Quivira Sauvignon Blanc 2009

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.

Quivira Fig Leaf


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

About RJ

Ray Johnson is the Executive Director of the Wine Business Institute at Sonoma State University. He writes about food and wine, his travels and the business of wine. He makes his home in Sonoma County, California.
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2 Responses to Quivira Sauvignon Blanc 2009

  1. Dave says:

    Killer wine Ray. I was at Quivira two weeks ago and had two other great wines. Their new Syrah named Hommage a Ampuis which is co-fermented with viognier skins like a Cote Rotie sans juice in the viognier. The second and my favorite wine ever made by Quivira is their new SB which see 60% new acacia oak. It is like the Fig Tree with a more complexity without sacrificing the integrity of the wine. Btw glad to have you at SSU Ray you were a great instructor at the JC and I know SSU will benefit from your expertise.

  2. Ray says:

    Thanks Dave. I appreciate the kind words. Best, Ray

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