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Quivira Grenache Dry Creek Valley Wine Creek Ranch 2006

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A wine that moves past the simple strawberry aromatics of many a new-world Grenache, and shows the more savory and spicy notes that are found in the great wines of the southern Rhone Valley. It is not the most tannic or darkest of wines, its appeal lies is in its velvety texture and seductive nose of spice, earth and fruit.

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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
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Editorial Reviews for Quivira Grenache Dry Creek Valley Wine Creek Ranch

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,313
3.00 5
11/11/2008

Very fresh on the nose with youthfully estery fruit and a strong floral top note. The alcohol is a bit noticeable here though there are lovely sp[ice tones on softly jammy fruit with just a touch of cool melon adding freshness. Front loaded with fruit and surprisingly crisp in the mouth with crunchy fruit and some nice earth and tree bark tones across the midpalate which set off the slightly jammy wild red berry fruits well. Good acid and just a touch of tannin with decent length and finishing with light spice notes and a gentle insinuation of vanilla. Well made and easy drinking. Biodynamic too! 87pts


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Snooth User: Philip James
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3.50 5
11/01/2008

Chocolate notes on the nose, followed by some light sweet fruits (strawberry and banana). Unfortunately its got a bit of a medicinal finish (licorice).

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  • Snooth User: sieving
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    5.00 5
    02/17/2009

    Five glasses


    External Reviews for Quivira Grenache Dry Creek Valley Wine Creek Ranch

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    Source: Sonoma Harvest Fair
    11/24/2008

    Sonoma Harvest Fair 2008 - Gold Medal



    A wine that moves past the simple strawberry aromatics of many a new-world Grenache, and shows the more savory and spicy notes that are found in the great wines of the southern Rhone Valley. It is not the most tannic or darkest of wines, its appeal lies is in its velvety texture and seductive nose of spice, earth and fruit.

    Dietary Information: Organic


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