Quivira, Zinfandel 2015, Katz Vineyard, Dry Creek Valley, California
Tasting Note: A pleasing, Dry Creek zinfandel with a complex bouquet and mix of red-and-black fruit.
Deep-intensity purple-to-ruby in color this wine has an aromatic nose of raisin, black plum, red cherry, blackberry, kirsch, apricot preserves and clove baking spice.
On the palate the dry, medium-plus-bodied wine delivers fruit flavors suggested on the nose with medium-plus flavor intensity, medium acidity and ripe, medium-plus tannin.
The wine is smooth in texture with a tart-red fruit infused, medium-plus finish.
There is mid-palate complexity that pairs well with the bouquet that is infused with curious hints of apricot.
Bottle Note: The Quivira Collection is our opportunity to share with you the truly artisanal work of our winegrowing team. Handcrafted only in very small quantities, these are the wines we savor during our most special occasions. Pete and Terri. Vineyard: Katz Vineyard. Appellation: Dry Creek Valley. Planted: 1900. Clone: Unknown zinfandel based field blend planting, most likely also including petite sirah, Alicante Bouschet & carignan. Notes: Planted in 1900, this 2-acre vineyard yields only slightly more than one ton to the acre. Proprietors: Pete & Terri Kight. Bottled On: 4-24-17.
Tasting Date: December 30, 2017
This wine was submitted for review.