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Wide World of Wine: Dry Creek Fume Blanc 2018 - $16

Dwight Casimere | 6/6/2019, noon
Crisp, dry and brimming over with flavors of Meyer lemons, mandarin orange and a splash of lime, Dry Creek Fume ...

Crisp, dry and brimming over with flavors of Meyer lemons, mandarin orange and a splash of lime, Dry Creek Fume Blanc 2018 ($16) is the wine of summer. Winery founder David Stare was the first person to plant Fume Blanc in the Dry Creek Valley. Since 1972, when the winery began, Sauvignon Blanc is now the most widely planted grape in the region.

Styled after the classic wines of the Loire Valley in France, Fume Blanc is one of the most drinkable and versatile of wines. Its perfect for the tastes of summer, grilled chicken, salads, seafood and vegetarian dishes made with quinoa and couscous. There are some nice back notes of pineapple and white peaches. The wine is nicely balanced with an underlying dryness that makes it great with food.

It has a clean finish that makes you simply want more. Make sure to have more than one bottle on hand. Perfectly chilled, it goes down real easy. One bottle disappears quickly.