The 2010 Dry Creek Chenin Blanc is 100% Chenin Blanc sourced from the Clarksburg AVA located near the San Francisco Bay and the Sacramento River Delta, in California. The majority of the grapes grown in Clarksburg are sold to wineries outside of Clarksburg, there are a handful of wineries working in the Clarksburg AVA, with Bogle being the best known. The wine is fermented and aged in stainless steel tanks, The alcohol content is 13.2%.
The color is almost clear, with just the slightest hint of butter yellow. The nose is sugary pear, tangerine and melon. The wine has a syrupy mouthfeel and tastes of mellow lemon, orange zest, Anjou pear with a hint of honey. Crisp, but with rounded fruit, it is smooth and lush. The acidity is on the mild side, making this a Chenin Blanc that might be more suited for after dinner. The finish is fresh fruit and lingers a respectable length of time.
The Dry Creek Chenin Blanc is a pretty, delicate wine, a nice change of pace from the usual Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc. Medium to light bodied, this would be a good choice to serve with dessert or as an aperitif.