90 Points, Wine Spectator. "Bold raspberry and toasty spice aromas combines with lively, jammy flavors of black cherry, smoky anise and dried sage. Drink now through 2027. 5,904 cases made." –TF
From the winery: "This signature offering is unmistakably Zinfandel yet displays a vibrancy and finesse that is a hallmark of Quivira’s intentional winegrowing. The combination of spice and bright, red fruit in Zinfandel is unique Dry Creek’s terroir. The smaller berries of the 2013 harvest yielded a wine of impressive color, density and concentration. Quivira’s classic Claretstyle has stayed true since the winery’s inception 35 years ago".
"Dark, yet fresh, brambly fruit dominate the nose with upfront notes of blackberry, raspberry, plum and dark cherry. Forward berry-driven fruit is accented by classic Dry Creek Valley baking spice and more subtle dried fruit notes. Palate and texture are rich and full with a dense, flavorful mid-palate. Flavors linger pleasantly in a long, persistent finish. From vegetarian to grilled meats, from classic Mediterranean to spicy ethnic, this wine will surely surprise those who have Zinfandel pigeonholed with only certain kinds of foods".
94% Zinfandel, 5% Petite Sirah, 1% Carignan
Alc. by Vol. 14.5%
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