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Quivira Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley Anderson Ranch 2005

Winemaker's Notes:

Wine Tasting Notes This is a deeply centered and dark, elegant wine with profound aromas of black cherry preserves, cracked peppercorns and dark cocoa. The rich, concentrated flavors of blackberry and quince paste are layered with Belgian chocolate and cinnamon toast.

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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 Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley Anderson Ranch

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065223,796
2.50 5
11/17/2008

This has a sweet, brambly/herbal nose that shows its alcohol a bit too much. The heat accentuates a minty, chalky character but there are nice notes of lingonberry jam. Sweet on entry with pure raspberry fruit that is backed up with grace notes of tree bark, orange peel, and backing spices. The texture is a bit thick and slick with integrated acidity and soft, ripe tannins. Clean and brisk on the finish with a core of woodsiness and raspberry jam that leads to a final touch of spicy heat. Simple but big. 85pts


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Snooth User: Derek67
32027694
4.50 5
08/13/2009

A WOW zin that is full of dark fruit, bramble, earth and spice. Killer!


Snooth User: Jon of Sonoma
36256362
3.50 5
06/12/2008

A great zin, not overpowering but very tasty. Strongly recommend it if you are not looking for a alcohol zin. Pairs with food more like a Petit Noir.


Snooth User: chock
46421132
2.50 5
06/15/2008

Beefy, rich red


Snooth User: jjknight38
40356689
4.00 5
05/31/2008

Four glasses


External Reviews for Quivira Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley Anderson Ranch

External Review
Source: Shop Wine Direct
01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesThis is a deeply centered and dark, elegant wine with profound aromas of black cherry preserves, cracked peppercorns and dark cocoa. The rich, concentrated flavors of blackberry and quince paste are layered with Belgian chocolate and cinnamon toast.


External Review
03/05/2009

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.


External Review
07/25/2008

Quivira is a small, organic, family-run estate in the heart of Sonoma. This Dry Creek Zinfandel is produced with fruit coming from a few different vineyards throughout the Dry Creek Valley. It shows bright red raspberry fruit, with underlying layers of tobacco, cedar, and mocha.


External Review
04/09/2008

Quivira is a small, organic family run estate in the heart of Sonoma. This Dry Creek Zinfandel is produced with fruit coming from a few different vineyards throughout the Dry Creek Valley. This shows bright red raspberry fruit, with underlying layers of tobacco, cedar, and mocha.



Wine Tasting Notes This is a deeply centered and dark, elegant wine with profound aromas of black cherry preserves, cracked peppercorns and dark cocoa. The rich, concentrated flavors of blackberry and quince paste are layered with Belgian chocolate and cinnamon toast.

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