Dry Creek Vineyard, Russian River Valley (Sonoma County, California) Chardonnay DCV Block 10 2021

($45):  David Stare founded Dry Creek Vineyard over five decades ago, in 1972.  Over those five decades, they have an enviable track record of consistency.  Though I am reluctant to describe a style by what they are not, it is important to emphasize that Dry Creek Vineyard’s wines are never flamboyant.  They never shout.  This Chardonnay, emblematic of their style, is balanced, delivering nuances of tropical fruit supported by acidity that keeps it fresh.
91 Michael Apstein May 9, 2023