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2018 Mauritson Zinfandel

Dry Creek Valley

2018 Mauritson Zinfandel
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/ 750 ml
SKU: MW18ZN
Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Zinfandel
Appellation
Dry Creek Valley
Vineyard Designation
Block 5, Rockpile Ridge, Madrone Spring
Composition
94% Zinfandel 6% Petite Sirah
Production
1804 cases
Aging
14 months in oak barrels 100% French
Alcohol %
14.75
Wine Enthusiast
92
Robert Parker
91
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Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Our 2018 Dry Creek Zinfandel has a nose of black cherry, molasses dripped over coffee cake crumbs and intriguing dried-herb and earth tones. Fruit is prominent on the palate, then surrenders to lingering savory and mineral notes. Enjoy for the next 7-10 years.
Vineyard Notes
The 2018 growing season started off with a relatively wet January. An unusually warm February awakened the grapevine buds a few weeks early. The fresh Spring growth invited the March showers, but the cool rain, followed by the mild days of April, slowed progress. Some much- anticipated warmth in May and June brought everything back into check and then veraison was right around the corner.
Winemaker Notes
Summer 2018 had a few stretches of warm weather but, overall, the season continued with relative mildness mild and no extreme weather events. The greatest challenge we experienced this season was the larger crop Mother Nature delivered. However, our work early in the vineyard, and continued re-evaluation as the season progressed, resulted in beautifully detailed wines with supple, silky tannins.