The Evolution Continues

No, I did not fall off a log. And, I did not run off with the mailman. But it has been a challenge finding time to write. I guess it's what you'd call “blogger's block.” I'm not sure if anyone has coined the term, but for non-professional writers like me, it's a constant struggle to A) find time to write B) remain inspired when I'm busier than a cat covering up #%@$.  And, since I'm inherently a guilt ridden person, I'm thinking about having guest bloggers, who from time to time could take over my posts. For the time being, you'll still be hearing from yours truly!  But watch for new and improved Wilmas in the not too distant future.

One of the reasons for the lapse in posts has been the frenzy surrounding an exciting new wine we're getting ready to introduce. It's a Click photo to enlarge!groundbreaking release and one I never thought we'd do, especially after all the fuss we've made over the term Fumé Blanc. It's a 2008 Sauvignon Blanc that we're calling... are you ready for this? Sauvignon Blanc. Produced from exclusively Dry Creek Valley fruit, this wine sports a modern new package and is designed to appeal to a whole new generation of wine drinkers.

It's kind of like that advertising slogan, “This Ain't Your Daddy's Oldsmobile.” Although just between us, I'm praying for a much more successful outcome than the poor folks at GM. 

The blend includes 6% Sauvignon Musqué and veers toward the more tropical, floral, fruity side of Sauvignon Blanc as opposed to the grassier herbaceous spectrum found in our classic Fumé Blanc. It's still bone dry with vibrant acidity and refreshing flavors, but the combination of the valley's sandy gravelly soils, slightly warmer climate and cooling coastal breezes produce a striking Sauvignon Blanc that at once showcases the ideal growing conditions found here. And that, my friends, is what we're banking on. The Dry Creek Valley as a world renowned appellation. We believe so whole heartedly in this region that in 2002 we moved 100% of our Bordeaux varietal program here. This new Sauvignon Blanc continues the evolution.  

If I've piqued your interest, please stop by this Saturday, May 16. We'll be pouring the new Sauvignon Blanc at our Day in the Loire Valley event along with a few other special surprises. Then next week I'll be on the road to help introduce the wine to distributors. That's just the beginning. There will be trade shows, media tours, and sales meetings to get everybody on board. It's an exciting wine and an exciting time for us.

Now if I could just quit saying Fumé instead of Sauvignon…

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Sonadora said:
May 13, 2009 5:39 AM

This sounds lovely! Best of luck in your new venture. I've always enjoyed your Fumé, can't wait to try the Sauvignon Blanc...hopefully it will make its way to a store near me in VA!

Kim (aka Wilma) Author Profile Page said:
May 13, 2009 10:38 PM

Look for it in your favorite wine shop after June 1--probably more likely the end of June by the time it ships, etc. If you don't see it, be sure to ask the store to check with our distributor, either Virginia Imports (Alexandria) or The Country Vintner (Ashland) depending on where you're located.

JohnLopresti Author Profile Page said:
May 14, 2009 4:33 PM

DryCreekVineyards certainly has the credentials to embark upon this part of the sauvignon blanc spectrum. The cooperage element will of special interest.

Kim (aka Wilma) Author Profile Page said:
May 15, 2009 9:07 PM

This wine actually sees no oak aging whatsoever. The richness comes from the Dry Creek Valley fruit and small amount of Sauvignon Musque. But don't let this mislead you--it's still one heck of a refreshing quaff that stands up to the end all and be all of SB food pairings, oysters!

Mike Duffy said:
May 29, 2009 9:59 PM

Glad you're posting again, Kim. I hope you're still having fun with it.

Kim (aka Wilma) Author Profile Page said:
May 31, 2009 4:21 PM

Thanks Mike. I enjoy it immensely, just wish I had more time to post more often. It's definitely a juggling act keeping all the balls in the air these days.

Thanks for checking in!

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