12 Bottles of 2017 Dry Creek Vineyard Fume Blanc Wine
- Item Number
- Estimated Value
- $180 USD
- $132 USD to oaktrees
- Number of Bids
- 9 - Bid History
HISTORY: Since 1972, we have produced Fume 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 Fume¬¬Ā Blanc is crisp, balanced and immediately drinkable. Winery founder David Stare was the first person to plant the Sauvignon Blanc varietal in the Dry Creek Valley, against the advice of many viticultural experts. Many years later, Sauvignon Blanc is now the most widely planted white variety in the Dry Creek Valley, and his daughter Kim and her husband Don are proud to carry on his legacy producing this classic, dry white wine.
GROWING SEASON: The 2017 growing season started off with record-setting rainfalls that were much appreciated after almost five years of drought. As flowering started, foggy and windy days, as well as unusual heat spikes made for an eclectic mix of conditions. An extreme heat wave at the end of August through the first few days of September set off a fast-paced early stretch of the harvest. As the heatwave broke and temperatures actually fell to below normal ranges, the pace slowed to allow the vines and our winemaking team to catch their breath. At the time of the wildfires in October, nearly all of our lots had already been harvested. Despite the unusual cards that nature dealt, the 2017 vintage shows excellent concentration of flavors and outstanding varietal quality.
WINEMAKER COMMENTS: Our 46th vintage of Fume Blanc is a beautiful wine that emanates the classic Dry Creek Vineyard ?house? style of Sauvignon Blanc. At first swirl, aromatics of Meyer lemon, grapefruit, pineapple and lemongrass leap forward from the glass with nuances of freshly cut grass and cucumber. On the palate, the wine is bright and refreshing with flavors of lemon, passionfruit, grapefruit and lemongrass with underlying minerality. This wine is mouthwatering and delicious with lovely intensity and a clean, pure finish.
Item Special Note
Important Notice re. Shipping Rates: There are federal regulations for shipping alcoholic beverages. In addition to your winning bid amount, we will charge you the cost of shipping as well as other fees, which I will spell out below. Please consider this added cost when bidding on alcoholic beverages.
Places we can?t ship alcohol: Alabama, Illinois, Kentucky, Mississippi, New Hampshire, North Dakota, and Utah
Residential Fee: There will be an extra charge of:
- $5 per box for 1-5 bottles
- $7 per box for 6-12 bottles
Overweight Fee: $1 per pound
Adult Alcohol Signature Fee (required by law): $4
Approximate UPS Ground shipping charges based on state shipped to (not including residential, signature and/or overweight fees):
1 bottle: $16-17 (CA, NV, OR), $18-19 (all other states)
2 bottles (or 1 Magnum): $17-18 (CA, NV, OR), $19-21 (all other states)
3 bottles: $18-19 (CA, NV, OR), $20-22 (all other states)
4 bottles: $19-20 (CA, NV, OR), $23-26 (all other states)
5 bottles: $21-22 (CA, NV, OR), $27-31 (all other states)
6 bottles: $22-23 (CA, NV, OR), $28-32 (all other states)
7 bottles: $28-29 (CA, NV, OR), $35-40 (all other states)
8 bottles: $29-30 (CA, NV, OR), $36-44 (all other states)
9 bottles: $30-31 (CA, NV, OR), $37-48 (all other states)
10 bottles: $31-32 (CA, NV, OR), $38-51 (all other states)
11 bottles: $32-33 (CA, NV, OR), $39-54 (all other states)
12 bottles: $33-34 (CA, NV, OR), $40-56 (all other states)
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