Quivira Dry Creek Cuvee 1995

Red Blends from Sonoma County, California

Item No. 7390
  • red wine
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1997
  • WS88
  • WE85

Winemaker's Notes

Quivira's Dry Creek Cuvée is a contemporary blend with historic roots in Dry Creek Valley's oldest vineyards. The estate grown wine is similar in style to the Grenache-based Rhône wines of southern France. Four varieties, individually fermented in small lots, are purposefully combined to create a harmonious wine with immediate appeal. The 1997 Dry Creek Cuvée is a classic composition of 50% Grenache, 21% Syrah, 18% Mourvédre & and 11% Zinfandel. The 1997 Dry Creek Cuvée features perfectly ripe fruit from a richly flavored vintage. Lively cranberry/strawberry and black cherry fruit meld with French oak spice in a silky, voluptuous and boisterous mouthful. The wine has soft texture with well integrated tannins. "The Grenache gives the Cuvée a zesty, berry foundation, complemented by the other Rhône varietals and spicy French oak," comments Winemaker Grady Wann. "The 1997 Dry Creek Cuvée presents exceptional flavors and depth, characteristics of this vintage in Dry Creek Valley."

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Learn About Quivira

Quivira is the name of a legendary kingdom, believed to have prospered centuries ago in the land now known as Sonoma County. Founded in 1981 by Henry and Holly Wendt and built in 1987, Quivira's winery has a present capacity of 20,000 cases. The property is 90 acres wide, 72.5 of which are planted with wine grapes. The vineyards reach from the western banks of Dry Creek up onto the adjacent hillsides. Quivira's family-owned vineyard and winery are home to a team of spirited people who add a dash innovation and artistry to Dry Creek Valley's long tradition of winegrowing and winemaking.

Learn About Sonoma County

Twice as large as Napa in size, Sonoma County only makes about a half the amount of wine as her northeasterly neighbor. But Sonoma, with her size, is able to vouch for more diversity within her borders, including sub-AVAs that are climatically varied. The atmosphere of Sonoma is decidedly laid back and down home country style. But in wines, they are keeping up with the...

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Other Red Red wines are certainly not limited to Cabernet and Pinot Noir - or even Nebbiolo and Grenache. There are a multitude of grape varieties throughout the world, however, in a Darwinian sense, survival of the fittest only brings us wines made from grapes that can adapt to changing climates and winemaking techniques. Notable Facts Our other red wines primarily consists of...

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