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Quivira Grenache 2009

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While it is still a fairly new arrival in the Dry Creek Valley, Grenache clearly finds Quiviras Mediterranean climate to its liking. Left to its own nature, Grenache will set a very bountiful crop of up to ten tons per acre. In 2006 Quivira made at least four separate passes through the vineyard selectively dropping clusters from weak shoots or ones that had been bleached by the sun. After the final drop, they had reduced the yield down to 3.25 tons per acre. This reduced crop load allowed the vines to focus all their energy on the remaining fruit giving them far greater concentration than they had ever seen from these vines in the past. This severe selection is what gave Quivira a wine that moves past the simple strawberry aromatics of many new-world Grenaches, and shows the more savory and spicy notes that are found in the great wines of the southern Rhone Valley. Grenaches great appeal lies in its velvety texture and seductive nose of spice, earth and fruit. It is also one of the most versatile wines at the table. Perhaps poached halibut and raw oysters do not go with Grenache, but virtually everything else on earth does.

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Quivira Vineyards & Winery:
Quivira is committed to making the finest wines that showcase the unique terrior of Dry Creek Valley. Quivira specializes in small-lot wines from varietals specifically matched to the soils, seasonal strength of sun, and coastal influenced nights that accentuate the unique characteristics that flow from the vine directly to the wine. The quality of our wines is an honest reflection of our commi... Read more
Quivira is committed to making the finest wines that showcase the unique terrior of Dry Creek Valley. Quivira specializes in small-lot wines from varietals specifically matched to the soils, seasonal strength of sun, and coastal influenced nights that accentuate the unique characteristics that flow from the vine directly to the wine. The quality of our wines is an honest reflection of our commitment to this land, Biodynamic agriculture and our dedication to artisan winemaking. Quivira has been a Demeter-certified Biodynamic and organic winery since 2005 and is guided by a deeply-held principle of careful stewardship of the land and all its creatures. Environmentally conscious winegrowing and winemaking is a way of life at Quivira and the difference can be seen at the estate and tasted in the wines. The Quivira estate comprises four distinct vineyards within the Dry Creek Valley appellation in Sonoma County with a total of 93 acres of vines. In addition to Zinfandel and Sauvignon Blanc, Quivira grows several Rhone varieties such as Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre. Winemaker Hugh Chappelle works closely with Quivira's vineyard crew to capture the truest expression of each varietal from Quivira's vineyards. Tasting Room Hours Open daily 11:00am to 5:00pm, except major holidays. Read less

External Reviews for Quivira Grenache

External Review
Source: eVintner Wines and Spirits
10/04/2012

Strawberry aromas and smooth velvety texture with flavors of fruit, earth and spice. A very versatile wine.



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While it is still a fairly new arrival in the Dry Creek Valley, Grenache clearly finds Quiviras Mediterranean climate to its liking. Left to its own nature, Grenache will set a very bountiful crop of up to ten tons per acre. In 2006 Quivira made at least four separate passes through the vineyard selectively dropping clusters from weak shoots or ones that had been bleached by the sun. After the final drop, they had reduced the yield down to 3.25 tons per acre. This reduced crop load allowed the vines to focus all their energy on the remaining fruit giving them far greater concentration than they had ever seen from these vines in the past. This severe selection is what gave Quivira a wine that moves past the simple strawberry aromatics of many new-world Grenaches, and shows the more savory and spicy notes that are found in the great wines of the southern Rhone Valley. Grenaches great appeal lies in its velvety texture and seductive nose of spice, earth and fruit. It is also one of the most versatile wines at the table. Perhaps poached halibut and raw oysters do not go with Grenache, but virtually everything else on earth does.

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