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Date Printed: 9/1/2014
Quivira Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2009
Quivira Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2009
(search item no. 113215)
Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 9/1/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2010 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The aromas center on brambly fresh blackberry and deep, dark boysenberry. There is an uncommon brightness and vibrancy to the fruit flavors here: dark-fleshed plum and blackberry expand on a plump, round mid-palate accented by just a pinch of black pepper. Full-bodied and bold, the clean, lingering finish exemplifies the quality of the vintage. Enjoyable upon release, this Zinfandel will age nicely through 2016.

Blend: 83% Zinfandel, 9% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petite Sirah, 3% Syrah, 2% Grenache

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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.