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Quivira Sauvignon Blanc 2008

by Nannette Eaton on February 18, 2010

 

“Whoever cultivates the golden mean avoids both the poverty of a hovel and the envy of a palace.”  — Horace


In the 16th century, on European maps the Sonoma County area was listed as Quivira, a mythical city whose streets were paved in gold.  Five centuries later, the gold is in the glass.  The flavors of the Quivira Sauvignon Blanc are tropical, with hints of citrus and melon notes, with a nice acid profile.  Quivira suggests pairing the wine with Seafood Pot-Pies with Tarragon Biscuit Crust.  Comfort food gone upscale.

The details: 13.9% alcohol.  Cork closure.  Pure sauvignon blanc fermented in stainless steel tanks.  Appellation: Dry Creek Valley in Somona.  Demeter™ certified biodynamic.  The retail price is $18 USD, available at the Quivira winery or from their website.  This wine was an industry trade sample generously facilitated and provided by Folsom & Associates.

The music match is “Pleasantville” by the Wallflowers from the album Red Letter Days.