What we’re drinking: Dry Creek ValleySeptember 14th, 2011 by brynn grimley
This week we’re drinking a California Cab from Dry Creek Vineyards.
This is one my favorite California wineries, and only because they do things in a fairly European style. And by fairly European style I mean they keep their alcohol-by-volume low, like the Europeans tend to do, which allows the fruit to speak instead of the alcohol, as is often the case with California wines.
Dry Creek Vineyards was founded in Healdsburg, Sonoma in 1972. They make one of the best Sauvignon Blancs in an old fashioned, balanced, Loire Valley style. The Cabernet is relatively new to the Dry Creek Valley. This AVA has a temperate climate, varied soils and rolling hills.
This Cabernet blend has the classic Bordeaux grapes, Cab, Merlot, Cab Franc, Petite Verdot and Malbec. It is wonderfully balanced with rich flavors, well integrated tannins and a great finish.
It’s available for around
$20. And let me just add, where can you spend $20 for an ’07? It’s
a huge bargain for something that has age and is drinking so