Mauritson Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2017


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Wine Advocate 92 Points- Medium to deep ruby, the 2017 Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley contains 6% Petite Sirah and was aged 14 months in French oak. It opens minerally on the nose with rock dust over warm apricot, charcuterie, red cherry preserves, pepper and dried herbs with floral hints. Medium to full-bodied, it gives up mineral-driven fruits with a classy frame of oak spice, firm, grainy tannins and great freshness, finishing long and layered. 1,300 cases produced.
Tasting Notes- Our 2017 Dry Creek Zin is a little bit riper than previous vintages, but it carries its concentration and dried-fruit elements with incredible poise. Black-fruit aromas dusted with sweet baking spices co-mingle with star anise. The entry has inviting fruit, followed by a dense and full-bodied mid-palate with chewy tannins and a nice long finish with beautiful freshness. Enjoy for the next 7-10 years.
Appellation- Dry Creek Valley
Vineyard Designation- Block 5, Rockpile Ridge, Madrone Spring, Cemetery
Composition- 94% Zinfandel 6% Petite Sirah
Aging- 14 months in oak barrels 100% French