Friday, August 18, 2017

Up a creek.

I don't normally purchase wine that I have read about in a review, but never say never.  Catching up with some wine industry reading at breakfast this morning, I came across an article on Sauvignon blanc (SB), and its many styles, by wine columnist Dan Berger.
I have rarely met a SB that I didn't like, so I was intrigued by Mr. Berger's description of the "herbal charms" of SB grown in cooler climes. The problem was that Mr. B was reviewing the 2016 Dry Creek Fumé blanc and I could only find the 2015 vintage when I went out wine-shopping.  Buying wine at a retail location can be frustrating when that retailer doesn't sell enough of a particular vintage, or producer, to facilitate cycling into the next vintage in a timely manner.
It's all good, I was having salmon for dinner and it actually did pair with the fish quite nicely. Yes, it was a little vegetal and it could have done with a tad more acid, but my only quibble is that I can purchase TWWIAGE's SB for quite a bit less than the $17.99 I paid for the Dry Creek.  And, quite frankly, the TWWIAGE SB is a more pleasing tipple. Sometimes it is alright to stick with the tried-and-true.

6 comments:

Dennis Tsiorbas said...

VG: A few personal notes on the two vintages of the Dry Creek Fumé Blanc:
Though I haven't tasted the 2015 or'16 vintages, the two vintages I tasted didn't seem vegetal, nor were they 'outstanding' (I reserve 'outstanding' for their Taylor's Vineyard SB.
I paid under $12 for the two vintages I've tasted.
TWWIAGE SB is always outstanding! :)

Vinogirl said...

NHW: Vegetal can be good, doesn't have to be green beans and bell pepper.
TWWIAGE staff discount always tastes good :)

Thud said...

Yes, but dry creek is favoured by the otw family.

Vinogirl said...

Thud: This is Dry Creek Valley AVA, up by Healdsburg.
Wish the kids were at the other Dry Creek right now :)

Thud said...

I saw a nice house for sale up in the Healdsburg one last week.

Vinogirl said...

Thud: Did it come with land/vineyard?