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Rockpile Winery Mauritson Zinfandel Rockpile Westphall Ridge Vineyard 2011

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Candied watermelon and a touch of cocoa are a bit of an odd combination on the nose. In the mouth, this is fruity and simple if very precise, with lovely purity to the fruit. This definitely seems a bit simple but purely rendered, with ripe tannins and a tart strawberry note on the finish. 89 points

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Varietal: Zinfandel
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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

Editorial Reviews for Rockpile Winery Mauritson Zinfandel Rockpile Westphall Ridge Vineyard

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065217,192
4.00 5
04/17/2013

Candied watermelon and a touch of cocoa are a bit of an odd combination on the nose. In the mouth, this is fruity and simple if very precise, with lovely purity to the fruit. This definitely seems a bit simple but purely rendered, with ripe tannins and a tart strawberry note on the finish. 89 points


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Snooth User: EMark
8478046,563
3.50 5
08/19/2014

Quite dark purple with red edge color. Not the most pleasant nose on first check, but that seems to blow off after a few minutes and I get flowery berry hints. Tame blackberry tastes on the tip of the tongue, but then quickly evolve into a smooth mint sensation without the sweetness. Firm tannin and acid are enjoyable. I’m not sure this one is a long ager, but I look forward to trying it again in a year or two.



357 cases produced.

Notes: 55% French 45% American

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 16.3%

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