Case of 2018 Mauritson Zinfandel
Dry Creek Valley
94% Zinfandel 6% Petite Sirah
14 months in oak barrels 100% French
Estate Vineyards: Block 5, Rockpile Ridge, Madrone Spring
Grower Vineyards: Faloni Ranch, Buchignani/Garcia,Treborce, Montecillo
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. 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.