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2013 Quivira Zinfandel "Black Boar"

Winery: Quivira

Vintage: 2013

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Black Boar"

Wine Category: Zinfandel

Grape blend: 83% Zinfandel, 12% Petite Sirah, & 5% Carignan

Region: Dry Creek Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $45

Cases produced: 850

KWG Score: 91.5 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (93)

Review date: February 11, 2016

Wine Review: This Zinfandel from Quivira was the clear winner in our recent Big Blind Tasting. It is dark garnet colored and opens with a fragrant pomegranate bouquet with hints of red raspberry, clove and cedar. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced and smooth. The flavor profile is a delicious blueberry and black raspberry blend with nicely integrated minerality, oak and a hint of chocolate. The finish is dry and flavors and moderate tannins sail on for a very long time. The panel suggested pairing this terrific Zin with a Stuart’s steak treats. Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: The boldness of Black Boar Zinfandel is readily apparent even before you take that first sip. The aromas are immediately deep and dense with sweet blackberries making the first impression. Fullbore flavors of dark cherry and blackberry preserves take center stage on the palate, but the roundness of the flavors and the texture keeps the wine elegant. Classic Dry Creek notes of black pepper and baking spice accent the dark, lush fruit, adding layers and complexity.

Organic status: not organic

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