Dry Creek in northern Sonoma, Calif., is celebrating its 45th year of making wine in the classic French Sancerre-style. Fumé blanc is a French term for sauvignon blanc.

This is Dry Creek’s flagship wine, which stays true to the crisp, fresh and herbaceous style that marks the wines of the Loire Valley in France.

The grapes are fermented in stainless steel at cool temperatures to accentuate the zesty citrus and tropical fruit flavors.

Tart, fresh and clean, this wine would pair well with smoked salmon or fresh grilled asparagus.

Sherry: “A bouquet of pear, medium-bodied with semi-tart flavors of grapefruit, lime and pear on the finish.” (3 stars out of 5)

Chris: “A nose of lime with elegant flavors of pear, grapefruit and tangerine.” (3.5 stars out of 5)

Available from $10 to $13.

Coming next week: Kendall-Jackson Vintner’s Reserve Zinfandel

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