Grape(s): Sauvignon Blanc
Localization: Sonoma County, California, USA
Tasting Notes: The wine is day bright, pale yellow in color with a significant green tinge. The nose is stuffed with Asian Pear, Grapefruit, Granny Smith Apple and fresh cut grass. Additional mineral notes of river rock with white flower that speaks of hibiscus. In the mouth comes brilliant acidity which hold up the flavors we find on the nose with the addition of orange flower water and very ripe fig on the persistent finish.
Notes: The wine's mineral freshness comes from the alluvial, rocky soils that have been scoured over millennia. Once harvested and sorted, 50% of the grapes are fermented in neutral French oak and acacia barrels, with the remaining 50% seeing stainless steel. The wine is then aged for seven months in lightly toasted French oak and acacia barrels, of which less than 10% are new.
The Domain: Family owned since its founding in 1981, proprietors Pete and Terri Kight were drawn to the estate's natural beauty and unspoiled rural character. With 63 acres of vines planted at Wine Creek Ranch, and another 26 at two sites close by, today Quivira Vineyards is a leading producer of Zinfandel, Sauvignon Blanc and Rhône varieties, with a reputation for intentional winegrowing and a thoughtful commitment to organic farming.
Quivira’s environmental stewardship has been all-encompassing. Beginning in 1998, we partnered with conservation agencies in restoring Wine Creek and Dry Creek for their native Steelhead and Coho populations. We keep beehives to promote pollination of our garden’s genetically diverse produce varieties and raise animals to provide fertilization material. It is our philosophy that the vines are only as healthy as the entire ranch therefore we farm holistically and sustainably, and further our commitment with each vintage.