June 01, 2005

Dry Creek Vineyard 2003 Dry Creek Valley Taylor’s Vineyard Sauvignon Musqué

(Dry Creek Vineyard, Healdsburg, CA; about $25)

Sauvignon Musqué is responsible for some of the finest sauvignon blancs in the US right now, this just one of the wines to prove it. Musque is a type of sauvignon blanc that has been growing in California since the late 70s, but only lately has its name been making it on to wine labels. When you see it, you can expect a sauvignon that’s creamy yet bright, and trades the typical bell pepper flavors of California sauvignon blanc for smoother, more restrained green melon and chalk notes. Like Dry Creek Vineyard’s delicious version, for instance.

This recommendation first appeared in theDenver Post.

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