It is rich, but well-balanced, a pleasant food wine.
2009 Quivira Quest
This opens with very nice dark fruit aromas on the nose. Blackberry, with hints of cedar and eucalyptus, lead on the palate, turning to jammy fruit with black pepper on the mid-palate. Complexity is interesting, acid zippy. There is an underlying mocha throughout, showing most on the finish. It is rich, but well-balanced, a pleasant food wine. Drink with a ribeye. Very Highly Recommended. DH
WHAT: Zinfandel (90%), Petite Sirah (10%)
WHERE: California, Sonoma Valley, Dry Creek Valley
HOW MUCH: $38 (media sample)