Quivira Dry Creek Sauvignon Blanc 2011

Sauvignon Blanc from Sonoma County, California

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Item No. 122941
  • ST88
Style: Fruity & Smooth

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

As the inaugural vintage of this wine, the 2011 vintage offers lovely, lifted tropical aromas of pineapple, guava and passion fruit, accented by classic Dry Creek citrus tones of lime and orange. A pleasing fresh herbal/grassy character is subtly layered into the background and carries over onto the palate and into in the finish. The mouthfeel and texture are elegant and bright with a juicy, refreshing balance that come from lower alcohols and a deft touch of retained "spritz" from the fermentation.

Enjoy as an aperitif, or pair with all manner of light, fresh seafood or, of course, anything that features goat cheese. Enjoy!

Critical Acclaim

"Light yellow. Pungent aromas of grapefruit, pear skin and succulent herbs, with a floral overtone. Juicy, focused and light on its feet, offering tangy citrus fruit flavors and showing good clarity. Dry and refreshingly bitter on the finish, which shows a slightly tart edge and good length."
88 Points

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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Learn About Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc (so-veen-YAWN blahnk) One of the most distinctive grapes, Sauvignon Blanc is a highly aromatic variety that does well in both the old and new world. From the Loire Valley of France to Marlborough in New Zealand, Sauvignon Blanc has found many regions that bring out its unique and delicious flavors. Notable Facts Sauvignon Blanc's home...

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