Original
18 Ratings
Quivira Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc Dry Creek Valley
$14.99 USD
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Wine Details

Style

Red

Wine Description

(2014 Vintage) Winemaker Hugh Chappelle ascribes to the practice that harvesting grapes at various stages of ripeness affords the winemaker a more diverse palette to employ for crafting a wine. In 2014, there was a bounty to work with as harvest stretched over three weeks. The picks of the two clones, Musqué and Clone 1, began before dawn each day. Depending on the fruit, a mix of both whole cluster and destemmed fruit was used. Fermentations occurred between 59 and 64 degrees with about 70% of the new wine spending time in stainless and the remainder barrel fermented in a mix of neutral French oak and acacia wood. The acacia added a touch of spice to the wine while aging on the lees for four months imparted texture to this complex Sauvignon Blanc.