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Mauritson Wines Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley 2005

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Production: Approximately 1,757 cases Appellation: Dry Creek Valley Composition: 95% Zinfandel, 5% Petite Sirah Vineyards: Mauritson Estate Block 5, Rockpile Ridge Vineyard, Rockpile Cemetery, E & B Perotti, Westphall Ridge, Saini Farms, Mazzoni Vineyards, Faloni Ranch, Buchignani/Garcia Vineyard, Madrone Spring Vineyard Alcohol: 15.5 % by volume Aging: 15 months oak barrels 85% French 15% American Winemaker Notes If you’re one of those wine drinkers that thinks bigger is better, than this is the wine for you! Not only did we make more of our 2005 Dry Creek Zinfandel, but it’s bigger in just about every other way: Big fruit, Big body, Big mouth feel, Big tannins, Big finish. One of the best aspects of having a large crop in 2005 was that we have more fruit from our Rockpile vineyards. That means not only is this years Dry Creek Zinfandel nearly 85% estate fruit, but almost half of that is from our Rockpile vineyards, and you can tell. The 2005 Dry Creek Zinfandel is nearly opaque. Raspberries and blackberries jump out of the glass, yet are held in check with complex aromas of mineral, black pepper, and vanilla. With loads of balanced tannins, the mid-palate is surprisingly full of viscous fruit and exotic spices. The finish is everything you would expect from a Mauritson Zinfandel, long and full, leaving you craving more. I think you will agree that sometimes, bigger is better!

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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

Production: Approximately 1,757 cases Appellation: Dry Creek Valley Composition: 95% Zinfandel, 5% Petite Sirah Vineyards: Mauritson Estate Block 5, Rockpile Ridge Vineyard, Rockpile Cemetery, E & B Perotti, Westphall Ridge, Saini Farms, Mazzoni Vineyards, Faloni Ranch, Buchignani/Garcia Vineyard, Madrone Spring Vineyard Alcohol: 15.5 % by volume Aging: 15 months oak barrels 85% French 15% American Winemaker Notes If you’re one of those wine drinkers that thinks bigger is better, than this is the wine for you! Not only did we make more of our 2005 Dry Creek Zinfandel, but it’s bigger in just about every other way: Big fruit, Big body, Big mouth feel, Big tannins, Big finish. One of the best aspects of having a large crop in 2005 was that we have more fruit from our Rockpile vineyards. That means not only is this years Dry Creek Zinfandel nearly 85% estate fruit, but almost half of that is from our Rockpile vineyards, and you can tell. The 2005 Dry Creek Zinfandel is nearly opaque. Raspberries and blackberries jump out of the glass, yet are held in check with complex aromas of mineral, black pepper, and vanilla. With loads of balanced tannins, the mid-palate is surprisingly full of viscous fruit and exotic spices. The finish is everything you would expect from a Mauritson Zinfandel, long and full, leaving you craving more. I think you will agree that sometimes, bigger is better!

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