2012 Mauritson Winery Zinfandel "Jack's Cabin Vineyard"
Winery: Mauritson Winery
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Jack's Cabin Vineyard"
Wine Category: Zinfandel
Grape blend: 100% Zinfandel
State or country: CA
Cases produced: 875
KWG Score: 90 (based on 2 reviews)
Average Virtual Score: 95 (based on 1 review)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)
Review date: February 16, 2015
Wine Review: This ruby colored Zinfandel is a full throttle offering that was well received by the tasting panel. It opens with a funky and musty forest floor and black cherry bouquet with hints of eucalyptus. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, slightly acidic and savory. The flavor profile is a tasty blueberry with notes of gentle oak. The panel also detected hints of black cherry and menthol. The finish is dry and its bold tannins last for quite a while. The panel suggested paring this very good Zin with duck breast or lamb. Enjoy - KWGTP
Winemaker Notes: The Jack's Cabin Zinfandel has a reputation of being the most fruit forward of the Rockpile Zins, and the 2012 does not disappoint. Dried red fruit dominates the nose and is complimented beautifully by richer flavors of chocolate and mocha. The palate is like eating a chocolate covered cherry sprinkled with the perfect touch of white pepper. For all of the ripe fruit, Jack's Cabin still exhibits the Rockpile signature of great intensity and full tannins. On the finish, the acidity is perfectly balanced, giving the wine length and making it a great accompaniment to food.
Organic status: not organic
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