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2006 Dry Creek Vineyard The Mariner

ITEM 8576089 - Removed from subterranean passive storage; Obtained by inheritance

Bidder Amount Total
CtigerFl $21 $21
titay $20 $0
$20
Item Sold Amount Date
I8650305 1 $25 Jan 15, 2023
I8576089 1 $21 Dec 11, 2022
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RATINGS

92Wine Spectator

Sleek, tight and focused, harmonious, well-proportioned and complex, offering layers of ripe plum, black cherry, currant, black licorice, mineral and spice. Ends with supple tannins and a flow of dark berry flavors.

92Wine Enthusiast

PRODUCER

Dry Creek Vineyard

Dry Creek Vineyard was a pioneering project when it was started in 1972. David Stare was working for the railroad in the late 1960s when he realized his real passion was for wine, especially the wines he’d come to love during vacations to the Loire Valley. He enrolled in the viticulture program at the University of California at Davis and in 1972 found an old orchard to buy in Dry Creek Valley. He planted Sauvignon Blanc against the advice of nearby grape growers, who said the grape wouldn’t succeed in Dry Creek Valley. Within a few years the estate was producing Fume Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Merlot, Cabernet, Chardonnay and Zinfandel. Dry Creek Vineyard was the first estate in Dry Creek Valley since Prohibition and the first to use the Dry Creek Valley appellation. Today the estate has 185 acres of vineyards and is still owned and operated by the Stare family, though the president is now daughter Kim Stare Wallace. Tim Bell is winemaker. The estate is known for Fume Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and especially its Zinfandel, which is consistently complimented by reviewers. Robert M. Parker Jr. has called the estate “one of the historic wineries...Dry Creek is among the pioneers in the movement for high-quality Zinfandels.”