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2015 Dry Creek Vineyard Chenin Blanc "Wilson Ranch"

Winery: Dry Creek Vineyard

Vintage: 2015

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Wilson Ranch"

Wine Category: Chenin Blanc

Grape blend: 100% Chenin Blanc

Region: Clarksburg

State or country: CA

Price: $13

Cases produced: 7,067

KWG Score: 88.6 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: January 25, 2017

Wine Review: This straw colored Chenin Blanc from Dry Creek Vineyard is a very good value. It opens with a yellow grapefruit bouquet with hints of Bosc pear and pineapple. On the palate, this wine is full bodied and displays brisk acidity. It also nicely coats your mouth. The flavor profile is a ripe Bosc pear with notes of mild grapefruit and minerality. I also detected hints of pineapple, faint peach and dash of white pepper. The finish is dry and its flavors linger and last for quite a while. This Chenin Blanc would be ideal with steamed mussels with a wine and garlic broth. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: This beautiful wine is wonderfully consistent vintage after vintage. For over 25 years our Chenin Blanc has come from the Wilson Ranch in the Clarksburg appellation of the Sacramento Delta. At first swirl, aromatics of white pear, pineapple and banana spring forward from the glass. On the palate, the wine is refreshing with flavors of ripe tangerine and peaches. The mouthfeel is lively, but rich and has a subtle creaminess. 100% stainless steel fermentation guarantees the fresh fruit character fans of this wine have come to appreciate over the years. This is the quintessential wine to pair with fresh oysters or Asian cuisine.

Organic status: not organic

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