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Quivira Grenache Dry Creek Valley Wine Creek Ranch 2009

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the 2009 growing season got off to a challenging start. A wet and cooler-than-average May created nearly perfect conditions for powdery mildew, the scourge of growers everywhere. But thanks to the tireless efforts of my newly appointed viticultural director and assistant winegrower Ned Horton, we were able to come through reasonably unscathed. From there on, we enjoyed as close to a perfect summer and early autumn as one could hope for. Cool and even temperatures gave us fruit of impeccable balance and finesse. We hand-selected Grenache clusters from the western side of our older vines and added a little spice with the addition of 10% Mourvèdre. The fruit was destemmed and immediately pressed into a stainless steel tank where the native yeast did their little dance and transformed the juice into wine. The result is a floral and fruit infused wine that is a pure joy to drink. Fully dry, but with a gentile nature that makes you want to invite it out on a summer picnic, you would be hard pressed to find a more gracious way to welcome a guest into your home than a cool glass of this charming rosé upon their arrival.

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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

Editorial Reviews for Quivira Grenache Dry Creek Valley Wine Creek Ranch

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065214,039
3.00 5
Vintage: 2006 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


Member Reviews for Quivira Grenache Dry Creek Valley Wine Creek Ranch

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3.50 5
Vintage: 2008 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
330935,531
4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 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
1783064,202
3.50 5
Vintage: 2008 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
63312,961
5.00 5
Vintage: 2008 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
Vintage: 2008 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!


Snooth User: Philip James
112,549
3.50 5
Vintage: 2006 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
    13846937
    5.00 5
    Vintage: 2006 02/17/2009

    Five glasses


    External Reviews for Quivira Grenache Dry Creek Valley Wine Creek Ranch

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    Vintage: 2006 11/24/2008

    Sonoma Harvest Fair 2008 - Gold Medal



    the 2009 growing season got off to a challenging start. A wet and cooler-than-average May created nearly perfect conditions for powdery mildew, the scourge of growers everywhere. But thanks to the tireless efforts of my newly appointed viticultural director and assistant winegrower Ned Horton, we were able to come through reasonably unscathed. From there on, we enjoyed as close to a perfect summer and early autumn as one could hope for. Cool and even temperatures gave us fruit of impeccable balance and finesse. We hand-selected Grenache clusters from the western side of our older vines and added a little spice with the addition of 10% Mourvèdre. The fruit was destemmed and immediately pressed into a stainless steel tank where the native yeast did their little dance and transformed the juice into wine. The result is a floral and fruit infused wine that is a pure joy to drink. Fully dry, but with a gentile nature that makes you want to invite it out on a summer picnic, you would be hard pressed to find a more gracious way to welcome a guest into your home than a cool glass of this charming rosé upon their arrival.

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    Dietary Information: Organic, Biodynamic

    961 cases produced.


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