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I liked the previous one: Petit Sirah last year I think.
The blend of this sure sounds interesting. A lot of fun rare varietals I like individually like Mourvedre. Which is also fun to pronounce.
The 10% Fume’ Blanc is odd because isn’t that basically dry Sauvignon Blanc? I know that sometimes a few % of a white like Viognier is added to red blends, but I don’t think I’ve seen a blend like this. Maybe all the more reason to try it?
Edit: it’s either a crazy Field Blend or a “what barrels are left after this year’s normal bottling?” But that may be a good thing.
Yes, Fume’ Blanc is just another name for Sauvignon Blanc. I believe the owner of Dry Creek Vineyards created the term in the ‘70s to differentiate his wine from others’. At least that’s what they claimed when we visited the winery.
@chipgreen@klezman@pmarin Hey I could be wrong, but I believe that you should perhaps look to Robert Mondavi in the late '60’s. He began labeling his oak aged Sauv Blanc as Fume Blanc for marketing purposes. And borrowed the name from French Blanc Fume? And some of those were mighty fine wines that could age a bit. The Mondavi Fume Blanc that is.
And then apparently Dry Creek Vineyards picked up on using the name Fume Blanc early '70’s for it’s non oak aged Sauvignon Blanc, as opposed to Mondavi’s oak aged versions. To further complicate it and I had to look this up because Dry Creek Vineyards makes a Fume Blanc (which is all Sauvignon Blanc, no oak) and a Sauvignon Blanc again with no oak but adds Sauvignon Musque to the blend. So maybe that’s where the different clone thought comes in. But Fume Blanc is Sauvignon Blanc.
Now that I’ve confused myself, happy to hear other thoughts…ha!
Belated Lab Rat! We received this yesterday, and couldn’t wait to try it out! We measured out 200mL each, at a lovely 54 degrees F. Notes of blackberry, plum, and dark cherry. Pretty dry, but delicious. I was more inclined to enjoy it than the wife, she didn’t like the “mouthfeel” very much, but I thoroughly enjoyed it. Be careful - it packs a punch at 14.6%.