2015 Dry Creek Zinfandel
Dry Creek Valley
91 points, Wine Enthusiast
90 points, Wine Advocate
With cool mornings and intensely warm afternoons with an abundance of sunshine, Dry Creek Valley is ideally suited to growing world-class Zinfandel. Quivira's terroir, farmed continuously for 35 years, combines spiciness and bright, red fruit in the unique signature of Dry Creek Valley.
Continued drought in 2015 exacerbated dwindling crop yields; tiny Zinfandel berries, a hallmark of this vintage, created a wine of exceptional concentration and depth. Co-fermentation with small percentages of Petite Sirah, a signature winemaking practice, yields a Zinfandel at its most rich and complex.
The alluring, rich color implies intensity and concentration. Primary fruit aromas include ripe raspberry and blackberry, dark cherry, and plum. On the palate, a full range of fresh red and dark fruit, with just a small jammy concentration, fans out into a rich and round mouthfeel with balanced, refreshing acidity. Savory notes of graphite, chocolate and vanilla add layers of flavor to the fruit, finished by an accent of classic Dry Creek Valley baking spice.