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Mauritson Sauvignon Blanc Dry Creek Valley 2012

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"The 2012 Dry Creek Valley Sauvignon Blanc is bright and fresh. Guava and hints of key lime pie jump out of the glass. The entry is vibran t, yet maintains elegance. On the palette, there is a harmonious dance of peach, pass ion fruit and crushed rock. As you would expect from a wine that sees no oak and no ma lo-lactic fermentation, it finishes clean and smooth with perfectly balanced acidity. E njoy this wine with light appetizers, salads, seafood dishes or on its own on a warm summ er evening. Around the winery, we fondly refer to our Sauvignon Blanc as our porch wi ne." -Winery

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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

Member Reviews for Mauritson Sauvignon Blanc Dry Creek Valley

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Snooth User: EMark
8478048,853
3.00 5
07/27/2013

Whoa. If you're on cholesterol medication, you're initial reaction on taking a whiff of this one is to run--all grapefruit all the time. For that matter, make it grapefruit rind. OK, I know it's safe. It's not really grapefruit juice. The palate will not convince you otherwise though. Still all grapefruit. Fortunately, a somewhat sweet, enjoyable grapefruit. There is some acid as the wine travels over the palate. This is not like any wine I think I've ever had. It is refreshing, and it is enjoyable, but it just doesn't taste like wine. A lot of people won't like this. It really is not grapefruit juice. Do, those of us who are on Simvastatin can drink it.


Snooth User: vin0vin0
3578087,436
4.00 5
09/09/2013

Fantastic Dry Creek Sauv Blanc. A lot of grapefruit on the nose but more lemon than grapefruit on the tongue. Bright, crisp and extremely well balanced. One of the better Sauv Blancs we've had.



"The 2012 Dry Creek Valley Sauvignon Blanc is bright and fresh. Guava and hints of key lime pie jump out of the glass. The entry is vibran t, yet maintains elegance. On the palette, there is a harmonious dance of peach, pass ion fruit and crushed rock. As you would expect from a wine that sees no oak and no ma lo-lactic fermentation, it finishes clean and smooth with perfectly balanced acidity. E njoy this wine with light appetizers, salads, seafood dishes or on its own on a warm summ er evening. Around the winery, we fondly refer to our Sauvignon Blanc as our porch wi ne." -Winery

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