Hung up on Napa Valley Cabs? Try crossing the border for Cabernet from Sonoma.
Dry Creek Valley – Home of Zinfandel – And Cabernet!
Selecting a Sonoma Cab also gives us one of our favorite feelings – that of extra coin in our pocket. As Napa Valley prices continue to climb, Sonoma wines can be gotten at a sweet savings.
Dry Creek Valley Microclimate Friendly To Cab
Two tasting team members, the Cabinator and Glorious T, recently visited Sonoma and came back raving about the quality of the wine and the friendliness of the people. Unfortunately, they weren’t able to visit Dry Creek Vineyard, one of our favorite producers in the area.
2012 A Standout Vintage
We’re told that the 2012 vintage with near perfect growing conditions that resulting is Bordeaux varieties flourishing. It is good to know that a vintage is excellent, but for us the proof is in the bottle. Sometimes a winemaker’s skill can coax superb wine from a harvest that was labelled as challenging.
The proof was indeed pleasing. This is a rich, rounded glass that oozes black cherry flavors. It is a full-bodied wine with solid tannins.
The 2012 DCV Cab has a silky finish and a charm that leaves you disappointed when the bottle is empty. Luckily, there is an easy solution for that! With an SRP of $20, this is a solid California Cab that you can always afford to have on hand.
Full disclosure: We received this bottle as a marketing sample.