Quivira, Dry Creek Valley, Fig Tree Vineyard, Sauvignon Blanc 2009 This is a vivacious Sauvignon, a lively expression of citrus, crisp and refreshing. The vineyard takes its name from the 130-year old Mission fig tree on the property, near the confluence of Dry Creek and Wine Creek.
I’ve long been a fan of this wine. The style is consistently refreshing, without being austere. We sampled the latest vintage recently while attending a Slow Food dinner hosted by the team at Quivira. It was a magical evening supporting the preservation of American Heritage Turkeys and the local 4-H children who raise them in Sonoma County.
The grapes behind this wine were grown biodynamically. Fermentation was in stainless and the wine aged for 6 months on the lees. Proprietors Pete & Terri Kight. Winemaker for this vintage was Steven Canter. Estate grown, produced and bottled in Healdsburg 14.1% purchased at the winery where it is available for $18.00 Quivira