Patio wine: Dry Creek Vineyards 2007 Sauvignon Blanc

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Dry Creek Vineyards also labels this Fume Blanc, another name for sauvignon blanc, only fancier. In the ’60’s, the Mondavis borrowed the fume (French for “smoked”) moniker from the French Loire Valley sauvignon blanc called Pouilly Fume.

This deliciously elegant sauv blanc is refreshingly more supple than many of its brethren, lacking the biting, grassy, saliva-producing tartness of others. I could drink this smooth, melon and soft citrus sipper all day long. And did recently while I wrote next week’s Corkscrew column. Mouth-filling gulps of kiwi fruit, lime and nectarine flow into a long-lasting, mellow finish. Good value. Sw=1. $14. 4.5 stars.

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