Quivira Wine Creek Ranch Grenache 2009
|Region||California, Sonoma County, Dry Creek Valley|
This Grenache serves up a complex but undeniably "pretty" nose of dried strawberry spiked with fresh raspberry and pie cherry. Typical overtones of mild black pepper and roasted meat jus join in for added depth and complexity. Savory spice notes continue into the palate, where the ripe, even maturity of the 2009 vintage fruit is especially evident. With silky smooth tannins and beautifully integrated acid, the palate is at once light on its feet yet shows obvious structure and density, creating a wonderful sensation in the mouth. The savory/spice quality of this wine makes it stand up to richer foods, while its texture and elegance make it a good partner for lightly spicy ethnic cuisine or traditional southern French classics. We expect this wine to drink wonderfully upon release but also reward careful cellaring over the next 2-3 years, through 2013-2014.
Sleek, crisp and vibrant, with strawberry blossom and spice aromas and crisp, layered flavors of watermelon, mineral and vanilla. Drink now. 448 cases made.