Quivira Petite Sirah Dry Creek Valley Wine Creek Ranch 2008

Winemaker's Notes:

Dry Creek Valley Petite Sirah is known for its big, thick texture and powerful black-purple fruit flavors. The 2008 vintage was impressively concentrated, with a blast of flavor on entry that does not let up all the way into the finish. A big varietal to begin with, the 2008 Petite Sirah grown in our Biodynamically-farmed Wine Creek Ranch estate vineyard is a study in texture: thick, dense and chewy, with amazing color, density and concentration. The impressive concentration of this vintage demands your immediate attention. Deep, dark color and dense texture wrap around intense fruit notes of blackberry and plum, punctuated by notes of cedar, cassis and allspice. Still obviously youthful, tannins are grippy and chewy. We completely understand if you can’t wait to enjoy this bold but beautifully balanced wine. But patience will be well worth it; in 12 to 18 months, this wine will soften and round out beautifully. Lay down up to 10 years (through 2020) in your cellar for additional rewards in the glass.

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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

Dry Creek Valley Petite Sirah is known for its big, thick texture and powerful black-purple fruit flavors. The 2008 vintage was impressively concentrated, with a blast of flavor on entry that does not let up all the way into the finish. A big varietal to begin with, the 2008 Petite Sirah grown in our Biodynamically-farmed Wine Creek Ranch estate vineyard is a study in texture: thick, dense and chewy, with amazing color, density and concentration. The impressive concentration of this vintage demands your immediate attention. Deep, dark color and dense texture wrap around intense fruit notes of blackberry and plum, punctuated by notes of cedar, cassis and allspice. Still obviously youthful, tannins are grippy and chewy. We completely understand if you can’t wait to enjoy this bold but beautifully balanced wine. But patience will be well worth it; in 12 to 18 months, this wine will soften and round out beautifully. Lay down up to 10 years (through 2020) in your cellar for additional rewards in the glass.

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417 cases bottled March 2010 produced.

Aged 18 months in French Oak.

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 15.4%

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