Quivira Sauvignon Blanc Dry Creek Valley Fig Tree 2011
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.
Editorial Reviews for Quivira Sauvignon Blanc Dry Creek Valley Fig Tree
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
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.
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.
Refreshing and light with a distinct grapefruit taste throughout. Tend to be finicky about whites, but I like this one!
Fruity nose, like a breakfast cereal almost. Long sweet finish.
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/
Three and a half glasses
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.
External Reviews for Quivira Sauvignon Blanc Dry Creek Valley Fig Tree
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.
Focused, with hay, fig, vanilla and tangy lemon-lime tones that carry through the vibrant finish. Drink now through 2006.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Food Pairings for Quivira Sauvignon Blanc Dry Creek Valley Fig Tree
Dietary Information: Organic
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