Mauritson Dry Creek Zinfandel
Not only is Block 5 the home of the winery, but it is also home to the backbone of our Dry Creek zinfandel. Planted in 1980, these 35-year-old old vines are just hitting their prime. Located at the corner of Dry Creek and Lytton Springs Roads, it is somewhat hallowed ground for zinfandel. The sandy loam is thick with river rock, as is much of the Dry Creek valley floor. The great drainage in the soil produces smaller berries and limits the overall yields. This is also one of the earliest vertical trellis systems in the valley, giving us great canopy management, with mature vines. The resulting fruit is prototypical Dry Creek valley zinfandel: full of bright berry fruits, black pepper, silky tannins and a long complex finish.