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Date Printed: 12/20/2014
Quivira Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2011
Quivira Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2011
(search item no. 124247)
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Tasting Panel rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 12/20/2014: $18.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The rich hue of Quivira's Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel leaves the impression that this is going to be a big powerful Zin, but you quickly discover the wine is well-behaved. A brambly, berry-driven Zinfandel that delivers not only classic Dry Creek flavors of raspberries, but also wonderful boysenberry and plum notes accented by a good dose of baking spices and just a touch of oak.

While it would work well with just about any grilled meat, it has a particular affinity for barbecue.

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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.