Dry Creek Vineyard Releases 2010 Fumé Blanc with QR Code Technology and A Delightful Wine
Family winery blends history with modern touches in a newly designed package
It’s not often we get to reintroduce our flagship wine. Since 1972, we have produced Fumé Blanc. As the first winery in Sonoma County to do so under this moniker, we were also the first winery to plant Sauvignon Blanc grapes in the Dry Creek Valley. For almost 40 years, we have touted the virtues of our delicious, unoaked Fumé Blanc. Dave Stare even founded the Society of Blancs (SOB’s) to help promote and educate new world wine drinkers on the incredible versatility of the Sauvignon Blanc variety.
With the release of the 2010 vintage, we are proud to introduce a new package for Fumé Blanc. Perhaps most intaining our iconic sailing imagery while also incorporating some modern touches and sense will notice a QR code which scans to a two-minute video of Dave, Don and Kim discussing the new vintage. The QR code is a terrific technological advancement, which transports consumers to the vineyard and winery to hear directly from the family about the wine.
2010 Fumé Blanc
Wine On Line Ration: A Major
Just what California can (and should) do with this grape. Sprightly, delicious, with a lovely balance, just enough acid, it’s fresh as a daisy. Perfect for an elegant summer dinner. Terrific with shellfish, cold chicken, veal, goat cheese and almonds.
100% Sauvignon Blanc
October 4, 2010
Stainless steel fermented at an average of 52˚F for about 30 days
3 – 5 years
This new vintage harkens back to the early days of Fumé Blanc at Dry Creek Vineyard. At first swirl, pungent grassy aromas framed by kaffir limes leap from the glass. On the palate, the wine displays racy citrus characters along with granny smith apples, Meyer lemon and orange zest. The grassy elements repeat on the finish with acidity that is both refreshing and brisk. Dave Stare pioneered this style back in 1972 and this wine certainly carries forward all of those old school elements. Simply delicious!
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Since 1972, we have produced Fumé Blanc – a wine at the heart and soul of our family winery. Modeled after the classic wines from the Loire Valley in France, our stainless steel fermented, no oak style Fumé Blanc is crisp, balanced and immediately drinkable. Winery founder David Stare was the first vintner to plant Sauvignon Blanc in the Dry Creek Valley, and we are proud to carry his legacy forward in producing this classic, dry white wine.
The 2010 vintage may go down as one of the more difficult, challenging vintages of the last decade. With varied growing conditions, it was incredibly important to stay on top of the vineyard ensuring that the canopy was well managed. Late spring rains, a cool summer and then several heat spikes before and during harvest added to the challenge. However, our winemaking and vineyard team really came through, keeping a cool head and bringing in fruit that achieved full ripeness, flavor and balance.
This new vintage harkens back to the early days of Fumé Blanc at Dry Creek Vineyard. At first swirl, pungent grassy aromas framed by keffir limes leap from the glass. On the palate, the wine displays racy citrus characters along with granny smith apples, Meyer lemon and orange zest. The grassy elements repeat on the finish with acidity that is both refreshing and brisk. Dave Stare pioneered this style back in 1972 and this wine certainly carries forward all of those old school elements. Simply delicious!
2010 FUMÉ BLANC – SONOMA COUNTY
DRY CREEK VINEYARD
3770 LAMBERT BRIDGE RD, HEALDSBURG, CA 95448
707.433.1000 • FX 707.433.5329
RELEASE DATE March 2011
BLEND 100% Sauvignon Blanc
APPELLATION Sonoma County
HARVEST DATE October 4, 2010
FERMENTATION Stainless steel fermented at an average of 52˚F for about 30 days.
SOILS A combination of sand and clay soils, mostly valley floor vineyards
VINE AGE 15 years on average
YIELDS About 5 tons per acre
RESIDUAL SUGAR Dry
89 Points –
TOP 100 BEST BUYS 2010
Wine Enthusiast Magazine
89 Points – HIGHLY RECOMMENDED