Dry Creek Vineyard, Dry Creek Valley (Sonoma County, California) Sauvignon Blanc 2019

($20):  The inclusion of Sauvignon Gris, a faintly colored mutation of Sauvignon Blanc, and Sauvignon Musqué, which some believe is a biotype of Sauvignon Blanc, helps explain this wine’s appealing fleshy texture.  (Sauvignon Musqué and Sauvignon Blanc have identical DNA and therefore are the same grape, according to Jancis Robinson et al’s Wine Grapes.)  Whatever the composition, Dry Creek’s is a softer and gentler expression of Sauvignon Blanc.  Its graceful, lengthy finish and modest bite adds to its appeal.  It’s a delightful wine to sip before dinner and then carry to the table.
89 Michael Apstein May 19, 2020