Quivira Flight Zinfandel 2009
|Region||California, Sonoma County, Dry Creek Valley|
(94% zinfandel and 6% viognier): Opaque ruby. Sexy, expressive aromas of dark berry preserves, violet and white pepper, with a hint of licorice in the background. Juicy and energetic on the palate, offering bright black raspberry and cherry flavors and a silky, seamless texture. Closes on a bright note, with very good focus and lingering florality.
A distinctive blend, offering floral raspberry and spicy vanilla aromas that lead to vibrant, juicy huckleberry and creamy hazelnut flavors, with a long, lingering finish. Zinfandel and Viognier. Drink now through 2016. 250 cases made.
The 6% of Viognier may be why this Zinfandel has such a zippy streak of acidity. Whatever the reason, there's a brightness that cuts through the cherry and raspberry fruit, almost like it contains a squirt of lemon and lime soda. Drink now.