Quivira Grenache Dry Creek Valley Wine Creek Ranch 2008
Our 2008 Grenache Rosé has an uncanny ability to make people smile with its fragrance alone. It has a pure Alpine strawberry note that jumps from the glass and brings to mind Julie Andrews singing in a meadow of wildflowers. I’m sure it was the unusually cool and even summer of 2008 that so beautifully captured and preserved the fresh acidity and bright nature of this wine, for it certainly wasn’t any manipulation or trickery in the cellar that did. The hand selected grapes were pressed into a small stainless steel tank and the wild yeast took over from there. After six months of aging sur lies, we bottled this unabashedly happy wine with a cellar staff that could hardly conceal their grins of pleasure. The inherent casual nature of Rosé lends itself to simple lighter fare, such as charcuterie or smoked fish. It is also quite at home in any picnic basket with cold roast chicken and potato salad.
Blueberry, banana, papaya, raspberry on the nose with roasted almonds and oak. The mouth is strong with smoothed edges, nice finish and length.
Spicy, cedar and blackberry aromas. Quite dry with good acidity, mellow cherry cola flavors and a lightly sweet finish of candied red fruit.
lovely raspberry aromas combined with red brick and unique leather characteristics, a little jammy and spicy on the palate while the raspberry and red currant components release through, classic grenache characteristics.
Lean spicy delicate raspberry nose. Absolutely love this flavor - medium-to-full bodied with bright but perfectly balanced acidity. A faint bit of tropical fruit at the front and on the finish, which peaks with a strong but elegant spicy grainy leathery kick. This wine right here. This is the wine.
medium to pale ruby, light bodied, light tannins, bright acidity. standard grenache spice but clean, brambly, fresh raspberry fruit and leaf. food wine!
Food Pairings for Quivira Grenache Dry Creek Valley Wine Creek Ranch
Not to be confused with many of the monochromatic, strawberry-jam scented Grenaches flooding our shores of late, this wine shows all the savory and spice notes that make it a versatile match for everything from Szechuan peppercorn duck breast, to King salmon cooked on a cedar plank.
Dietary Information: Organic, Biodynamic
378 cases produced.
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