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Date Printed: 7/30/2014
Quivira Dry Creek Cuvee 1995
Quivira Dry Creek Cuvee 1995
(search item no. 7390)

PRICE ON 7/30/2014: $14.49

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
1997 Wine Enthusiast rating: 85 points

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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About Quivira Vineyards:

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.