Since 1972, Dry Creek have produced Fumé Blanc – a wine at the heart and soul of their family winery. Modelled after the classic wines from the Loire Valley in France, this 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 they are proud to carry on his legacy producing this classic, dry white wine.
This wine displays a wonderfully refreshing tropical fruit nose that is indicative of the near perfect harvest conditions that were experienced in 2012. Notes of honeydew melon, cantaloupe, and mango leap from the glass. Several more minutes of swirling reveal a sense of depth and vibrancy in the wine with mineral and citrus elements shining through. On the palate, the wine is effusive with an invigorating style that expresses fresh lemon-lime, kiwi, and grapefruit characters. All of this is balanced by the fleshy texture from the Sauvignon Musque clonal selection. A beautiful and sophisticated Sauvignon Blanc, this is Dry Creek Valley terroir at its finest.