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Mauritson Wines Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley 2010

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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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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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Editorial Reviews for Mauritson Wines Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065212,932
3.50 5
02/26/2013

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



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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