Quivira Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley Anderson Ranch 2003

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Nestled in the rolling hills alongside Lytton Springs Road is a special vineyard belonging to Ray and Nadine Anderson. They used to grow kiwis on it, but now lease it to Quivria under a long-term contract. We planted it to Dry Creek Valley heritage clone Zinfandel, and we continue to farm it as well. Tony's crew treats the vines with their usual tender loving care, and yields are kept quite low, resulting in a wine of astonishing depth and richness from such young vines. Very dark, full bodied, and packed with jammy blackberry fruit, a touch of toasty oak, and with a smooth, supple character despite its weight, this is one classic Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel.

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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

Member Reviews for Quivira Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley Anderson Ranch

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Snooth User: skrex
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4.50 5
12/15/2010

Love this wine, it's nice and bold. I had a tour of the winery and they showed my wife and I a full tour.


Snooth User: joshua
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5.00 5
10/05/2007

Five glasses



Nestled in the rolling hills alongside Lytton Springs Road is a special vineyard belonging to Ray and Nadine Anderson. They used to grow kiwis on it, but now lease it to Quivria under a long-term contract. We planted it to Dry Creek Valley heritage clone Zinfandel, and we continue to farm it as well. Tony's crew treats the vines with their usual tender loving care, and yields are kept quite low, resulting in a wine of astonishing depth and richness from such young vines. Very dark, full bodied, and packed with jammy blackberry fruit, a touch of toasty oak, and with a smooth, supple character despite its weight, this is one classic Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel.

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