Situated on 35 acres in Sonoma’s Dry Creek Valley, Dutcher Crossing is an under-the-radar vineyard with a reasonably huge assortment of bottlings on supply. At the moment we take a look at two present releases — together with a crimson mix from the 2015 classic.
2019 Dutcher Crossing Sauvignon Blanc Sonoma County – Vibrant with fruit, this sauvignon blanc is lush with tropical pineapple notes, some lime leaf parts, and a delicate lick of saline to mood the fruit. An enormous crowd pleaser at Drinkhacker HQ, the wine isn’t essentially the most complicated bottle on the shelf, however its exuberance is endearing, a pop of lemon curd lingering on the end. A- / $33
2015 Dutcher Crossing Kupferschmid Crimson Dry Creek Valley – Fairly an earthy wine, pungent at first with notes of rhubarb and dried, savory spices, the wine settles down in glass after a while to let a wealthy blackberry character come into focus, although it’s filtered by means of a not insubstantial be aware of roasted meat and darkish cocoa powder, taking issues in a reasonably savory course. Notes of blueberry give the end a wanted pop of fruit, although the general expertise stays pretty brooding. Even after 6 years, this wine may use extra time to search out its groove. B / $40