Quivira Vineyards Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2018


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Alcohol: 14.5%

Grape(s): Zinfandel

Localization: Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA

Tasting Notes Aromas of mulberry, blackberry, and mocha entrance you from the start. With a solid mouthfeel, the fruit reaffirms itself with blackberry, boysenberry, and raspberry preserves. Spicy notes of clove, dried sage, black pepper, and fennel appear along with Black Forest cake and that "vin sauvage" we prize. Ten months of barrel aging in a mix of French, American, and Hungarian oak barrels adds to the fine tannins' velvety finish.

Food pairing: Remarkably humble and uncommonly layered, this Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel is a delicious complement to roasted sweet potatoes with fresh rosemary and sage sprinkled on top, beef stew (crock pot cooking at its finest!), hearty grain salad with hazelnuts and dried cherries, or a selection of cheeses including blue, feta, or stilton.

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. Our philosophy is that the vines are only as healthy as the entire ranch therefore, we farm holistically and sustainably and further our commitment with each vintage.