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Quivira Sauvignon Blanc Dry Creek Valley Fig Tree 2011

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The nose is graceful, but that delicacy is deceiving. One sip and it’s clear this is one of those rare Sauvignon Blancs with structure. The fresh grassiness on the front end flows into bright notes of citrus, green apples and tropical fruits. A perfect wine to pair with shellfish—from a plate of briny oysters to crack crab—but the bright acidity also makes the Fig Tree a great match with a tangy chevre.

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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
89065214,192
4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 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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3.00 5
Vintage: 2009 08/13/2010

Dried apricots and peaches on the nose. Just a hint of sweetness graces the attack but there's still steely acidity and a bit of wood lurking around.


Snooth User: WineborkDotCom
38982702
3.50 5
Vintage: 2009 07/27/2010

Quivira makes a flavorful, fresh, well-priced Sauvignon Blanc nearly every year. The 2009 has a nice combination of ripeness, freshness, and energy. Piquant herbal nose, crisp yet full of citrus and subtle pear-like flavors. Refreshing feel, untiring to drink.


Snooth User: flammifera
28386166
4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 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
Vintage: 2007 08/17/2010

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


Snooth User: Katrin
178987132
3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 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
Vintage: 2007 08/27/2008

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: John Andrews
361063,418
3.50 5
Vintage: 2005 03/24/2008

Had this wine with Easter Lunch which primarily consisted of two types of fish, Salmon and Orange Ruffy. This wine was a decent pairing. It was better with Orange Ruffy than the salmon. I wish I had saved some of the Domaine Carneros Sparkling wine to try with the fish.


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External Reviews for Quivira Sauvignon Blanc Dry Creek Valley Fig Tree

External Review
Vintage: 2008 09/27/2011

Riper than most sauvignon, this balanced wine shows the warmth of the Dry Creek Valley, well farmed. The fruit flavor is clear pear and apple, moving toward peach, while the aroma has a sharp, pine-like edge. That sharpness, along with the honeyed finish, makes it a mouthwatering match for crab.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 01/03/2012

They donrsquo;t get much drier or crispier than this. Shows savory aromas and flavors of lemongrass, gooseberry, grapefruit and gardenia, with a long, spicy finish. Ultra-clean and inviting.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 05/19/2011

Woody, piney aromas hang with the wine through hints of citrus, green pear, tart apple and hints of melon that emerge on the finish. Good intensity. Drink now.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 05/19/2011

The 2002 vintage expresses the clean, herbal and citrus character that has marked the Quivira Sauvignon Blanc over the years. The subtle French oak harmonizes with the touch of Semillon adding weight and richness without detracting from the crisp fruit. The resulting wine is bright with fruit and has a clean and lasting finish of lemon grass.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 05/19/2011

Focused, with hay, fig, vanilla and tangy lemon-lime tones that carry through the vibrant finish. Drink now through 2006.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 01/03/2012

Made white Bordeaux-style, with barrel fermentation in partially new French oak and aged sur lies, this vineyard bottling is always interesting, but the rsquo;04 is one of the best. Itrsquo;s rich and creamy, with complex flavors of Meyer lemon, ripe fig, honeydew, crushed pineapple and peppery spice. Yet for all that, itrsquo;s quite dry. Donrsquo;t overchill, or yoursquo;ll miss the nuances.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 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 nose is graceful, but that delicacy is deceiving. One sip and it’s clear this is one of those rare Sauvignon Blancs with structure. The fresh grassiness on the front end flows into bright notes of citrus, green apples and tropical fruits. A perfect wine to pair with shellfish—from a plate of briny oysters to crack crab—but the bright acidity also makes the Fig Tree a great match with a tangy chevre.

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