Quivira Fig Tree Sauvignon Blanc 2009

Sauvignon Blanc from Sonoma County, California

$19.99
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Item No. 112548
  • white wine
  • WE88
Alcohol By Volume: 14.1%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1997
  • WE88
  • WS86

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.

Critical Acclaim

"Nicely brisk and clean in acidity, this racy wine whisks through and cleanses the palate. Along the way, it leaves bright flavors of lemons, limes, grapefruits, orange blossom and honeysuckle, with a slightly tart touch of gooseberry. A very nice, unoaked wine."
88 Points

Learn About Quivira

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.

Learn About Sonoma County

Twice as large as Napa in size, Sonoma County only makes about a half the amount of wine as her northeasterly neighbor. But Sonoma, with her size, is able to vouch for more diversity within her borders, including sub-AVAs that are climatically varied. The atmosphere of Sonoma is decidedly laid back and down home country style. But in wines, they are keeping up with the...

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Learn About Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc (so-veen-YAWN blahnk) One of the most distinctive grapes, Sauvignon Blanc is a highly aromatic variety that does well in both the old and new world. From the Loire Valley of France to Marlborough in New Zealand, Sauvignon Blanc has found many regions that bring out its unique and delicious flavors. Notable Facts Sauvignon Blanc's home...

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