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Quivira Sauvignon Blanc Dry Creek Valley Fig Tree 2007

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This vineyard, named for a majestic 130-year old Black Mission fig tree that stands amongst the vines, became certified 100% organic and Biodynamic® in late 2005. Located at the confluence of two waterways on the Quivira estate, Dry Creek and Wine Creek, the soil has an extensive gravel layer due to its proximity to the creeks, creating a well drained site and yielding grapes with a unique flavor profile. This 2007 Sauvignon Blanc is quite a departure from our previous vintages in several ways. Looking to capture a more vivid and pure varietal character, I eliminated the practice of partial barrel fermentation and instead used only temperature controlled stainless steel. I also chose to omit the more neutral Semillon that had been blended in the past, further strengthening the voice of the more aromatic Sauvignon Blanc.

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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 Sauvignon Blanc Dry Creek Valley Fig Tree

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,778
4.00 5
08/24/2009

Rather subdued on the nose with a smoky, stemmy quality and an earthy core to the waxy fruit that hints at melon and white cherry. There’s also a touch of a roast meat quality to the nose. Chunky fruit in the mouth with decent acidity but this feels a bit clumsy though there are nice hints of kiwi and apricot on the palate that lead to a bright, light finish that is marred a bit by the relatively high alcohol. 88pts


Member Reviews for Quivira Sauvignon Blanc Dry Creek Valley Fig Tree

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Snooth User: flammifera
28386166
4.00 5
04/09/2009

Refreshing and light with a distinct grapefruit taste throughout. Tend to be finicky about whites, but I like this one!


Snooth User: Chris Carpita
330935,531
2.50 5
08/17/2010

Fruity nose, like a breakfast cereal almost. Long sweet finish.


Snooth User: Katrin
178987132
3.50 5
12/15/2009

This is one of my favorite Sauvignon Blancs. Previous vintages have been lovely, ripe, and luscious, and the 2007 is no different. The nose is citrusy lemon-lime, but in the mouth there is a strong presence of honeydew melon. The 2007 feels a little hot and even peppery, but overall a great wine. As if that weren’t enough, it is organic and biodynamic. See my full review at: http://winedinewith.us/2009/11/05/wine-review-2007-quivira-sauvignon-blanc-fig-tree-vineyard/


Snooth User: msmith
8499211
3.50 5
08/27/2008

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Quivira Sauvignon Blanc Dry Creek Valley Fig Tree

External Review
Source: Sonoma Harvest Fair
11/24/2008

Sonoma Harvest Fair 2008 - Bronze Medal


External Review
Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
07/31/2008

A beautifully aromatic Sauvignon Blanc that shows aromas of grapefruit and key limes. This is a refreshing white wine with a very dry finish.



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The resulting wine has an effusive nose of lime blossom and pink grapefruit. Although oysters around the world should quake in their shells with the release of this wine, I hope you will gain only pleasure from it.

This vineyard, named for a majestic 130-year old Black Mission fig tree that stands amongst the vines, became certified 100% organic and Biodynamic® in late 2005. Located at the confluence of two waterways on the Quivira estate, Dry Creek and Wine Creek, the soil has an extensive gravel layer due to its proximity to the creeks, creating a well drained site and yielding grapes with a unique flavor profile. This 2007 Sauvignon Blanc is quite a departure from our previous vintages in several ways. Looking to capture a more vivid and pure varietal character, I eliminated the practice of partial barrel fermentation and instead used only temperature controlled stainless steel. I also chose to omit the more neutral Semillon that had been blended in the past, further strengthening the voice of the more aromatic Sauvignon Blanc.

Dietary Information: Organic, Biodynamic

3716 cases produced.

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