The 2019 Dry Creek Valley Sauvignon Blanc is just what we want, and so rarely find in domestic Sauvignon Blanc these days: super-fresh tasting, with vibrant citrus and tropical fruit that leap from the glass, nicely accented by complex, mixed herbal notes and a subtle gunflint minerality. Crisp, juicy acidity is offset by a layered texture from a thoughtful mix of stainless steel and neutral wood (French oak and acacia) barrels used for both fermentation and aging.
There is something about the Quivira estate that just makes killer Sauvignon Blancs! Personally, Sauvignon Blanc is one of my favorite wine grapes. No matter the region, I have found that wines made from this variety are wonderfully light and refreshing with great acidity, When made well, they just make you want more and more. This wine is no exception.
Quivira Vineyards was founded in 1981 and was purchased by the current owners, Pete & Terri Knight in 2006. The estate includes a lush organically-farmed garden designed to educate and promote biodiversity. They frequently partner with restaurants and host farm-to-table dinners that feature fresh produce and products and wine, all from the estate. They also focus on self-sustainability by utilizing solar panels and compost pile and creating a new system of water conservation. Instead of depleting resources from the vineyards, they are naturally replenishing nutrients back into the soil that nourishes the grapes which ultimately results in better quality wine
There is also something special about the vineyards at Quivira. It could be their dedication to organic and sustainable farming practices, or the fact that the winemaker Hugh Chappelle’s wife really loves Sauvignon Blanc, so he takes very good care to make sure all of the wines he makes are from the best of the best grapes on the estate.--Jessica Martinez