This store requires javascript to be enabled for some features to work correctly.

Sale
Sale
RED WINE

Quivira Vineyards Anderson Ranch Vineyard Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma, California 2018

USA
  • $52.00
Shipping calculated at checkout.
ZINFANDEL
PLUSH & BOLD
ORGANIC FARMING
CRITIC SCORE 90+

Quivira Vineyards Anderson Ranch Vineyard Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma, California 2018

From the very beginning, Quivira has been committed to maintaining the integrity of the estate to make farming a long-term proposition. Quivira was among the first vineyards to become certified biodynamic in the United States, earning the certification in 2005. Since 1998, Quivira has been actively engaged in restoring Wine Creek, the Coho salmon and Steelhead trout spawning stream that winds through the center of the estate. The iconic 140-year-old Fig Tree, has been preserved as a landmark.

  • Winemaker: Hugh Chappelle
  • Varieties: Zinfandel
  • Farming:  Certified Organic with Biodynamic practices
  • Terroir: Rocky alluvial soil on a high bench separating Dry Creek Valley from Alexander Valley. Located on Lytton Springs Road amongst the most revered Zinfandel in Dry Creek Valley
  • Vinification/Aging: Hand-harvested (going over vineyards five times to pick clusters of optimal ripeness), utilizing open-top fermenters, cool soaking, punching down by hand daily, and basket pressing to fully express the terroir. Aging through malolactic is in smaller 59-70 gallon barrels then moving to 500L puncheons and French oak foudres for optimum retention of freshness and delicate aromatics.
  • Aging: 5 months total; first 8 months in French oak barrels (20% new), remaining 7 months in 500L French oak foudres
  • Scores: 91 Points, Wine Spectator. A zesty and well-built red, with lively black cherry, mint and smoked pepper flavors that finish with appealingly briary tannins. Drink now through 2027. 406 cases made.  - May, 2021, Tim Fish