Mauritson Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2017

Mauritson Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2017

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The 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.

Blend: 94% Zinfandel 6% Petite Sirah

14.75% ABV
Wine Advocate: 92
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.
Wine Enthusiast: 93
The producer’s only non-estate wine, this hails from some tremendous grower sites, including Faloni, Buchignani and Montecillo. It excels in thick tannins and black pepper, leather and black currant. It offers plenty of structure and intensity, with balanced ripeness and a lasting taste of sweet oak.