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.

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2012 Sauvignon Blanc
Dry Creek Valley
The 2012 vintage of Mauritson Dry Creek Valley Sauvignon Blanc, is our best to date! The nearly perfect weather conditions throughout the growing season naturally controlled the vines' vigor, allowing steady sugar accumulation and beautiful flavor and aroma development. In September we sampled the ripening Sauvignon Blanc every day, leading us to harvest our Hardie Ranch Vineyard in two separate blocks in order to achieve the complex flavor profile our Sauvignon Blanc is known for. The first pick retained high natural acidity and citrus flavors and the second pick revealed rich tropical flavors. All lots are hand harvested, whole cluster pressed and fermented separately to achieve immense concentration and depth.

The 2012 Dry Creek Valley Sauvignon Blanc is bright and fresh. Guava and hints of key lime pie jump out of the glass. The entry is vibrant, yet maintains elegance. On the palette, there is a harmonious dance of peach, passion fruit and crushed rock. As you would expect from a wine that sees no oak and no malo-lactic fermentation, it finishes clean and smooth with perfectly balanced acidity. Enjoy this wine with light appetizers, salads, seafood dishes or on its own on a warm summer evening. Around the winery, we fondly refer to our Sauvignon Blanc as our porch wine.
CASES: 3000
VINEYARD: Mauritson “Hardie Ranch” Estate Vineyard,
Coleman Vineyard
Aging: 100% Stainless steel fermented and aged.
PRICE: $21

2012 Chardonnay
Alexander Valley
2012 will go down in the record books as one of the great vintages for California. The perfect growing season combined with ideal harvest conditions to produce incredible wines. Our 2012 Alexander Valley Chardonnay represents the best of both worlds; the beautiful ripe fruit of California Chardonnay minus the oak, with the elegance and complexity of its Burgundian ancestor. The wine is 100% barrel fermented but in only a small percentage of new oak.

The nose is a blend of fresh baked apple pie and pear fruit, accented by rich nuances of oak. The front palate shows beautiful texture from the barrel fermentation, think butterscotch, while the mid palate yields to the complex flavors of mineral and citrus fruit. The finish is everything you would expect from a great Chardonnay; full and round with balanced acidity. This wine will continue to drink beautifully over the next three to five years.
CASES: 342
VINEYARD: Dobbins Vineyard, Alexander Valley
PRICE: $27
2013 Rosé
Rockpile
Our Rosé is made utilizing the traditional saignée method. In order to increase concentration in some of our best red lots, we remove 10%-15% of the juice from the must as soon as the fruit is received. The juice, at that point, has extracted a minimal amount of color from the skins which gives it the beautiful salmon hue. This year, we also experimented with whole cluster pressing a portion of our Malbec. This practice produces lightly colored and delicate wines. The Rosé juice is fermented 100% in stainless steel and then a portion of the wine is aged in neutral French oak. None of the lots have gone through malo-lactic preserving the bright, fresh, natural malic acid in the grapes. All the lots are fermented and aged separately and then blended prior to bottling.

The 2013 Rockpile Rosé has a beautiful salmon color. The nose is a bouquet of strawberries fields at harvest with subtle hints of cherry blossom and mineral. Bright, clean, and refreshing, this Rosé is lean and racy on the palate. Flavors of high toned red fruit give way to wet stone and hints of apricot. The mouth feel is focused and linear keeping the wine crisp and pure on the finish, as a Rosé should be. Please enjoy this wine over the course of the next 12-18 months with lighter fare or sitting on the porch on a hot summer day!
CASES: 220
VINEYARD: Rockpile "Buck Pasture" Vineyard,
FERMENTATION: 100% Stainless Steel
AGING: 6 months; 50% Stainless Steel, 50% Used French Oak
PRICE: $19
2012 Zinfandel
Dry Creek Valley
The 2012 vintage will go down on record as one of exceptional quality. Nearly perfect growing conditions, absent of any extreme weather episodes, allowed the grapes to hang long into the growing season enabling great development of complex flavors and aromas with mature tannins. Sexy and intense with a perfumed bouquet of ripe blackberries and sweet raspberries, this wine also shows hints of roasted coffee and vanilla. On the palate, the entry is soft and inviting. Suggestions of mineral add a serious quality to the layers of ripe black fruit that compliment the refined tannins. Great vintages create wines of great vibrancy and balance and this wine is a classic example. Enjoy the 2012 Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel for 5-8 years.
CASES: 3,097
Estate Vineyards: Block 5, Rockpile Ridge, Madrone Spring, Cemetery
Grower Vineyards: Faloni Ranch, Buchignani/Garcia Vineyard, Treborce Vineyard, Montecillo Vineyard
PRICE: $29

2011 Cabernet Sauvignon
Sonoma County
One of the greatest things about this wine is the diversity of fruit that we have to work with. Pulling from some of the best places to grow Bordeaux varietals in Sonoma County: Alexander Valley, Dry Creek Valley, and Rockpile, gives us a distinct advantage in blending. The fruit was harvested between the middle of September and the last week of October.

The 2011 Mauritson Sonoma County Cabernet exudes both elegance and approachability. Sweet red fruit is complemented by undertones of chocolate, wild mint, mineral, and hints of dried garden rose. On the front palate, the wine exhibits polished juicy tannins and lush red fruit, giving way to roasted coffee beans and sweet oak in the mid palate. With ample Merlot, the wine has refined tannins and soft edges. The small crop yielded wines with balanced tannins and acidity, making them extremely food friendly and ageable for the next 5-7 years.
CASES: 880
VINEYARDS: Rockpile Buck Pasture, Rockpile Gloeckner, Dry Creek Cabernet Block 3, Alexander Valley Cabernet Block D
PRICE: $37

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