My new VSC shipment arrived last week, so I tried last night:
- DryCreekVnyd SauvBlanc Taylor’sVnyd/DryCreekVlly/SonomaCnty (Musque clone; 13.8%) 2019:Lots of mesmerizing tiny bubbles swirling about in the glass, almost cloudy; light gold color; very fragrant SB/herbal some floral/muscatty/spicy/carnations slight pencilly/oak lovely nose; fairly tart/tangy strong floral/muscatty/melony/SB/bit herbal light pencilly/oak quite perfumed flavor; long fairly tart melony/SB/bit herbal some floral/muscatty/carnations light pencilly/oak finish; loads of fragrant floral/SB bit muscatty character that soft-pedals the herbal character of SB; no signs of CO2 on the palate; quite a lovely SB. $28.00/$22.40 (VSC)
- DryCreekVnyd TheMariness MeritageBlend DryCreekVlly/SonomaCnty (90% SauvBlanc/6% Muscadelle du Bordelais/4% Semillon; 13.8%; 7 mo. in Fr.oak/Acacia/Chestnut) 2019: Light gold color; small bubbles clinging to the side of the glass; much lighter almost closed light herbal/SB/melony light toasty/oak slight mineral/earthy more complex nose; bit softer/richer/lusher some ripe/melony/SB modest toasty/pencilly/oak some complex more structured flavor; very long lightly/tart some rich/lush quiet herbal/SB/ripe/melony balanced light toasty/pencilly/oak bit complex finish; not nearly as intense SB character & a bit on the quiet side but a very attractive understated SB that will probably put on weight. $35.00/$28.00 (VSC)
A wee BloodyPulpit:
- I’m not a big fan of Calif SB (Friuli & Sudstiermark are my favorites), but I really like what DCV (and Bedrock) are doing w/ that variety. The Musque was more towards the BrittanySpears part of the spectrum. The Mariness more towards the JuliaRoberts or RuthBaderGinsburg part of the spectrum.