The non-winter has turned into non-spring and when the mercury recently hit 92 degrees, yes 92, it was time for a nicely chilled white on the patio.  With the dog running around, and a pre-dinner snack, of some grissini, and an interesting “brie” made from goat cheese, we opened the 2010 Dry Creek Vineyard Fume Blanc.   This is pure Sauvignon Blanc that takes it’s name from France’s Pouilly Fume region whose wines are comprised of Sauvignon Blanc. 

The wine is pale golden, it looks barely darker than water – but the flavors are there.  The nose is filled with lemon, newly mown lawn, and slight herbs. In the mouth, the wine is crisp and refreshing.  Not a trace of oak. It’s lemony, flinty, medium bodied and very refreshing. It was great with the goat cheese.  It’s a no brainer to have some of this around when the weather gets hot.  Regardless of whether you serve it as an apperitif, or accompany light pastas, shellfish, or pesto, you will not be disappointed. This is the perfect summer sipper.    About $12,  89 points.  
2010 Dry Creek Vineyard Fume Blanc

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