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Mauritson Wines Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley 2006

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The 2006 Dry Creek Zinfande is the greatest beneficiary of the little known appellation overlap between Rockpile and Dry Creek AVAs nearly 50% of the fruit that comprises it comes from our Rockpile vineyards.2006 was a very long and cool growing season in Northern Sonoma County. The Zinfandels benefited from unusually long hang time, developing complex flavors with an unmistakable elegance. Vibrant aromas belie the silky tannin and soft rich mouth feel of this wine. Bright acidity was another advantage of the cool temperatures, giving the wine phenomenal balance. While not as overtly tannic as previous vintages, the grace that the 2006 Dry Creek Zinfandel exhibits will leave you cursing global warming and craving long, cool summers.This is a california 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

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12/27/2010

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Mauritson Wines Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley

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Source: AOC Fine Wines
01/12/2010

Vibrant aromas belie the silky tannin and soft rich mouth feel of this wine. Bright acidity was another advantage of the cool temperatures giving the wine phenomenal balance. While not as overtly tannic as previous vintages the grace that the 2006 Dry Creek Zinfandel exhibits will leave you cursing global warming and craving long cool summers.


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Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
04/09/2008

The Mauritsons have been growing grapes in Sonoma since the 1870s. Beginning with the 1998 vintage, the family (led by winemaker Clay Mauritson) has been making its own wine. The fruit for this Dry Creek Zinfandel comes from four different vineyard sites, creating a wine that is complex and well balanced, with notes of dark chocolate and black plum.



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The 2006 Dry Creek Zinfande is the greatest beneficiary of the little known appellation overlap between Rockpile and Dry Creek AVAs nearly 50% of the fruit that comprises it comes from our Rockpile vineyards.2006 was a very long and cool growing season in Northern Sonoma County. The Zinfandels benefited from unusually long hang time, developing complex flavors with an unmistakable elegance. Vibrant aromas belie the silky tannin and soft rich mouth feel of this wine. Bright acidity was another advantage of the cool temperatures, giving the wine phenomenal balance. While not as overtly tannic as previous vintages, the grace that the 2006 Dry Creek Zinfandel exhibits will leave you cursing global warming and craving long, cool summers.This is a california wine

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