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Sips & Tips: Dry Creek Vineyard

June 17 - 23

June’s Somm Series will showcase two selections from our longtime partners at Dry Creek Vineyard.  Swing by any of our locations from June 17-23 to savor a glass of Californian excellence.

 

Driven by a lifelong aspiration to reside abroad, David Stare’s encounter with wine culture blossomed during a trip to the French wine regions of Loire and Bordeaux.  Inspired by the esteemed Loire Valley grape and captivated by California’s burgeoning wine scene, David relocated his entire family from Boston to The Golden State.  The 2022 Dry Creek Vineyard, Chenin Blanc, Clarksburg, California ($10 for 6oz / $40 per bottle) stands as one of David’s initial plantings, ultimately making its way to White House diners, revered by U.S. Presidents and visiting dignitaries.  With classic aromas of melon and honeydew, the palate reveals refreshing hints of lime and cucumber, making it an exquisite companion to oysters on the half shell. 

 

 

Beyond crafting world-class wines, the Stare family holds a passion for sailing.  Since their 1982 vintage, Dry Creek Vineyard labels have featured a sailing vessel or a nod to their affinity for the sea.  The 2019 Dry Creek Vineyard, The Mariner, Sonoma County, California ($20 for 6 oz / $80 per bottle) “was conceived to pay tribute to the notion that a winemaker must navigate a vintage, akin to a mariner navigating a ship.” Crafted using the five noble Bourdeaux grape varieties, the wine varieties, the wine exudes aromas of black fruit, followed by a full-bodied palate accented with sweet spices and savory undertones. It’s an ideal complement to one of our Bone-In Signature Prime Steaks. 

 

 

Wine Tip: Apart from these exceptional offerings, Joe’s boasts an extensive selection of Sonoma wines guaranteed to delight.  Consult one of our Sommeliers to discover your next favorite!