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Mauritson Wines Dry Creek Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2017

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Mauritson ancestors first planted grapes in Dry Creek Valley in the 1880s, but they shipped what they produced back home to Sweden. Over the years the family became a major grower, with a total of more than four thousand acres of ranchland and vineyards; three-quarters of that land, however, is now under Lake Sonoma. The sixth generation of the Mauritson family is now represented by owner/winemaker Clay Mauritson who made his first vintage in 1998. Enjoy this wine with light appetizers, salads, seafood dishes or on its own on a warm summer evening.

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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 Wines Dry Creek Valley Sauvignon Blanc

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Snooth User: EMark
8478047,297
3.50 5
Vintage: 2013 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.


Snooth User: EMark
8478047,297
3.00 5
Vintage: 2012 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
3578087,034
4.00 5
Vintage: 2012 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.


Snooth User: Lilikoi
499544120
3.50 5
Vintage: 2008 06/10/2010

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: Lilikoi
499544120
4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 06/10/2010

Four glasses


Snooth User: drdebs
6497901
4.00 5
Vintage: 2006 08/30/2008

One of the best domestic sauvignon blancs I've had in a long time. Blessed be, no oak. Fresh and grassy, but not assertive in the way of a NZ SB. Instead, warmer melon, meyer lemon, and clementine flavors accompany the grassy notes. Very nice. Would definitely buy again. Thanksgiving pick.


Snooth User: BRUNOHOEPERS
1157885634
0.00 5
Vintage: 2006 03/30/2013

One of the best domestic sauvignon blancs I've had in a long time. Blessed be, no oak. Fresh and grassy, but not assertive in the way of a NZ SB. Instead, warmer melon, meyer lemon, and clementine flavors accompany the grassy notes. Very nice. Would definitely buy again. Thanksgiving pick. $15.00


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External Reviews for Mauritson Wines Dry Creek Valley Sauvignon Blanc

External Review
Vintage: 2010 07/13/2011

A Sauvignon Blanc wine from California in USA. 2010 Mauritson Sauvignon Blanc 750ml


Vintage: 2009 07/05/2011

"Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the August 2010 issue. Lemon-influenced aromas of pears and grasses give this wine an initial leg up despite a certain shortfall in volume and depth


Vintage: 2009 11/12/2010

Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the August 2010 issue. Lemon-influenced aromas of pears and grasses give this wine an initial leg up despite a certain shortfall in volume and depth, but it is those latter issues that plague the wine in the mouth. Clean and gentle at the front, then a bit lazy from mid-palate to finish, this one is not very imposing.Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine aging recommendation: Drinkable now. Unlikely to improve with further aging.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 07/22/2009

This Sauvignon Blanc is a blend of grapes from three vineyard sites in the Dry Creek Valley. Aromas of dried peach and freshly cut hay waft from the glass. Ripe fruit is balanced by a bright acidity, with flavors of grapefruit and honeysuckle coming forth on the palate.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 10/15/2009

A Sauvignon Blanc wine from California in USA. 2007 Mauritson Sauvignon Blanc 750ml



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Mauritson ancestors first planted grapes in Dry Creek Valley in the 1880s, but they shipped what they produced back home to Sweden. Over the years the family became a major grower, with a total of more than four thousand acres of ranchland and vineyards; three-quarters of that land, however, is now under Lake Sonoma. The sixth generation of the Mauritson family is now represented by owner/winemaker Clay Mauritson who made his first vintage in 1998. Enjoy this wine with light appetizers, salads, seafood dishes or on its own on a warm summer evening.

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