Deja Vu - Words from the Past...
I just came across this article written 23 years ago and simply had to share it with you. In a world that is ever changing, it's comforting to know that some things stay the same. In this case, it's the heart and soul of our winery. This story sums up everything we're about here at Dry Creek Vineyard. Please read and know that we are carrying on a great family tradition. Have a great weekend!
"Sometimes friends ask me, how can I know the wine I buy for dinner will be good? Well you can't be 100 percent certain... But there are a number of things you can do to increase the odds in your favor. One of them is to find a winery, in the style you enjoy, then, if you want a sure thing, simply buy that wine.
No experiments tonight, thank you; I'm going for old faithful. Not that there isn't time for experimenting, but we're talking about sure things here. And one sure thing I've noticed over the past decade or more is Dry Creek Vineyard in Sonoma County. Through the years, Dry Creek has produced wines of great consistency, wines stamped with an individual style, and wines that are, for the most part, very drinkable.
I first became attracted to Dry Creek because of its Sauvignon Blanc, which is made in the big, fruity, grassy, herbaceous style. Then I discovered the Zinfandel - brambly, prickly on the palate, easy to drink yet with a charming style that is very memorable.
In both of these wines - and in the rest of Dry Creek's line - owner and winemaster David Stare seems to be attempting to push the varietal character of the wine as far as he can, yet without twisting the wine out of balance. Dry Creek wines are a bit like watching a first-rate chef at work. It all looks so easy and so effortless that one forgets the depth of the art behind it."
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