Quivira Vineyards Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley (2016)

Article number: 210000001916
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Aromas of mulberry, blackberry, and mocha entrance you from the start. A solid mouthfeel, the fruit reaffirms itself with blackberry, boysenberry, and raspberry preserves. Spicy notes of clove, dried sage, black pepper, and fennel appear along with Black Forest cake and that "vin sauvage" we prize. Ten months of barrel aging in a mix of French, American, and Hungarian oak barrels add to the velvety finish of fine tannins.

Made with organically-grown grapes

Technical Notes

  • APPELLATION: Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County
  • VINEYARDS: 86% Wine Creek Ranch, 14% small growers, organically-farmed
  • COMPOSITION: 77% Zinfandel, 15% Petite Sirah, 3% Syrah, 2% Barbera, 1% Mourvèdre, 1% Malbec, 1% Montepulciano

Tasting Notes

92 Wine Spectator
Zesty, yet with a sense of refinement, this textbook Dry Creek style offers vibrant raspberry, dried sage and cracked pepper flavors that sprint toward fine tannins. Drink now through 2025.

91 Jeb Dunnuck
The 2016 Zinfandel Dry Creek checks in as a blend of 85% Zinfandel, 14% Petite Sirah, and 1% Barbera aged 9-10 months in 15% new oak. It has a deep purple color as well as notable purity in its brb, crushed violets, blood orange, and cedary aromas and flavors. Incredibly elegant, seamless, and polished on the palate, it's not a blockbuster but shines for its balance and purity. Drink it over the coming 2-5 years.

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