2008 Maus Vineyard Zinfandel
Zinfandel •Maus Vineyard
California: Sonoma County: Sonoma Valley
Todd and Blair Maus, proprietors of Deering Wines, were born to make wine. Their respective families have been involved in farming since the mid-1800s. Their family roots have spread across the centuries and today they are making remarkable Zinfandel on their own family vineyard, the Zin-perfect Maus Vineyard, in the Mayacamas region of the Sonoma County Viticulture area.
The Maus Vineyard was originally a part of the historic Beltane Ranch. The rocky slopes are comprised of volcanic basalt, shale and sandstone bedrocks. Combine these attributes with the sunny days and fog-cooled nights, and you have the perfect ingredients for spectacular Zinfandel.
Today’s 2008 Maus Vineyard Sonoma Valley Zinfandel was the smash hit of our recent tasting panel. Everyone loved the lush feel and richly extracted flavors of this wonderful wine, which we offer to you with our boldest recommendation.
Ultra dark with some of the deepest purple hues we’ve seen in a Zinfandel.
Perfumed and dark with concentrated blackberry, black cherry, black currant, toasty oak and black pepper.
Very dark and velvet-soft on the palate, with juicy cherry, blackberry and mulberry. Just beneath the surface lurk savory spices, leather, sweet tobacco leaf and piquant black peppercorn.
Extra long with a crushed velvet dryness that supports the fruit for a very long time. As fruit flavors fade, earth and spice persist even longer.
This wine would be delightful with anything served hot off the BBQ. A saucy Shanghai beef would also be a wonderful companion.