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Wine of the Week: Dry Creek 2019 Fume Blanc-$18.99

Sustainably farmed with minimal intervention

Dwight Casimere | 10/15/2020, noon
Dry Creek Vineyard has been making Fume Blanc for 48 years. The winery is synonymous with Fume Blanc. Founder David ...

Dry Creek Vineyard has been making Fume Blanc for 48 years. The winery is synonymous with Fume Blanc.

Founder David Stare was the first to plant Sauvignon Blanc grapes in the Dry Creek Valley appellation of Sonoma County. When the first vintage of his French Sancerre-style wines from the 1972 vintage were unveiled, they were instantly hailed. David Stare’s Dry Creek Vineyard was spotlighted as one of California’s premiere small wineries.

Since that time, the wine has become a consistent award winner, and a staple in the cellars of both serious wine collectors and on the tables of those who appreciate a bold, crisp, refreshing wine of exceptional character with a small price tag.

I’ve been following Dry Creek for more than 30 years, and I am happy to say that, with the 2019 vintage, Dry Creek has honored David Stare’s legacy.

Dry Creek celebrates the intrinsically refreshing character of Sauvignon Blanc with this wine, while giving it added depth and dimension.

This is a terrific wine with and endless array of food combinations. Served well chilled, it’s great with salmon, smoked trout, shrimp, oysters or any other shellfish. This wine loves vegetable dishes, warm and cold pasta salads and a variety of casseroles. If you like spicy, you’ve met your match. Creole Gumbo, Chicken Fajitas and Chile Rellenos are just around the corner in your culinary journey.

I won’t go through all of the abundant fruit and herb characteristics of this wine. I’ll let you discover those on your own. There’s an abundance of flavor in Dry Creek 2019 Fume Blanc and, at $18.99, you can afford to enjoy it again and again. For more, visit drycreekvineyard.com.