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Date Printed: 7/24/2014
Quivira Fig Tree Sauvignon Blanc 2011
Quivira Fig Tree Sauvignon Blanc 2011
(search item no. 117848)
Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 7/24/2014: $21.99

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

Winemaker's Notes:

The nose is graceful, but that delicacy is deceiving. One sip and it's clear this is one of those rare Sauvignon Blancs with structure. The fresh grassiness on the front end flows into bright notes of citrus, green apples and tropical fruits.

A perfect wine to pair with shellfish - from a plate of briny oysters to crack crab - but the bright acidity also makes the Fig Tree a great match with a tangy chevre.

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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.