Gregory Dal Piaz

Location: New York, NY

GDP's California Zinfandels

40. Mauritson Wines Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley (2011)

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5% petite, 40% Rockpile fruit Black cherry and a little beefy on the nose with dusty and soil driven basenotes that show a little briar wood and a hint of smoked paprika. Very fresh and easy drinking in style with soft tannins and well integrated acids supporting juicy blackberry and black cherry fruits. The tannins are a little raw today, adding a bit of chewiness to the coca tinged finish but this is really fresh and fruit filled so give it three to six months to settle down. 88pts
 
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