2009 Fig Tree Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc, $18 – This easy to drink white wine was a great start to our wine tasting at Quivira. It’s fermented only in steel and has its lovely clean, citrus gives way to an easy finish.
2008 Dry Creek Zinfandel, $20 - Made with grapes drawn from several different Dry Creek Valley vineyards. We really wanted to like this wine. We’re huge Zinfandel fans, and Dry Creek Valley produces some really excellent wines, but this just wasn’t one of them for us. It’s much lighter than we were hoping for from a Zinfandel, without all the fruit we were looking for. The finish has quite a bite to it too – too much pepper for our taste.
2008 Wine Creek Ranch Grenache, $26– Dry Creek Valley is an area famous for its Zinfandel; so it was a refreshing change to sample this unusual red wine varietal. It was nice and light with just a touch of pepper and a clean finish.
2008 Wine Creek Ranch Mourvedre, $32 – Another unusual varietal to find in Dry Creek Valley. With it’s blackberry and hint of spice this was our favorite of all the wine we tasted at Quivira.
2007 Hommage a Ampuis Syrah – We really enjoyed this big, bold Syrah which is fermented on Viognier skins. More complex than many Syrahs, it was a great way to toast our wine tasting at Quivira!