Quivira Vineyards, Dry Creek Valley (Sonoma County, California) Sauvignon Blanc Fig Tree Vineyard 2021

($30):  Quivira’s Sauvignon Blanc from their Fig Tree Vineyard shows that site and blend combines to make a far more complex wine.  The vineyard sits at the confluence of the Wine Creek — I wonder who gave it that name — and Dry Creek, which, according to their website, imparts freshness because of the rocky alluvial soil.  The Fig Tree Sauvignon Blanc also benefits from the inclusion of wine from the Musqué clone of that variety, which balances and moderates the potential brashness of Sauvignon Blanc.  It likely is responsible for the alluring and creamy subtlety in this wine.  A long a bright citrus finish amplifies the wine’s finesse and charm.
92 Michael Apstein Oct 18, 2022