91pts Wilfred Wong
The Dry Creek Vineyard Dry Chenin Blanc is always a star in this category. The 2021 vintage is bright and crisp. This wine offers aromas and flavors of mineral notes, pleasing chalkiness, and dried citrus peel. Enjoy it with ramen in light chicken stock and topped with grill prawns. (Tasted: May 1, 2022, San Francisco, CA)
Fermented in 100% stainless steel barrels, this beautiful wine is wonderfully bright
and consistent vintage after vintage. At first swirl, aromatics of honeydew, watermelon and mango spring forward from the glass with floral notes of jasmine and orange blossom. On the palate, the wine has refreshing flavors of peach, Meyer lemon and cucumber with hints of geranium, white tea and white pepper. The mouthfeel is soft but inviting, with a voluptuous texture. This classic, Loire Valley-style wine is excellent when paired with fresh oysters, seafood, or just about anything.