90 points Connoisseurs' Guide: Intense, keenly focused on vital blackberry fruit and showing an uncanny sensation of ...Read more...
5% petite, 40% Rockpile fruit Black cherry and a little beefy on the nose with dusty and soil driven basenotes that show a little briar wood and ... Read more
Floral and juicy on the nose, with the unfettered aromas of crushed berry fruit and fresh herbs. I love this purity, with clear-as-a-bell notes of ... Read more
Floral, juicy unfettered crushed berry fruit on the nose is light but I love these fresh raspberry, earth and light herb aromas. In the mouth this ... Read more
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Editorial Reviews for Mauritson Wines Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley
5% petite, 40% Rockpile fruit Black cherry and a little beefy on the nose with dusty and soil driven basenotes that show a little briar wood and a hint of smoked paprika. Very fresh and easy drinking in style with soft tannins and well integrated acids supporting juicy blackberry and black cherry fruits. The tannins are a little raw today, adding a bit of chewiness to the coca tinged finish but this is really fresh and fruit filled so give it three to six months to settle down. 88pts
Floral and juicy on the nose, with the unfettered aromas of crushed berry fruit and fresh herbs. I love this purity, with clear-as-a-bell notes of raspberry, earth and light herb all presented in a juicy, plump yet medium-scaled wine that is so soft and pure. This does turn a little tannic on the finish, which shows a hint of soil-driven astringency, but it remains so precise and fresh it’s irresistible. 90 points
Floral, juicy unfettered crushed berry fruit on the nose is light but I love these fresh raspberry, earth and light herb aromas. In the mouth this is juicy and plump but medium scaled with a soft and pure feel that does turn a little tannic on the finish which shows a hint of soil driven astringency. Not powerful at all but lovely. 88pts
Quite dark color. Very full nose--blackberry, wood. Very fun on the palate. I don't really get the jamminess that a lot of Zins have, but there is certainly significant berry fruit. However, this is supported by firm tannins and nice acid. US$23.20 at the winery in Healdsburg
Light bodied, fairly smooth, a bit jammy, quite nice for the price. Not particularly long finish.
Smells very fruity. Too tart for my taste, with a distinct bite.
blackberry/jam aromas, some vanilla, silky milk chocolate notes very fruit forward with a slight spice on the finish, some heat, and full bodied. enjoyable
Fungal syrupy nose. Chalky dry tart mouth. Nice black cherry fruit. Very nice.
Very tart, with lots of darkfruit and cocoa flavors. The finish was a bit spicy, but still a very easy-drinking wine.
Somehow reminds me of a thumbprint cookie: buttery, jammy, tasty!
External Reviews for Mauritson Wines Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley
The Mauritson Family has a farming history dating back to the 1860s, with such a rich and storied past, they produce some of the finest Zinfandel in Sonoma County. Big, deep and layered, this Zinfandel is impressive for its density and length.
A lovely zinfandel, classic and balanced, with an elegant tannin-acid structure. Shows typical Dry Creek Valley spices and briar, in addition to ripe blackberry, cherry, currant, Dr. Pepper cola and tobacco flavors.
A little sweet with the glycerine of high alcohol, and there may be some residual sugar. That gives the raspberry, cherry and blackberry fruit a jelly-jam richness, with nuances of chocolate, anise liqueur and toast. Drink now.
A Zinfandel wine from California in USA. 2009 Mauritson Zinfandel Dry Creek 750ml
Winemaker Notes - 93% Zinfandel, 7% Petite Sirah. The nose is full of dark fruits and a complex array of brooding flavors. Aromas of blackberry, minerals, cracked pepper, blueberry pie, and sweet oak mingle harmoniously. The front palate is full of ripe and juicy tannins. This Zinfandel has plenty of structure for those of you who would like to lay it down. However, the tannins are broad shouldered without sharp edges for those who want to drink it now. The finish persists long after the last sip is gone; a combination of the structure and balanced acidity that have become a Mauritson hallmark. Please enjoy the 2009 Dry Creek Zinfandel over the next 6-8 years. Barrel aged 11 months in 80% French and 20% American oak.
Mauritson was yet another of the outstanding Zinfandels from 2007. The wine is garnet in color, with a nose that is well balanced and herbaceous. Also, there are smoky notes of chocolate and raspberry. Continuing on to the palate, you are greeted by dark fruit and mint with less acidity than you might expect, creating a very plush mouthfeel with dusty tannins. Pink peppercorn and anise round out the flavors and are present mostly on the finish. Pair this elegant yet well-structured Zin with chicken livers and bleu cheese.
Rich and beautifully focused, with huckleberry and smoky licorice aromas and ripe, layered and balanced wild berry, sage and white pepper flavors. Drink now through 2014.
90 points Connoisseurs' Guide: Intense, keenly focused on vital blackberry fruit and showing an uncanny sensation of polish for the very ripe wine that it is, this impressive young Zinfandel proves that success can be found in even the most difficult vintage. True to its maker, it is a big and sturdy wine with plenty of muscle and mass, and, if it can justly be accused of being a bit tight and nervy just now, it has all the right parts in all the right places to age famously for some five or six years. (May 2012)
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