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Dry Creek Vineyard Chardonnay Dcv Estate Block 10 750ml 2012
Sku: 1947153
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Country: United States
Region: California
Sub-Region: Sonoma County
Appellation: Russian River Valley
Grape Varietal: Chardonnay
Type: Still wine
Reg. $36.97
On Sale $30.97
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Wine Spectator 88 points - Delivers a sleek, elegant lemon peel and citrus edge with crisp green apple and pear flavors. Shows a touch of pithiness midpalate on, ending clean and refreshing. Drink now through 2019. 1,250 cases made.-JL  (Jun 15 2015)

Wine Advocate 87 points - The 2012 Chardonnay DCV Estate Block 10 exhibits green apple, pear and bee’s honey-like characteristics are found in this medium-bodied, fresh, lively Chardonnay. Consume this medium-bodied white over the next several years. (Dec 2014)

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Wine maker notes
Located in the cool Russian River Valley, our Estate Block 10 vineyard tends to ripen more slowly providing us with grapes that are deliciously balanced. In crafting this wine, we selected just 30 rows at the far northeast side of the property. After careful cultivation through the growing season, we whole cluster pressed the fruit for gentle extraction of flavors. Some lots were fermented with native yeasts and French oak coopers were used providing more complex aromatics and flavors.

The history of Dry Creek Vineyard is a long and colorful one. Founded in 1972 by David S. Stare, Dry Creek Vineyard paved the way for a renaissance of winemaking and viticulture in the Dry Creek Valley. Before his arrival, the Dry Creek Valley was little more than a few family farms and prune orchards. It was Dave’s vision to start a Loire Valley inspired winery, which triggered a viticultural reawakening in northern Sonoma County. Without a doubt, David Stare is a pioneer. Heading west in the late 1960s, he personified the character and work ethic of early Gold Rush pioneers. Educated at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Dave worked for the B&O Railroad for several years but quickly realized that his true calling was in the wine industry. Inspired by his trips to the Loire Valley, he headed west to California to start his own family winery. Upon his arrival, Dave began taking winemaking classes at UC Davis as a graduate student. On the weekends, he spent time looking at vineyard land from Monterey to Mendocino. It was during one of those weekend trips that fate drew Dave to the Dry Creek Valley. When he saw an old prune orchard across the street from the Dry Creek General Store, Dave realized that he had found his dream location. He purchased the orchard and began planting vines. Captivated by his memories of Loire-style wines, Sauvignon Blanc seemed destined to figure prominently in the Dry Creek Vineyard portfolio. However, several famed vineyard specialists advised him against planting Sauvignon Blanc. Always looking to push the envelope, Dave planted the varietal anyway and the rest is history. Today, our second-generation family owned winery continues to evolve and grow to meet the demands of a global wine marketplace. The primary mission of our winery is to produce distinctive wines that overdeliver on quality. For more than 40 years, this pursuit of winemaking excellence has led to many international awards and accolades. With a loyal following of wine club members and customers, the future of Dry Creek Vineyard has never been brighter.

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