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Quivira Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley Wine Creek Ranch 2007

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wine Creek, the namesake of our property, neatly divides the ranch as it flows towards its emptying into Dry Creek and has been the focus of a decade-long restoration project. This work has successfully led to the return of native Steelhead trout to spawn after many years of absence and is but one example of Quivira’s commitment to responsible land stewardship. The elegant 2007 vintage gave us Zinfandels that have the briary-spicy fruit that Dry Creek is known for, but with a natural balance that seems to defy gravity. A little splash of Petite Sirah adds some base notes along with eighteen months in barrel. While this medium-full bodied wine shows quite well now, the next four to six years will bring only greater refinement.

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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 Wine Creek Ranch

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Snooth User: Chris Carpita
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4.00 5
07/12/2010

Cinnamon, apple, and wood on the nose, pinching tart acidic body, nice rounded finish.


Snooth User: solomania9
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4.00 5
07/12/2010

Huge nose of tight bright berries. Bright and spicy, lean and acidic. Complex and amazing.


Snooth User: Philip James
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4.00 5
07/12/2010

Thick, rich nose of blackberry and blueberries - this is a powerful zin. In the mouth, the highly concentrated fruit continues with blueberries dominating. Offset with a dense treacly, sweet richness that moves into chocolate on the finish. Very nice.


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
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4.50 5
09/19/2010

Briary fruit with hints of florals like lavender and violet. Nice spice. Great mouthfeel. Bright red fruit, but not overly jammy. Pretty, floral tinged fruit. - Tasted at Schreiner's Winers zin tasting 9/18/10


Snooth User: Carly Wray
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4.00 5
07/12/2010

I love this. Cinnamon, wet earth, dark chocolate. Beautifully balanced.


Snooth User: nvansicklen
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3.50 5
07/12/2010

Chocolate and mocha flavors, light spice and a hint of minerals, light tannins. Overall, a smooth zin!!!


Snooth User: pepp168
581527194
4.00 5
11/09/2010

Lots of berries (the missus drew out some blueberry notes- she has a keener palate than I), tobacco, ripe tannin and a smooth dry finish. There's enough acidity present that it would do well against the fattiness of an awesome ribeye steak.


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External Reviews for Quivira Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley Wine Creek Ranch

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Zesty aromas of huckleberry and licorice lead to concentrated and complex flavors of blackberry, cracked pepper and roasted sage, with a long, appealingly rustic finish. Drink now through 2014.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Dry and full-bodied, with robust flavors of wild red, blue and black berries, currants, cola, dark chocolate and oodles of peppery spices. Feels brisk and tannic in the mouth, with a balanced, classy finish. A beautiful Dry Creek Zin for drinking now.


External Review
03/12/2010

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
11/23/2010

A Zinfandel wine from California in USA. 2007 Quivira Vineyards Zinfandel Old Vine Zinfandel 750ml



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wine Creek, the namesake of our property, neatly divides the ranch as it flows towards its emptying into Dry Creek and has been the focus of a decade-long restoration project. This work has successfully led to the return of native Steelhead trout to spawn after many years of absence and is but one example of Quivira’s commitment to responsible land stewardship. The elegant 2007 vintage gave us Zinfandels that have the briary-spicy fruit that Dry Creek is known for, but with a natural balance that seems to defy gravity. A little splash of Petite Sirah adds some base notes along with eighteen months in barrel. While this medium-full bodied wine shows quite well now, the next four to six years will bring only greater refinement.

Dietary Information: Organic

375 cases produced.


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