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Quivira Vineyards, 2014 Quivira 'Elusive' Dry Creek Valley

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"Made from 50% Grenache, 30% Syrah and 20% Mourvèdre, this is a thick, extracted exploration of strawberry and leather. Bright and brawny, it has supportive freshness and acidity beneath the power of its meaty ripe fruit."
–Dec-17

Quivira Vineyards, 2014 Quivira 'Elusive' Dry Creek Valley


Quivira Vineyards, 2014 Quivira 'Elusive' Dry Creek Valley

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2014 Quivira 'Elusive' Dry Creek Valley
Quivira Vineyards

50% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 20% Mourvèdre

Elusive melds Quivira’s estate-grown Rhône varieties to forge a GSM displaying impeccable balance, complexity, and finesse on the palate. The climate of the home vineyard, Wine Creek Ranch, perfectly mirrors the Southern Rhône. Elusive is inspired by expressive red blends like Chateaneuf-du-Pape while also showcasing the intensity and verve noteworthy of California Rhônes. Rhône varieties— Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvèdre — are grown only a couple hundred yards apart from one another, nurturing a distinct synergy.

Cooperage: Smaller 60 gallon and 132 gallon (500L) French oak barrels from end of primary fermentation through the malolactic, approximately 25% new. After the malolactic fermentation, and blending, the new wine was put for the balance of its aging into neutral French oak Foudres of 600 and 900 gallon capacity.
1117 cases were made.

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