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2017 Mauritson Zinfandel

Dry Creek Valley

2017 Mauritson Zinfandel
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/ 750 ml
SKU: MW17ZN
Wine Specs
Vintage
2017
Varietal
Zinfandel
Appellation
Dry Creek Valley
Vineyard Designation
Block 5, Rockpile Ridge, Madrone Spring, Cemetery
Composition
94% Zinfandel 6% Petite Sirah
Production
1291 cases
Aging
14 months in oak barrels 100% French
Alcohol %
14.75
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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 witchewy tannins and a nice long finish with beautiful freshness. Enjoy for the next 7-10 years.
Vineyard Notes
2017 started off as a wet year, with storms in the early months of the year dumping 2-4 inches of rain at a time -- officially knocking California out of its drought status! The wet season continued past our typical late March bud break. The vines finally hit their stride in early May, when temperatures climbed 10-15 degrees higher than average. Later, numerous but brief heat spikes further stressed the small amount of fruit the vines produced. To say vintage 2017 was difficult farming is an understatement. Despite these challenges, our long-standing relationships with meticulous growers and the incredible dedication from our cellar team resulted in wines of great depth, loads of perfumed fruit and a rare accessibility.