2012 Dry Creek Vineyards Chenin Blanc

SKU #1129497 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2012 Dry Chenin Blanc was fermented and aged in stainless steel. Its flowery bouquet is followed by a wine with crisp acids, orange oil, medium body, and a friendly, delicious style. Drink this dry white wine over the next year.  (12/ 2013)

Wine Spectator

 Good Value Blancs - Juicy yet elegant, offering a sophisticated mix of apple blossom, peach, lemon zest and pear on a light body, with a refreshing finish.  (7/ 2013)

K&L Notes

From the winery: "Since the early 1980s, we have sourced Chenin Blanc grapes from the Clarksburg appellation in the Sacramento Delta. This area has provided us with delicious fruit that expresses our Loire Valley inspired roots. Most California vintners have given up on Chenin Blanc. We believe this incredible varietal has a rightful place at the table. It is the perfect aperitif wine, extremely versatile and food friendly, making it one of our most beloved wines."

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Varietal:

Chenin Blanc

- Also called Pineau de la Loire and Pineau d'Anjou. Chenin Blanc is an expressive white French varietal that makes beautiful dry, sweet and sparkling wines. Traditionally grown in the Loire Valley, the wines made from this varietal are typically labeled geographically. Vouvray Chenins are traditionally medium-sweet; Savennières Chenins are typically bright and crisp; Coteaux du Layon Chenins like Bonezeaux and Quarts de Chaume are among the world's most sought-after sweet wines, and the sparkling Chenins of Saumur are perfumed and delicious. What all of these iterations of the grape have in common is their ability to age, a gift bestowed upon them because of the grape's naturally high-acidity.
Country:

United States

- When people consider domestic wine, they normally think about the state of California. The fine viticultural Region within California, including the Napa Valley, Sonoma, Santa Cruz Mountains, Mendocino and Santa Barbara, are capable of growing grapes of world-class quality. But there's plenty of fabulous wine coming from other states, too. Oregon, Washington and New York are also causing eyebrows (and glassware) to be raised around the world. Click for a list of bestselling items from the United States.
Sub-Region:

California

- With the explosive growth that California's wine industry has seen the past several years, it's easy to view winemaking and grape growing in the Golden State as a recent phenomenon. And while it's true that California's viticultural history is brief compared to several European countries, this state's roots date back well over 200 years. Due to the enormous response to California wine within the United States and worldwide, there are thousands of excellent and diverse wines being produced within the state each year. For our entire selection of California wines, please visit this link.
Specific Appellation:

Sonoma County

- Second in fame only to Napa, this "other" valley offers just about every climate and topography imaginable. From its cool and fog-enshrouded coastal regions on the far west, to the sprawling Alexander Valley on the boarder of Napa and the many little dips and peaks in between, Sonoma has been a vital wine-grape-growing region since the mid 1800s. Important sub-AVAs include Chalk Hill (known for chardonnay and sauvignon blanc), Dry Creek Valley (where zin is king) Knights Valley (largely cabernet land), Russian River Valley and Sonoma Coast (both celebrated pinot and chardonnay zones).
Alcohol Content (%): 13.2