|Article number:||Quivira Dry Creek Valley Sauvignon Blanc 17|
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In the 16th to 18th centuries, the area we know as Sonoma County appeared on European maps as a mythical kingdom called "Quivira", whose streets were said to be paved with gold. The legend faded but the treasure endures: today, the region's "gold" is the acres of grapevines that thrive here. Named in honor of the mythical realm, this small, family-owned winery comprises four distinct vineyards in the Dry Creek appellation and produces 100 percent estate-bottled zinfandel, sauvignon blanc and several Rhône varietals. Owners Pete and Terri Kight believe a holistic, sustainable approach to farming leads to the most vibrant, flavorful fruit, and so Quivira has been a Demeter certified biodynamic and organic estate since 2005. Its facilities are further enhanced by a solar-powered winery and a restored salmon and trout-spawning creek. In crafting Quivira wines, techniques such as native yeast fermentation, large oak foudres, basket press and barrel-to-barrel racking are employed. At Fig Tree Vineyard, the alluvial, rocky soils of the streambeds contribute a beautiful mineral freshness to the wines, made from both traditional sauvignon blanc as well as the rare Musqué clone (known for adding complexity and aromatic lift). That aromatic intensity is a hallmark of this vintage, bursting with succulent floral notes on the nose that yield to green grass, tropical fruits (melon, guava, passion fruit, and pineapple), and racy acidity on the palate. Additional layers of crushed herbs, lemongrass, and ginger contribute a surprising depth and complexity, finishing round and smooth thanks to the blend of tank and neutral barrel aged lots. Certified biodynamic.