Dutcher Crossing, Dry Creek Valley, Sauvignon Blanc 2007 This Sauvignon smells of sweet and ripe tropical fruit. The fresh fruit continues on the palate where there is a softer, rounder feel than with many Sauvignon. Don’t get me wrong, I love an in-your-face, herbaceous, acid-dominated Sauvignon as much as the next fellow. But isn’t it nice to find one that is a bit more luscious?
Winemaker Danny Glover attributes the freshness in the nose and the roundness of the palate to his blending of 3% Viognier and 3% Semillon into the mix, with a short stint in barrel at the end.
Plan a visit to the winery on a sunny day. The views out from the tasting room are impressive from the winery’s vantage point on Dry Creek Road. After tasting the line and buying a bottle, you can take in the view from the picnic tables out back. Pack a gourmet lunch from the Oakville Grocery in downtown Healdsburg so you can stay in the valley for the rest of the afternoon. Does it get better than this? Dutcher Crossing