Dry Creek Vineyard, Clarksburg (California) Dry Chenin Blanc 2018

($16):   Dry Creek Vineyard has been making a dry Chenin Blanc for since their founding, almost 50 years ago because David Stare, Dry Creek’s founder, fell in love with wines from the Loire Valley — where Chenin Blanc is king.  Dry Creek’s 2018 continues its streak as a consistently delightful wine.  And it remains a bargain.  The 2018 is fruity with the barest hint of sweetness, which is balanced by riveting acidity, so that the overall impression is one of energy and vivacity, not sweetness.  Drink it this summer by itself, with spicy dishes, or BBQ.
91 Michael Apstein Jun 8, 2021