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Mauritson Wines Sauvignon Blanc Dry Creek Valley 2010

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2010 Sauvignon Blanc contains 50% of the Musqué clone of Sauvignon Blanc from Grandma’s Block. This clone is believed to be a hybrid of Sauvignon Blanc and Muscat. Many think that the vineyards of the famous Sauternes region are planted to this particular clone. The 100% stainless steel fermentation and absence of malolactic fermentation, allow the wine to retain the pure fruit quality it gets from hand harvesting and whole cluster pressing. Indicative of the cooler than average summer, the 2010 Dry Creek Valley Sauvignon Blanc is vibrant and racy. White grapefruit and hints of fresh cut hay jump out of the glass. The front palette is a complex blend of stone fruits and minerals. The higher viscosity of the Musqué clone is evident in the rich mouth feel. This wine finishes clean and bright with perfectly balanced acidity. Enjoy this wine with light appetizers, salads, seafood dishes or on its own on a warm summer evening. Around the winery, we lovingly refer to our Sauvignon Blanc as our “porch” wine.

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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

External Reviews for Mauritson Wines Sauvignon Blanc Dry Creek Valley

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
07/13/2011

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



The 2010 Sauvignon Blanc contains 50% of the Musqué clone of Sauvignon Blanc from Grandma’s Block. This clone is believed to be a hybrid of Sauvignon Blanc and Muscat. Many think that the vineyards of the famous Sauternes region are planted to this particular clone. The 100% stainless steel fermentation and absence of malolactic fermentation, allow the wine to retain the pure fruit quality it gets from hand harvesting and whole cluster pressing. Indicative of the cooler than average summer, the 2010 Dry Creek Valley Sauvignon Blanc is vibrant and racy. White grapefruit and hints of fresh cut hay jump out of the glass. The front palette is a complex blend of stone fruits and minerals. The higher viscosity of the Musqué clone is evident in the rich mouth feel. This wine finishes clean and bright with perfectly balanced acidity. Enjoy this wine with light appetizers, salads, seafood dishes or on its own on a warm summer evening. Around the winery, we lovingly refer to our Sauvignon Blanc as our “porch” wine.

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1757 cases produced.

Aged in Steel.

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 14.1%

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