Dry Creek Vineyard
In 1972, winery founder David Stare chose the term Fumé Blanc to describe his flagship white wine – a dry Sauvignon Blanc crafted in the Loire Valley style. The grapes for this vintage were harvested at night, between August 14 and September 9. Each lot was fermented separately in 100% stainless steel tanks and without the use of oak aging. This method allows us to preserve the vibrant citrus and steely mineral characters that have come to define this wine.
“The 2013 Fume Blanc offers a distinct aromatic and flavor profile that sets it apart from the competition. In the glass, Meyer lemon, kefir lime, fresh citrus and grassy characters are immediately evident. The cold stainless steel fermentation preserves the vibrancy in the wine – a characteristic that we love and is often compared to a quivering race horse. The palate repeats vibrant aromatic themes making the wine mouthwatering and delicious. Underlying minerals and wet stone provide a seamless core of acidity and backbone that are hallmarks of our Fumé Blanc. A warm summer day along with a cold bottle of Fumé Blanc and a bucket of fresh oysters can only be described as pure bliss.”