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Date Printed: 7/24/2014
Quivira Fig Tree Sauvignon Blanc 2010
Quivira Fig Tree Sauvignon Blanc 2010
(search item no. 114647)
International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
PRICE ON 7/24/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 90 points
2011 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
1997 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 86 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The nose of this vintage is strikingly similar to the wines of the Loire, with a notable, yet mild, grassiness reminiscent of "fresh hay." A small percentage of the Musque clone adds lifted floral notes with subtle citrus and tropical fruit tones. On the palate, dried fig and a lovely lemon zest quality emerge, and the assertive acidity is nicely balanced by a textured mid-palate.

The bracing acidity of this wine makes it a good match for slightly richer foods.

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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.