Wine Creek Ranch, Dry Creek Valley
93 points, Wine Enthusiast
Quivira Vineyards’ Grenache offers juicy flavor with depth on the palate; a balance of New World flavor and Old World sensibility. Wine Creek Ranch’s warm days, cool nights, and well-draining soils provide the ideal terroir for Grenache. Our home ranch’s similarities to the Southern Rhône are many. That is why, over two decades ago, we planted our estate to Grenache clones that trace their lineage to Château Beaucastel.
The charm of our Grenache is a result of achieving optimal ripeness at lower sugars, allowing us to harvest the fruit earlier, capturing its freshness. Partial whole-cluster fermentation, a classic Pinot Noir winemaking technique, is utilized to balance tannins and add high-toned red fruit. Mimicking winemaking in the Southern Rhône, Grenache’s prized strawberry aromatics are preserved in the traditional 600 and 900 gallon French oak Foudres.
Admire the beautiful violet-tinged garnet color. Aromas of freshly crushed strawberries truly leap from the glass. The round palate entry leads to bright red fruit flavors accented by subtle Mediterranean herbs...think thyme, oregano, and marjoram. Superbly balanced acid---a Quivira hallmark---adds a refreshing quality to the finish.
Made with Organically Grown Grapes
Composition: 100% Grenache
Alc. 14.8 % | pH 3.54 | TA 0.59