About This Wine
Dry Creek Vineyard is one of the few remaining family-owned wineries in California.
When founder David Stare started Dry Creek, his single-minded effort was to offer the highest quality wine possible at a reasonable price. Stare realized that the winery’s success hinged upon providing that “something special” in the bottle to keep customers coming back.
Today, the second generation is building upon those values. Stare’s daughter, Kim Stare Wallace, and her husband, Don Wallace, are wholly committed to the quality concept. They keep an eye toward the future while being mindful of the original vision of the winery.
The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon is a great example of the family philosophy. While many point to the Alexander Valley as Sonoma County’s “Cabernet capital,” the Stares have proven that Dry Creek Valley also is a great place to grow Cab. The wine is beautifully structured and elegant, with just a “sprinkle” of engaging spice.
About Cabernet Sauvignon
Deep color and richness with the potential to age a long time, and better still if aged in oak before bottling. Classic flavors blackcurrant, plum, cherry and spice. The most popular varietal of red wine in America.
- Grape Composition:79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 4% Malbec, 3% Petit Verdot & 2% Cabernet Franc
- Grape Source:Sonoma Co.’s Dry Creek Valley
- Aromas & Flavors:Raspberry, Sage, Dried Flowers, Black Cherry and Chocolate
- Aging Vessels:French, American and Hungarian Oak Barrels for 20 Months
- When to Drink:Now Through 2014
- Food Pairing Suggestiona grilled steak, or leg of lamb.