Dry Creek Vineyards Fume Blanc 2006

Dry Creek Vineyard Fume Blanc 2006

Wine:  Dry Creek Vineyard Fume Blanc 2006

Price: $12.99

Region: Sonoma County, California

Grape Variety: Sauvignon Blanc

Purchased: MGM Liquor, Burnsville, MN

This wine was mentioned specifically by Karen MacNeil in our dinner recipe from Cooking Light magazine.  Interestingly enough, we’ve enjoyed this particular wine a number of times before.  We had a very good idea of what to expect, and this bottle didn’t disappoint.

Our overall impression was that of a light, summery wine.  The color was the golden straw you’d expect from Sauvignon Blanc.  We enjoyed this for an early summer dinner, and it truly sparkled in the late day light.  The nose was very light, but the taste was crisp and refreshing, with a light coating of the usual grassiness.   The finish was fairly brief, but it was a great match for grilled chicken thighs with a marinade of lemons and olive oil.

We’ve enjoyed this wine before, and I’m sure we’ll have a few more bottles before the summer is done.  It’s a terrific complement to grilled poultry, and that’s a summer staple for us.

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One Response to Dry Creek Vineyards Fume Blanc 2006

  1. Pingback: Grilled Chicken Thighs with Roasted Grape Tomatoes « Savory Thoughts

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