The 48th vintage of Fumé Blanc is a beautiful wine that emanates the classic Dry Creek Vineyard “house” style of Sauvignon Blanc. At first swirl, aromatics of Meyer lemon, kaffir lime, guava, pineapple and grapefruit leap forward from the glass with nuances of cucumber, lemongrass and white pepper. On the palate, the wine is bright and refreshing with flavors of Meyer lemon, kaffir lime, passionfruit and white peach with underlying minerality and hints of fresh cut grass and jalapeño. This wine is mouthwatering and delicious with lovely intensity and a clean, pure finish.
92 points || The 2019 Dry Creek Vineyard Fumé Blanc remains one of California's most remarkable and consistent wines. I recall tasting the 1973 vintage when it was released (circa 1975), and I may have even tried the 1972 vintage, the winery's first year of production. I'll have to dig into my ancient journals to find it I did. The newest vintage is predictably at the top of its game. Its aromas and flavors of dried spices, herbs, tangy citrus, and chalk invite a plate of raw oysters in the quiet of the backyard.
|Brand||Dry Creek Vineyards|