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Producer: Mauritson, Article: Sonoma: Another Brilliant Vintage in 2018

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2019 Mauritson Wines Sauvignon Blanc Mauritson

Tart citrus, white grapefruit, and sappy herbs emerge from the 2019 Sauvignon Blanc Mauritson. Medium to light-bodied, nicely balanced, and delicious, it's a solid effort to enjoy over the coming year or two.

  $27 1

Tart citrus, white grapefruit, and sappy herbs emerge from the 2019 Sauvignon Blanc Mauritson. Medium to light-bodied, nicely balanced, and delicious, it's a solid effort to enjoy over the coming year or two.

2018 Mauritson Wines Zinfandel Mauritson

Moving to the reds, the 2018 Zinfandel Mauritson is 94% Zinfandel and 6% Petite Sirah, all from the Dry Creek Valley. Aged 14 months in French oak, its ruby/plum color is followed by a spicy, complex Zinfandel that has lots of red and black fruits, sandalwood, and incense aromas and flavors. Drink this nicely balanced, character-filled, impeccably made Zin any time over the coming 4-5 years.

  $40 1

Moving to the reds, the 2018 Zinfandel Mauritson is 94% Zinfandel and 6% Petite Sirah, all from the Dry Creek Valley. Aged 14 months in French oak, its ruby/plum color is followed by a spicy, complex Zinfandel that has lots of red and black fruits, sandalwood, and incense aromas and flavors. Drink this nicely balanced, character-filled, impeccably made Zin any time over the coming 4-5 years.

2018 Mauritson Wines Zinfandel Rockpile Winery Rockpile Ridge Vineyard

More plum, baking spices, licorice, and peppery notes emerge from the 2018 Zinfandel Rockpile Winery Rockpile Ridge Vineyard, which certainly comes from one of the greatest appellations for Zinfandel in the world. Textured, medium to full-bodied, and loaded with fruit, it's going to drink nicely for 6-7 years.

  $49 1

More plum, baking spices, licorice, and peppery notes emerge from the 2018 Zinfandel Rockpile Winery Rockpile Ridge Vineyard, which certainly comes from one of the greatest appellations for Zinfandel in the world. Textured, medium to full-bodied, and loaded with fruit, it's going to drink nicely for 6-7 years.

2018 Mauritson Wines Zinfandel Rockpile Winery Jack's Cabin Vineyard

Incorporating 5% Petite Sirah, the 2018 Zinfandel Rockpile Winery Jack's Cabin Vineyard sports a deep purple/plum color as well as classic Zinfandel notes of spiced plums, licorice, ground pepper, and roasted herbs. This rich, full-bodied, opulent Zin is already upfront and ready to go, and I see no need to delay gratification. Nevertheless, it should keep for 4-6 years.

  $49 1

Incorporating 5% Petite Sirah, the 2018 Zinfandel Rockpile Winery Jack's Cabin Vineyard sports a deep purple/plum color as well as classic Zinfandel notes of spiced plums, licorice, ground pepper, and roasted herbs. This rich, full-bodied, opulent Zin is already upfront and ready to go, and I see no need to delay gratification. Nevertheless, it should keep for 4-6 years.

2018 Mauritson Wines Zinfandel Rockpile Winery Westphall Ridge Vineyard

A similar blend of 96% Zinfandel and 4% Petite Sirah, the 2018 Zinfandel Rockpile Winery Westphall Ridge Vineyard comes from a vineyard in the Rockpile AVA and spent 14 months in French oak. Some iron-laced blue fruits, plum, roasted herbs, and chocolate notes emerge from the glass, and it's rich, full-bodied, concentrated, and opulent on the palate. it's another fruit-loaded effort from this estate to drink over the coming 4-6 years.

  $49 1

A similar blend of 96% Zinfandel and 4% Petite Sirah, the 2018 Zinfandel Rockpile Winery Westphall Ridge Vineyard comes from a vineyard in the Rockpile AVA and spent 14 months in French oak. Some iron-laced blue fruits, plum, roasted herbs, and chocolate notes emerge from the glass, and it's rich, full-bodied, concentrated, and opulent on the palate. it's another fruit-loaded effort from this estate to drink over the coming 4-6 years.

2017 Mauritson Wines Cabernet Sauvignon Rockpile Winery Rockpile Ridge Vineyard

Blackcurrants, tobacco, cedar pencil, and flowery incense notes emerge from the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Rockpile Winery Rockpile Ridge Vineyard, a ripe, sexy, full-bodied, fruit-loaded beauty. I don't think it's going to make old bones, but it should have a solid 7-8 years of prime drinking.

  $65 1

Blackcurrants, tobacco, cedar pencil, and flowery incense notes emerge from the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Rockpile Winery Rockpile Ridge Vineyard, a ripe, sexy, full-bodied, fruit-loaded beauty. I don't think it's going to make old bones, but it should have a solid 7-8 years of prime drinking.

2016 Mauritson Wines Cabernet Sauvignon Loam

There were three 2016 single soil type releases, all from Sonoma County. Starting with the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Loam, it spent 22 months in French oak and has a dense purple color and a great bouquet of crème de cassis, licorice, tobacco leaf, lead pencil and damp earth. Medium to full-bodied, nicely concentrated, and already soft and supple on the palate, this beautiful wine should evolve for 10-15 years or so.

  $95 1

There were three 2016 single soil type releases, all from Sonoma County. Starting with the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Loam, it spent 22 months in French oak and has a dense purple color and a great bouquet of crème de cassis, licorice, tobacco leaf, lead pencil and damp earth. Medium to full-bodied, nicely concentrated, and already soft and supple on the palate, this beautiful wine should evolve for 10-15 years or so.

2016 Mauritson Wines Cabernet Sauvignon Positas

Coming from deep, alluvial soils, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Positas saw the same 22 months in French oak. Red and black currants, toasted spice, violets, and candied orange peel notes all emerge from this exotic, full-bodied, nicely textured Cabernet Sauvignon. It shows the terrific quality of the vintage and is another balanced, incredibly high-quality Cabernet Sauvignon from this team.

  $95 1

Coming from deep, alluvial soils, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Positas saw the same 22 months in French oak. Red and black currants, toasted spice, violets, and candied orange peel notes all emerge from this exotic, full-bodied, nicely textured Cabernet Sauvignon. It shows the terrific quality of the vintage and is another balanced, incredibly high-quality Cabernet Sauvignon from this team.

2016 Mauritson Wines Cabernet Sauvignon Suther

Slightly more closed automatically, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Suther nevertheless has impressive red and black currant fruit as well as notes of spice box, graphite, and loamy earth. It's beautiful on the palate, showing full-bodied richness, a rounded, expansive texture, ripe yet present tannins, and a great finish. It's a beautiful wine that will cruise for 10-15 years in cold cellars.

  $95 1

Slightly more closed automatically, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Suther nevertheless has impressive red and black currant fruit as well as notes of spice box, graphite, and loamy earth. It's beautiful on the palate, showing full-bodied richness, a rounded, expansive texture, ripe yet present tannins, and a great finish. It's a beautiful wine that will cruise for 10-15 years in cold cellars.

2016 Mauritson Wines Cabernet Sauvignon Clough

The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Clough comes from more gravelly, loamy soils and spent 22 months in French oak. (The amount new wasn't specified.) Another inky hued Cabernet offering terrific notes of crème de cassis, cedar pencil, violets, and a touch of gravelly earth, this medium-bodied red has a supple, elegant texture and good acidity, and while it's a rich, concentrated wine, it stays balanced and elegant. All four of these single soil series 2016 Cabernets are brilliant wines!

  $95 1

The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Clough comes from more gravelly, loamy soils and spent 22 months in French oak. (The amount new wasn't specified.) Another inky hued Cabernet offering terrific notes of crème de cassis, cedar pencil, violets, and a touch of gravelly earth, this medium-bodied red has a supple, elegant texture and good acidity, and while it's a rich, concentrated wine, it stays balanced and elegant. All four of these single soil series 2016 Cabernets are brilliant wines!