Quivira Grenache Dry Creek Valley Wine Creek Ranch 2008

Winemaker's Notes:

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.

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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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Member Reviews for Quivira Grenache Dry Creek Valley Wine Creek Ranch

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3.50 5
04/29/2010

Spicy, cedar and blackberry aromas. Quite dry with good acidity, mellow cherry cola flavors and a lightly sweet finish of candied red fruit.


Snooth User: Chris Carpita
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4.00 5
04/29/2010

Blueberry, banana, papaya, raspberry on the nose with roasted almonds and oak. The mouth is strong with smoothed edges, nice finish and length.


Snooth User: Nicki Gig
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3.50 5
04/29/2010

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.


Snooth User: solomania9
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5.00 5
04/29/2010

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.


Snooth User: samantha gaw
356700352
3.50 5
04/29/2010

medium to pale ruby, light bodied, light tannins, bright acidity. standard grenache spice but clean, brambly, fresh raspberry fruit and leaf. food wine!



Tasting Notes:

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.

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.

Dietary Information: Organic, Biodynamic

378 cases produced.

Closure: Cork


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