a terrific time to start thinking about dining al fresco, garden parties ...

It’s beginning to look like Spring! It’s also a terrific time to start thinking about dining al fresco, garden parties and sun-drenched afternoons lounging around the pool. Those are all the places where you might find Dry Creek 2016 Chenin Blanc-Clarksburg ($13.99), a perfect companion for fruit, salads, sushi and grilled chicken or seafood. The straw color is just a hint at its flavor characteristics; ripened melons, key limes and a hint of tarragon. The wine is perfect as an aperitif, served well chilled, but it shines best when paired with food. Try flavorful Thai cuisine, redolent of basil leaves or a composed salad such as a Caprese. There's absolutely no oak aging involved in the making of this wine, so all your getting is the pure flavor of the Chenin Blanc grape, and a sheer delight it is!