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This shows a bit of barrel stink on the nose, adding a touch of funk to the oyster shell and red-fruited nose. With nice fruit up front supported b... Read more
Smoky, burning chaparral top notes greet the nose followed by subtle toasting Middle Eastern spice notes over red berry fruit. There’s a little p... Read more
Smells slightly autumnal at first, with earthy, leafy notes that serve as a base for growing aromas of minty herb, strawberry, cherry and some old ... Read more
Food Pairings for Quivira Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley
Editorial Reviews for Quivira Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley
This shows a bit of barrel stink on the nose, adding a touch of funk to the oyster shell and red-fruited nose. With nice fruit up front supported by light tannins, the mid-palate offers a lovely rush of raspberry followed by subtle oak notes and a nice bramble element. This is lively and fresh, with a lovely texture and fine balance. 88 points
Smoky, burning chaparral top notes greet the nose followed by subtle toasting Middle Eastern spice notes over red berry fruit. There’s a little pine-like note adding freshness on the light and zesty entry, which is followed by rich blackberry fruit that's a little tight and earthy with a nice briary edge. 89 points
Smells slightly autumnal at first, with earthy, leafy notes that serve as a base for growing aromas of minty herb, strawberry, cherry and some old wood notes. Really bright on entry, this is fresh and transparent with an earth-framed core of blackberry and black cherry fruit that shows fine tree bark and mineral accents. This turns a bit creamy going towards the back end and picks up a modestly more obvious oak impression, adding some sweetness and spice to the long, surprisingly elegant finish. Very fresh and crisp, downright refreshing, in fact. 91pts
Extremely fruity and smooth.
heavier almost meaty flavor. a little vegetal and a little acidic.
Looking for local bottle.
Great fruit notes.
Dark cherries on the nose with a hint of burnt marshmallows. Bright body that falls off quickly on the finish.
Quivira is a terroir driven house. The land is the signature of the wine and not the hand of the winemaker. They go to great lengths to plant the right varietals in the right places to reach the right maturity of sugar and acidity. The Dry Creek Valley is Mecca for Zinfandel. The Quivira vineyard established in the in the 1980s had existing Zin vines that were originally planted in the 1930s. The longevity is a testament to the suitability. The rugged character of the land comes through in the wine. Look: This wine is dark garnet at the depth and ruby red at the edges. It has the clarity of a Pinot, and none of the inkiness of some Zins. Smell: Spiced rhubarb pie, served with a side of plum and raisin compote come through in this bold, rustic and fruity nose. Taste: Quivira comes on with a rush of smoked raspberry, anise, bitter chocolate and black pepper with ample alcohol with sleek acidity. This is a good wine to warm you after a day tracking wild boar in the woods. Winemaker, Hugh Chappelle, says the ideal place to open the bottle of Quivira Zinfandel is on the back patio on a lazy weekend afternoon with family and friends. Zinfandel and grilled food are a perfect pair. Read my full review here: http://whatareyoudrinking.net/2011/12/wine-with-a-wild-side-quivira-zinfandel-dry-creek-valley/
External Reviews for Quivira Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley
High toned with spice and the dry black pepper warmth of alcohol, this is relatively austere in fruit expression for all its smoky tannin. A rustic red for sausages.
Quite tangy and bright. Spicy cherry flavors later reveal themselves, though there are hints of blackberry, cinnamon and herbs as well. The finish is moderate in length.
The 2001 Zinfandel, a blend of 88% Zinfandel, 12% Petite Sirah (13.9% alcohol), offers an attractive fig, earthy, cherry, briery nose. While not complex, it is a pleasant, satisfying, medium-bodied, spicy Zinfandel with an angular finish. Drink it over the next 2ndash;3 years.
Heady in its ripeness, tough in its youth, this is closed off behind tannins as hard as earthenware. Give it a year or two to mellow, then decant a bottle for osso buco.
Ripe and appealing in a rustic style, with a jammy edge to the red cherry, raspberry and plum flavors.
A seductive wine that features bright blueberry, cherry and plum aromas and flavors with a hint of spice and toasty oak. Great with grilled lamb.
Quivira is a small, organic, family-run estate in the heart of Sonoma in California. This Zinfandel is produced with fruit from several different vineyards throughout the Dry Creek Valley. It's a dry red wine with an abundance of red raspberry fruit with underlying layers of tobacco, cedar, and mocha.
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