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2007 Quivira Zinfandel "Wine Creek Ranch"

Quivira 2007 Wine Creek Ranch Zinfandel

Winery: Quivira

Vintage: 2007

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Wine Creek Ranch"

Wine Category: Zinfandel

Grape blend: 92% Zinfandel & 8% Petite Sirah

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Dry Creek Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $34

Cases produced: 375

KWG Score: 91.2 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: March 16, 2010

Wine Review: This dark ruby color Zin from Quivira was one of the hits of our recent big blind tasting. It finished in third place. It opens with a fragrant and attractive black cherry and vanilla oak bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, and savory. The flavor profile is a plum and black raspberry with a hint of oak and chocolate. The finish is quite dusty and it is very lengthy. The panel would pair this gem with fig spread and blue cheese on a sliced baguette. Enjoy - KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: The elegant 2007 vintage gave us Zinfandels that have the briary-spicy fruit that Dry Creek is known for, but with a natural balance that seems to defy gravity. A little splash of Petite Sirah adds some base notes along with eighteen months in barrel. While this medium-full bodied wine shows quite well now, the next four to six years will bring only greater refinement. Pork ribs with a South Carolina-style mustard sauce or duck breast with a tart plum sauce would be fantastic matches for this svelte beauty. — Steven Canter, Winemaker

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