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2008 Quivira Zinfandel "Dry Creek Valley"

Quivira 2008 Dry Creek Zinfandel

Winery: Quivira

Vintage: 2008

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Dry Creek Valley"

Wine Category: Zinfandel

Grape blend: 95% Zinfandel & 5% Syrah

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Dry Creek Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $20

Cases produced: 4,200

KWG Score: 88 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (88)

Review date: April 1, 2011

Wine Review: This ruby colored Zinfandel opens with a mild black raspberry and mild oak bouquet with a hint of black pepper. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, and a very juicy fruit bomb. The flavor profile is an extracted black raspberry and plum blend with hints of oak and red currant. The finish is rather dry and its dusty tannins outlast its lingering fruit. This Zin would pair well with slow cooked ribs smothered with Sweet Baby Ray's barbecue sauce. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: With a classic Dry Creek profile, this vintage gave great depth, with deep, dark red and black fruit flavors. Cherry, raspberry and blackberry join classic plum on a nice, plump mid-palate. A little edgy right now, a firm acidity tames the tension. The fruit mingles with richer spice tones as the wine almost struts to a clean, lingering finish with impressive finesse. Enjoyable now, this wine will really start to open up in 12 to 18 months. Hold another 3-5 years (through 2015) to see where a little age takes our star. A truly fantastic food partner, this wine is the soul mate of just about anything off the grill.

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