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Mazzocco Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley Maple Vineyard 2009

Member Review by Scottswine:

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Mazzocco Vineyards:
Although Mazzocco is a small family-owned winery, our vineyard sources are among the best in the world.Most of Mazzocco’s grapes come from owners Ken and Diane Wilson’s diverse Wilson Family Estate Vineyards in Sonoma County’s Dry Creek and Alexander Valleys. These valleys are renowned for producing superior quality fruit. Mazzocoo winery is nestled in the rolling hills of Sonoma County, per... Read more
Although Mazzocco is a small family-owned winery, our vineyard sources are among the best in the world.Most of Mazzocco’s grapes come from owners Ken and Diane Wilson’s diverse Wilson Family Estate Vineyards in Sonoma County’s Dry Creek and Alexander Valleys. These valleys are renowned for producing superior quality fruit. Mazzocoo winery is nestled in the rolling hills of Sonoma County, perched on a saddle between the acclaimed valleys of Dry Creek and Alexander. In 2005, Mazzocco was brought into the Wilson family, who were eager to add the Zinfandel vines surrounding the winery. Renown for its single vineyard-designate Zinfandels—wines so robust and sumptuous, they’re unforgettable. Mazzocco Zins are remarkably individual in nature—a characteristic shared with their award-winning Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. “It’s the fruit,” confesses winemaker Antoine Favarro. Indeed, Mazzocco draws from some of the most breathtaking mountain vineyards in Sonoma County. It’s the fruit combined with history and tradition, seasoned with a little innovation, that makes Mazzocco one of the most distinctive and sought-after brands in California. Tasting Room Our Tasting Room is Open Daily 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Read less

Member Reviews for Mazzocco Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley Maple Vineyard

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Snooth User: Scottswine
92136461
4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 03/05/2012

PONY


Snooth User: SArmour21
90619687
4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 08/11/2011

Four glasses


Snooth User: jkagel
81001919
3.00 5
Vintage: 2007 03/06/2010

Tasted at the 2010 Zap wine festival and I only captured the numeric rating. I’ll have to taste again to get more detailed notes.


Snooth User: tugboat6
11918162
4.50 5
Vintage: 2006 01/20/2009

One of my favorites! Has a slightly sweet maple taste but with good depth for a zinfandel. I had been a wine club member of mazzocco, so not sure if I would pay the retail $40, but it is a great wine!! Pairs well with pork and gorgonzola.


Snooth User: aripomerantz
73768015
5.00 5
Vintage: 2006 01/20/2011

Five glasses


External Reviews for Mazzocco Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley Maple Vineyard

External Review
Vintage: 2005 09/15/2009

This is loaded with briary wild berry and blueberry aromas and jammy flavors that offer appealing layers of black raspberry, licorice and cracked pepper. The tannins are firm but ripe. Drink now through 2012. 450 cases made.


External Review
Vintage: 2005 10/16/2008

A: not at all ebullient aromatically; some hints of dark fruit and sweetness but mostly the wine is keeping its secrets in reserve. B: Until you sip. Impressively cool, sweet entry with a lot of blueberry in the black cherries, some clove and allspice, dry earth, figs and pomegranate - good complexity with harmony to boot, and it all carries through to the finish. Plenty of bramble and texture and enough tannin to undergird everything else. C: a full-spectrum Zin experience that also has distinct personality from the vineyard and the vintage. Drinking very, very well.



Tasting Notes:

Luscious aromas of French plum jam, cacao and vanilla bean excite the nose while round tannins framing a well-defined savory body caress the mouth. The core is packed with ripe jammy fruit finishing with chocolate truffle, toffee and a dusting of cayenne.

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500 cases produced.

Closure: Cork

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 16.0%

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