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Mauritson Sauvignon Blanc Dry Creek Valley 2013

Member Review by EMark:

I swear that Mauritson’s is more like a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc than any other California version I have ever had. I like the wine. From the first whiff you can detect tons of citrus aroma. On the tongue that is translated to grapefruit—strong grapefruit. All the acid tartness makes it an amazingly refreshing wine. I just thought, though, if you drew a line on a world map from New Zealand through California to Loire Valley, and divided that line into gradations, you could consider that line to be the depiction of the difference different Sauvignon Blanc wines. At one extreme you have the very high-acid in-your-face NZ example. At the other end you have the more sophisticated, more balanced, more subtle Loire Valley example. In the middle you would normally have the “not sure what we want to be when we grow up” California example. This one is on the extreme NZ pole. But I like it.

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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

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Snooth User: EMark
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12/05/2014

I swear that Mauritson’s is more like a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc than any other California version I have ever had. I like the wine. From the first whiff you can detect tons of citrus aroma. On the tongue that is translated to grapefruit—strong grapefruit. All the acid tartness makes it an amazingly refreshing wine. I just thought, though, if you drew a line on a world map from New Zealand through California to Loire Valley, and divided that line into gradations, you could consider that line to be the depiction of the difference different Sauvignon Blanc wines. At one extreme you have the very high-acid in-your-face NZ example. At the other end you have the more sophisticated, more balanced, more subtle Loire Valley example. In the middle you would normally have the “not sure what we want to be when we grow up” California example. This one is on the extreme NZ pole. But I like it.




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