Nose has yellow apple slice, lychee slice, washed lime, dry chalk and orange blossom.
Palate has warmed sweet green apple, lime peel, lime slice, crisp salinity, steely notes with medium level acidity. A short but fun finish, a solid wine for enjoyment; Purity of the appellation.
I am in agreement with some professional critics, the vintage of this Village wine appears a little softer than other years. This will be an earlier drinker, but would be rewarded with a brief hold of 1-2 years, 2022-23. ~$20 — 2 days ago
Bone dry with 12% ABV and searing acidity. Frigging delicious and buoyant but capable of scrubbing a layer of two of enamel from your teeth. I love these expressions of Amador county and lament my allocation numbers... but worth double the price. Cheers Tegan and team— you’re killin’ it! — 9 days ago
Nose has white flowers, sliced Bosc pear, sliced lychee, apricot skin, dry mason sand, banana peel and moist oak barrel (no char).
Palate has pear pureé, lemon zest, under-ripe pineapple, limestone water, minor oak influence with a medium finish, medium acidity.
More complexity than the Village, this Lieu-Dit bottle has more weight and structure. Suggest holding 2-4Y; 2023-25. ~$23 — 2 days ago
First time trying a sparkling chenin, and this producer obviously makes this a safe place to start.
Golden in the glass. Appears to be slightly oxidized. Aromatically, this is apples and pears all day. Reminds me of spiced apple cider from the holidays. Ripe golden delicious apples mixed with cinnamon and holiday spices alongside those Harry & David pears you get in gift baskets. Undoubtedly chenin Blanc on the palate with sharp bubbles, and a mineral driven backbone...slate and limestone. As it warms, it gains a slightly waxy trait to it and drinks like a straight up non-sparkling chenin. Unique. Paired perfectly with sushi. — 12 days ago
Tasted double-blind. The 2018 Quivira “Fig Tree Vineyard” Sauvignon Blanc is a beautiful follow-up to the growing legacy of world class Sauvignon Blancs being made year after year by this under-the-radar, biodynamic producer in Dry Creek. On the nose, this is striking with generous character. Lemon basil, lemon grass, oregano, grape fruit, goat cheese and gym sock on the nose. On the palate, this is a delicious and highly energetic wine with laser focused citrus fruits and minerals. High acid provides and long and satisfying finish. I guess this wine sees a kiss of new oak but the use is deftly judicious. An absolute stunner. Since 2017, Quivira’s single designate Sauvignon Blancs have been among the best in California under $50. — 14 days ago
Very good value well-made Sancerre. Tons of wet chalky minerality on the nose. Lots of Sancerre (and especially Pouilly Fume) have varying levels of herbal verging into cat pee herbiness, but this has none. It’s got a bit of crisp fruit but this is really all about the stones. Crisp, round-textured, and stony in the mouth. Very nice. — 4 days ago