90 out of 100
by Robert Parker
Since its inception as one of our two estate Zinfandels, Quest has always been the alter ego of our other estate Zinfandel, Flight. Whereas Flight is essentially a single-vineyard wine from our Anderson Ranch on Lytton Springs Road, Quest has always benefitted from bringing together the best Zinfandel attributes from multiple locations to yield a timelessly classic, rich, bold expression of Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel. Quest and Flight are truly "Yin and Yang" which is as it should be with 2 wines of such distinct personality. Having three estate vineyards to pull from each year, each with decidedly different character, we can always craft a Quest of absolute top quality and Quivira's signature seamless balance.
Smooth and refined in a way that will elicit favorite memories, our 2013 Quest Zinfandel is satisfying on every front. The first aromatic impression is mindful of a wild berry -patch on a breezy summer afternoon not too ripe, but inviting all the same. Flavors of just- picked berries mingle with sweet oak and hints of Zinfandel spiciness, carrying through to a long, lingering finish. The wine will complement casual but mouthwatering dishes such as a hearty Bolognese and with a few years of age will pair well with braised short-ribs over a cheesy polenta.Sku: 5323