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Date Printed: 12/27/2014
Quivira Fig Tree Sauvignon Blanc 2009
Quivira Fig Tree Sauvignon Blanc 2009
(search item no. 112548)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 12/27/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 90 points
2011 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
2010 Wine & Spirits rating: 88 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points
1997 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 86 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Our Fig Tree Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc seems to have settled into its identity over the last several vintages. The short crop level this year gave us very concentrated flavors leaning more to the fig and melon side of the spectrum as opposed to the lemon and grass side. The mineral notes that distinguish this bottling are nicely framed in the background but with a bit more fatness to support it. While it is a joy to drink on its own as a warm summer day draws to a close, it will truly shine with herbed chicken, dishes with a simple cream sauce or pretty much any creature from the sea.
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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.