Quivira Vineyard And Winery

Quivira Vineyard and Winery

Sonoma County Sauvignon Blanc 2020

Fruity nose. Salmon color. Dry. Strawberries and raspberries. Excellent wine for this price point. — 4 months ago

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Alder Grove Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Green zesty and fresh with peachy pinapply fruit tones. A lovely richness on the palate adds length and freshness — 4 years ago

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Dry Creek Valley Syrah 2010

Variation fr/last week's bottle , this one is v good w/leather, olive tapenade, sage, cocoa powder, blackberry, cassis @quiviravineyard #drycreekvalley #deedubcellar — 5 years ago

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Wine Creek Ranch Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Crisp, medium-bodied, with notes of citrus and stone fruit. Went well with tilapia. — 2 years ago

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Anderson Ranch Zinfandel 2017

Beautifully wound. Flavors and aromas inviting. No overt spice. Gorgeous with beef brisket. — 3 years ago

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Wine Creek Ranch Grenache Blend Rosé 2016

GSM w/ a splash of Petie Sirah — 4 years ago

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Wine Creek Ranch Grenache 2013

Powdery & velvety tannins, juicy but soft strawberry, raspberry, jolly rancher, sage, new shoe leather @quiviravineyard #grenache #deedubcellar — 5 years ago

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Alder Grove Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2017

17’ Quivira Alder Grove SB. Pale straw color(sitting in the glass all night) it’s much lighter. Medium bodied
The inviting aromas of peach, guava, orange blossom, key lime pie, followed by a palate full of juicy grapefruit & lively citrus flavors. Moderate/light acidity floats nicely on the back of the palate. Serve at cellar temperature!!! Not to cold.
Incredible value at $ 20 dollars a bottle. Cali version of a well made Bordeaux. Just love it!
— 2 years ago

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This 17 is exceptional so & so balanced. @Tom Casagrande
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@Billy L. For a daily drinker. Incredible!
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@David L -Just bought this QPR! Bottle Barn in Santa Rosa had the 2018; thx again for all the SB tips. Cheers

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Refuge Dry Creek Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2010

Wasn’t sure if it would still be good 8 years after vintage. It was really nice. Far exceeded expectations. — 4 years ago

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Torbreck Vintners

Descendant Barossa Valley Shiraz Viognier 2005

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On the nose, boysenberries, olallieberries, blueberries, blackberries, baking spices, dry powdery soils, dry stems, bramble and bright, fresh, fragrant purple florals. The palate is warm, lush, round and elegant. Tannins 65% resolved. It's still fairly big and very fresh. Palate fruits are; boysenberries, olallieberries, blueberries, blackberries, black raspberries and raspberries haunting the background. Lifting warm spices, black pepper, black licorice, vanilla, clove, nutmeg, dry crushed rocks, volcanic minerals with liqueur notes settling in at the mid point to the long finish. Dry stones, dry straw, tarry notes, violets, purple florals and palate raining acidity. The finish is long with good balance of fruit & earth. There's still nice tension, length and structure. The 05 still has another 7-10 years of good drinking ahead. As great as it was to be at the property tasting their new releases, it's a pleasure to enjoy one of their well aged wines back in the states. Photos of; the view from the new estate (love that red Barossa soil), tasting bar, Andrew Tierney, Torbreck International Sales Ambassador who hosted our visit(left) and Owner, David Powell (right). Producer history and notes...Torbreck Vintners was founded by David Powell in 1994. Before founding Torbreck, he worked for Robert O'Callaghan at Rockford Wines in the Barossa Valley. Rockford is an historic old winery and they love old historic wine relics...all you have to do is walk the property. In trying to start his own label, David lacked the funds to buy grapes outright. So, David began to share-farm a vineyard, a practice which involves working without pay until the grapes are sold, at which time the owner is paid a percentage of the market rate for his grapes and the share-farmer keeps the grapes for their own use. The share-farming principle or as we call it, sweat equity. This enabled Torbreck to obtain fruit from the very best vineyards in the Barossa Valley, while giving David Powell experience working in the vineyard and winery. In 1995 Powell crushed and fermented his grapes in a shed on his 12-hectare Marananga property; which continues to be home to the winery. The winery was named "Torbreck" after the forest in Scotland where Powell worked as a lumberjack. The first wine made under the Torbreck label was the 1995 RunRig. When it was released in 1997, Parker gave it a score of 95; which went a long way in launching Torbreck Vintners. Lisa, now Managing Editor at Robertparker.com raised that score to 98 in 2010. In late 2002, Torbreck was placed into receivership due to financial pressures on Powell from a divorce settlement. Torbreck was purchased by Australian businessman Jack Cowin for 6.5 million Australian dollars with Powell retained as winemaker and managing director. In 2008 Powell reacquired the estate in partnership with Peter Kight, the owner of Quivira Winery in Sonoma County's Dry Creek Valley in California. Torbreck produces around 70,000 cases of wine per year, depending on vintage conditions. 6.5 million Australian dollars is not a lot of money in today's environment...actually quite a deal. They had just completed their new facilities as shown in the photos two weeks prior to our visit in April. If you haven't had their wines, their lower price wines are very good at great values. Torbreck makes everything up to their high end RunRig at $300 plus a bottle with lots of quality wines in between that are really quite good and value priced vs. the rest of international market. — 5 years ago

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Takes me right back 🍷🤙🏽
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@David T thanks for this great post. Finally something I can follow without getting lost in "chateau" 100 times 😜

My next job should be as a share-farmer!
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@TheSkip Thanks! Cheers...🍷