Finally, after 40 days and 40 nights of rain in Dallas, it looks like we are off to the start of Summer. I am a big fan of well-made Sauvignon Blanc wines – especially in the Texas heat on a patio. So, when I got the invitation from Dry Creek Valley Wine Association to taste some Sauvignon Blanc wines from a region during the #DCVSauvBlanc Virtual Tasting, I sent an enthusiastic “yes” as my response.
The live tasting featured winemakers Tim Bell of Dry Creek Vineyard, Emmett Reed of Gustafson Family Vineyards, and Ed Sbragia of Sbragia Family Vineyards. I had the opportunity to meet Tim during a Sonoma wine event in Dallas last year and was impressed by his Sauvignon Blanc then. The other family owned wines were new to me. We tried the following wines:
- 2013 Dry Creek Vineyard DCV3 Sauvignon Blanc ($25)
- 2013 Gustafson Estate Sauvignon Blanc ($22)
- 2014 Sbragia Dry Creek Valley Sauvignon Blanc ($22)
Every one of these wines was delicious. The styles differed based on the elevation, weather and a number of other factors. What remained common was that the Dry Creek region is a place to find stellar Sauvignon Blanc.