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Mauritson Rockpile Ridge Cemetary Vineyard Zinfandel 2012

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"Characteristic of the incredible 2012 vintage, this is one of the finest Zinfandels we have ever made from the Cemetery vineyard. The nose is a combination of dark fruit, minerals, hints of toasted brioche and subtle oak. On the entry, the wine is both lush and powerful. The brooding nature of the fruit is apparent as are the complex layers that this wine has to reveal. The 2012 vintage is one of the most balanced of the past decade. Ripe fruit and rich notes of roasted coffee are complemented by earthen minerals. The tannins are both firm and velvety, and the acid gives the wine freshness. Enjoy the 2012 Cemetery Vineyard Zinfandel over the next 8-12 years. " - Winery

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Color: Red
Varietal: Zinfandel
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Mauritson Family Winery:
With over 270 acres of estate vineyards and close relationships with longtime growers throughout Sonoma County, we are able to source and manage our favorite blocks from each vineyard throughout the growing season and select the most premium fruit during harvest.Each vineyard and appellation we source from carry particular qualities in either the terroir or the farming style that we look for wh... Read more
With over 270 acres of estate vineyards and close relationships with longtime growers throughout Sonoma County, we are able to source and manage our favorite blocks from each vineyard throughout the growing season and select the most premium fruit during harvest.Each vineyard and appellation we source from carry particular qualities in either the terroir or the farming style that we look for when considering a Mauritson wine release. Six generations of farming has taught us a few things about choosing premium fruit! Each harvest, the best from our 230 acres throughout the Dry Creek and Alexander Valleys is reserved for our Estate Wines. These wines, which include our signature Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon, showcase the fruit-forward, floral and spice-driven characteristics attributed to these appellations. Winemaking may have been the logical evolution in our family’s long history of farming in the Dry Creek Valley, however, it took an absence from the valley and attention to those inner voices that led Clay Mauritson back to these same vineyards that he spent planting, tending and picking as a teen. What he came to realize was that he already had a lifetime of understanding about the subtleties and strengths of each micro-climate within the Dry Creek, Rockpile and Alexander Valleys. The only thing left was to DREAM BIG! Tasting Room We are open daily from 10-5. Group Tasting by Appointment, Handicap Accessible, Picnic Facilities, Wine Tasting, Wine Tours by Appointment. Read less

"Characteristic of the incredible 2012 vintage, this is one of the finest Zinfandels we have ever made from the Cemetery vineyard. The nose is a combination of dark fruit, minerals, hints of toasted brioche and subtle oak. On the entry, the wine is both lush and powerful. The brooding nature of the fruit is apparent as are the complex layers that this wine has to reveal. The 2012 vintage is one of the most balanced of the past decade. Ripe fruit and rich notes of roasted coffee are complemented by earthen minerals. The tannins are both firm and velvety, and the acid gives the wine freshness. Enjoy the 2012 Cemetery Vineyard Zinfandel over the next 8-12 years. " - Winery

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