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Quivira Vineyards

Quivira Vineyards Quivira Vineyards is located in the heart of the Dry Creek Valley, a warm coastal valley, 70 miles north of San Francisco, and 20 miles upstream from the Pacific Ocean. Quivira (pronounced "Kee-Veer-Ah!") continues a tradition of wine grape growing in Dry Creek which began with the first planting of Zinfandel in the 1860's. What does the name "Quivira" mean? Quivira's vineyards span 90 acres, of which 72.5 are planted primarily with Zinfandel and Sauvignon Blanc as the primary varieties. Blending varieties grown on the estate include Grenache, Mourvèdre, Syrah, Semillon and Petite Sirah. Quivira specializes in varietal wines which excel specifically in the Dry Creek Valley - including Zinfandel and Sauvignon Blanc. Small lots of Rhone Varietals and Petite Sirah are also produced. At Quivira, we produce artisan wines in small lots, using hand-work and dedicated care. Ultimately, we believe in letting the unique characteristics of our “place” in Dry Creek Valley shine through the wines.

Directions
From San Francisco: Take Lombard Street over the Golden Gate Bridge to US-101 North. Follow US-101 North approximately 67 miles until you reach Healdsburg. Take the third Healdsburg exit: "Dry Creek." Turn left at the exit onto Dry Creek Road. Follow Dry Creek Road for about 3 miles, then turn left (at the first stop sign) onto Lambert Bridge Road (the General Store will be at the crossroads on your right). You will cross Lambert Bridge. After a little less than 1 mile, make a right onto West Dry Creek Road. Quivira is about 1/3 of a mile down the road on the right hand side.


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4900 West Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg, CA, US, 95448 Email: quivira@quivirawine.com
Phone: 800-292-8339 Web: www.quivirawine.com
Fax: 707-431-1664
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  Grenache
Grenache Noir produces grapes with darker skins, hence the name, but more importantly it seems to make a wine of greater depth and aromatic complexity. We love its pronounced strawberry and rose petal aromas, its juicy richness in the mouth, and its silky-yet-serious structure. Fully enjoyable now, it should age gracefully as well.
  Mourvèdre Rosé
Our Mourvèdre Rosé is not only pretty to look at, but also great fun to drink. The aromas show lovely strawberry jam and spice notes which lead deliciously to the delicate, yet surprisingly complex fruit flavors. Refreshingly dry, this rosé finishes clean and long, with all elements in perfect balance.
  Petite Sirah
The extremely dark color, full tannic structure and spicy, peppery character have made it a great counterpoint to the fruitier Zinfandel. Most of our “Pet” is used in this way, enhancing our Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel, but whenever we get the chance we love to showcase this varietal on its own.
  Sauvignon Blanc, Fig Tree Vineyard
Quivira’s Fig Tree Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc represents a true taste of place. Our estate vineyard, now Biodynamically® certified, is located between Quivira’s two waterways Dry Creek and Wine Creek and takes its name from a majestic old mission fig tree that stands amongst the Sauvignon Blanc vines. The soil has an extensive gravel layer, due to its proximity to the creeks, that produces a well-drained site yielding grapes with a uniquely Quivira flavor profile. A drop of sunshine in a glass, our vintage continues the Quivira tradition of added Semillon and French oak aging. Bright and vibrant, with aromas of grapefruit, melon, and citrus. The subtle lime minerality, exemplified in the cool riverbed stones along Wine Creek, adds a sparkling crispness to the abundant fruit flavors, while the Musqué clone (2%) contributes a touch of pineapple. A wonderfully complex yet totally quaffable wine.
  Steelhead Red
Steelhead Red expresses Quivira’s passion for two Dry Creek Valley traditions: blending varieties to make the finest wine possible and wise stewardship of the land. This wine honors the commitment to restore the steelhead and salmon habitat on our estate. Working with organizations like California Fish and Game and Trout Unlimited we hope that Wine Creek will once again be home to thriving populations of steelhead and coho salmon.
  Syrah, Dry Creek Valley
The wine boasts smokey, sweet cherry aromas that are supported by hints of peppercorn and vanilla. Full and generous weight, with complex cocoa, cherry and earthy flavors, this wine stays in balance from beginning to end. It will age nicely for several years, and is a great example of what Quivira Syrah has to offer.
  Syrah, Dry Creek Valley
The color is extremely dark, the aromas are wild blueberry, smoke, and allspice, while the palate delivers dense blackberry and black pepper.
  Zinfandel, Anderson Ranch
The Anderson Ranch Zinfandel displays the core of jammy blackberry fruit that we have come to associate with this vineyard. A touch more extracted and with a nice complement of toasty French oak, this vintage will develop nicely over the next several years, adding complexity to its supple structure. Let it surprise you with its affinity for grilled lamb and garlic potatoes or a hearty wild mushroom risotto.
  Zinfandel, Dieden Vineyard
Dark, full-bodied, and almost oozing with deeply textured, boysenberry Zinfandel fruit, this wine speaks volumes about the richness of the land that produced it. · Dan Berger’s Vintage Experiences (Jan. 2002) - "EXCEPTIONAL..."
  Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley
This year’s Zin shows all the characteristics that Dry Creek Valley has become known for over the last 140 years. Full, bright, raspberry and blackberry fruit shine through with supple tannins and a compliment of soft oak.
  Zinfandel, Standley Ranch
Quivira’s Standley Ranch Zinfandel is made from vines so old that no one living knows how old they are. The 2000 vintage was the first time that all the variables came together to allow us to bottle this exceptional wine as a vineyard designate. There were only four barrels, so there’s not much to go around. The wine is packed with flavor, like homemade boysenberry jam, minus the sugar, with a hint of mulling spices in the background. Great depth and structure, will age well.
  Zinfandel, Wine Creek Ranch
Our 2002 vintage has intriguing, juicy black cherry and raspberry fruit with fresh pepper and a tinge of sweet herbs. With a chocolate-like richness in the lingering, softly tannic finish, this wine will show well for the next three or four years.
  Zinfandel, Wine Creek Ranch
The 2001 Wine Creek Ranch Zinfandel is a bold but balanced example of this vineyard. Complex berry/currant fruit, with a nice compliment of oak and pepper, leads to a rich, satisfying mouth feel and finish.

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