Lot #44 MAURITSON WINES
THE GHOST OF THE WHITE HORSE
Rockpile Ridge Vineyard
ABOUT THE WINE:
We have all had epiphany wines. Maybe yours was a wine that stopped you in your tracks, maybe it was what inspired you to pursue a career in wine, and maybe it became the wine by which you judge all others against. Clay Mauritson, owner of Mauritson Wines, shares that his epiphany wine was the 1982 Cheval Blanc (white horse), an iconic château in St Emilion. While Sonoma County’s 2021 vintage might not be Bordeaux’s 1982, Clay feels that the 2021 wines are some of the best wines the winery has ever made.
The family behind Mauritson Wines is incredibly proud of their farming heritage in Sonoma County. This is a single vineyard wine produced from the family’s Rockpile Ridge Vineyard. This land is part of their original homestead from 1868 and has been in the family for seven generations.
Each varietal was fermented individually and then blended after each of the components had the chance to develop its own unique personality. This wine has the rare blend of power and finesse, it possesses layers upon layers of complex flavors, and has incredible balance. The oak profile is complementary to the mix of blue and black fruits, pencil lead, mineral, and spice. There is a richness to the wine, but not at the expense of its elegance.
WINEMAKER(S): Emma Kudritzki Hall
ESTIMATED BOTTLING DATE: June 2023
ESTIMATED SHIPPING DATE: December 2023
National Distribution: AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, IL, IN, LA, MD, MA, MI, MN, MO, NV, NJ, NY, NC, OH, OR, PA, RI, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WY, Washington, DC
International Distribution: Please inquire for more information.A winemaker dinner or store visit is offered in your market as part of this lot. Must be scheduled on a mutually agreeable date.