Quivira Mourvedre Dry Creek Valley Creek Ranch 2005

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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

Member Reviews for Quivira Mourvedre Dry Creek Valley Creek Ranch

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Snooth User: tnoetz01
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07/14/2011

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External Reviews for Quivira Mourvedre Dry Creek Valley Creek Ranch

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Source: Appellation America
10/16/2008

Quivira’s 2005 Mourvedre Rosé from Wine Creek Ranch takes a varietal approach to blush wine, which is often a blend of various varieties. For that matter, it’s rare to see Mourvedre on its own in any color. The grape is usually the secret ingredient in wines from the Rhône region in France and Syrahs in California. As a component in these reds (even when it’s not mentioned) Mourvedre keeps the wine anchored in something rich, dark and earthy. Here it makes a rosé that’s round and full in your mouth, with the cherries and plums and rhubarb aloft in a refreshing flow of flavor. There's also some nifty symmetrical structure going on, with the entry fruity, the mid-palate gaining and melding both body and spice, and the wine then refocusing on the fruit in the aftertaste. Nice work, nice price, and fun to drink.Quivira is known as a Zinfandel and Sauvignon Blanc producer – these have been, for generations, the signature grapes of Dry Creek Valley – but with the advent of biodynamic viticulture four years ago, the other grapes from Quivira’s 72-acre estate are shining brighter and brighter all the time. The Mourvedre that doesn’t go into this rosé, for example, goes into a Rhône blend with Syrah, Grenache and Zin.




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