Mauritson Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2015
Baked blackberry and blueberry cobbler with vanilla bean shavings mingle beautifully on the nose. Notes of sweet baking spice and earthiness add complexity to the fruit profile. The entry is soft and inviting, exhibiting flavors of orange rind, summer berry, and espresso grounds. The mouthfeel is seamless from start to finish, indicative of perfectly integrated tannin and acid.
Blend: 95% Zinfandel, 5% Petite Sirah
|Wine Spectator: 93|
|Sleekly structured but showing a dynamic core of lively acidity and polished tannins, this is buoyed by refined cherry, green peppercorn and licorice flavors. Drink now through 2025.|
|Mauritson makes several single-vineyard bottlings, but this generic Dry Creek Zin is of fine quality. Red fruits mark the ripe nose, which is intense and perfumed. This is fresh and delightfully exuberant; a medium-bodied and zesty style. Good acidity and length on the finish.|