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Mauritson Wines Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County 2012

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Smoky with plenty of noticeable oak spice on the nose and a vanilla streak layered in with a little olive framed tart bright red and black cherry fruit. Middleweight though fairly structured in the mouth with nice angular tannins that lend a rustic edge to the palate. There's also rather high, refreshing acids here supporting raspberry and black cherry fruit in a clear, firm style that leads to a firm finish filled with sweet wood spice notes. 89pts

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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

Editorial Reviews for Mauritson Wines Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,749
4.00 5
Vintage: 2010 11/08/2013

Smoky with plenty of noticeable oak spice on the nose and a vanilla streak layered in with a little olive framed tart bright red and black cherry fruit. Middleweight though fairly structured in the mouth with nice angular tannins that lend a rustic edge to the palate. There's also rather high, refreshing acids here supporting raspberry and black cherry fruit in a clear, firm style that leads to a firm finish filled with sweet wood spice notes. 89pts


Member Reviews for Mauritson Wines Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County

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Snooth User: EMark
8478047,455
2.50 5
Vintage: 2011 04/25/2015

Very attractive dark purple color. Fruit aromas—tart cherry, red raspberry. Some oak vanilla bouquet. Fairly lean on the palate. Fruit still seems tart, but there is also a dried fruit aspect. Some mineral or volcanic hints in the back. Fairly stout tannin. An OK wine, but not one that I would seek out. While there is sufficient tannin and acid, I do not see this one as a candidate for aging. It just does not seem to have enough substance to impress me.


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,749
4.50 5
Vintage: 2010 11/08/2013

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: EMark
8478047,455
3.50 5
Vintage: 2010 03/14/2014

Quite dark purple color. Pretty serious oak/vanilla bouquet. On the initial taste, this is a medium bodied red wine that does not cram a bunch of fruit down your gullet to convince you to drink it--or to discourage you. It is quite lean. There are some berry hints, but pretty tame. Quite a bit of tartness makes me want to keep drinking. US$37.00 from the winery club last fall.


Snooth User: addus
14097658
4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 11/23/2011

Four glasses


Snooth User: Adam Levin
772801,765
4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 09/04/2008

Wonderful Cab. Everyone at the table really enjoyed it. Soft fruit flavors with just the right amount of tannin.



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