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Clay Mauritson Wine Dinner

Crush Kitchen & Wine House

Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 7:00 PM (EDT)

Clay Mauritson Wine Dinner

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Clay Mauritson Wine Dinner

Thursday, April 25, 2013 at

7:00pm Reception 7:30pm Dinner


Crush Kitchen & Wine House Proudly Presents the

Mauritson Family Winery with Clay Mauritson


Chef’s Appertizers with Biutiful Cava

1st Course

Seared Sesame Scallops over Couscous with

2011 Sauvignon Blanc Dry Creek Valley

2nd Course

Portobello, Blackberries & Goat Cheese Salad with

2010 Charlie Clay Pinot Noir Russian River Valley

3rd Course

Salmon Pesto over Snowpeas & Roasted Peppers with

2010 Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley

4th Course

Veal Stuffed with Prosciutto & Parmesan over Potatoes with

2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County


Chef’s Selections of Desserts with Biutiful Sparkling Rose


Information on the Mauritson wines:


2011 Sauvignon Blanc Dry Creek Valley

The 2011 Dry Creek Valley Sauvignon Blanc is bright and fresh. White grapefruit and hints of fresh cut hay jump out of the glass. The entry is vibrant, yet maintains elegance. On the palette, a blend of stone fruits and minerals give the wine great complexity. As you would expect from a wine that see’s no oak and no malo-lactic, it finishes clean with perfectly balanced acidity. Enjoy this wine with light appetizers, salads, seafood dishes or on its own on a warm summer evening. Around the winery, we lovingly refer to our Sauvignon Blanc as our porch wine.

2010 Charlie Clay Pinot Noir Russian River Valley

 The 2010 Charlie Clay Pinot Noir starts with a complex nose of red fruit, minerals, and baking spice. On the palate, flavors of pomegranate and persimmon are complimented by sweet oak and cloves. The tannins are full yet silky, giving the mouth feel a wonderful elegance. Well balanced, this wine finishes with delicate acidity, embracing the subtle nuances that enchant us about Pinot Noir. While enjoyable now, this wine will drink best over the next 2-4 years, and age gracefully for many more after that.

2010 Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley

 The nose is full of bright berry fruit and complimented by minerals and subtle black pepper. The front palate exudes raspberry jam and blackberry cobbler which evolve into richer flavors of vanilla and dark chocolate. The tannins are well balanced and approachable from a young age. The beautiful acidity will prove to be a hallmark of the vintage, giving this wine great length. The finish is long and pure; leaving no doubt that this is a well balanced Zinfandel. Enjoy the 2010 Dry Creek Zinfandel over the next 4-6 years.

2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County

The resulting wines have bright fruit, well-structured tannins and balanced acidity. The 2009 Mauritson Sonoma County Cabernet is both dense and expressive in the nose. Dark fruit is complemented by aromas of tobacco, cassis, vanilla and hints of mineral. On the front palate, the wine exhibits juicy tannins and lush fruit, giving way to sweet oak in the mid palate. With ample Merlot, the wine has round tannins and soft edges. There is nothing astringent or overpowering, yet the delicacy and complexity can not fully be appreciated until after the last sip is gone. The small crop yielded wines with balanced tannins and acidity, making them extremely food friendly and age able for the next 6-8 years.

Biography of Clay Mauritson

Up and coming young winemaker, Clay Mauritson, is the sixth generation in a family of grape growers. Born and raised in the Dry Creek Valley, Clay was destined for the wine business.

In college Clay exhibited his prowess on the gridiron, playing outside linebacker for the University of Oregon Ducks in the 1995 Rose Bowl and the 1996 Cotton Bowl. Clay graduated in 1997 with a degree in Business Administration, with an emphasis in Marketing and a minor in Economics. Armed with his new degree he came back to Sonoma County to officially enter the wine industry.

Clay worked for 5 years at Kenwood Vineyards in the Sales & Marketing Department (starting even before he graduated from college), spending much of his time traveling and making sales contacts as Assistant National Sales Manager. After leaving Kenwood, Clay had the opportunity to work with the winemakers at Taft Street Vineyards and Dry Creek Vineyards, allowing him to hone his winemaking skills and gain additional knowledge of winery operations. From the 1998 vintage Clay produced his first bottling of Dry Creek Zinfandel under the Mauritson label, and in 2002 he began devoting his efforts full-time to the Mauritson Family Winery project.

Clay's winemaking philosophy is simple…you need exceptional fruit to make exceptional wine. This is where the advantage of having a family heritage of grape growers becomes obvious…270 acres of family vineyard and strong relationships built over the years with other growers have given Clay access to some of the best fruit that Sonoma County, Dry Creek Valley and Rockpile have to offer. Devoted to making exceptional wines, Clay is on his way to becoming one of California's foremost young winemakers.


$95 per person. Tax & Gratuity Included

Wines will be also available to purchase at a discounted rate!

Call for Reservations Today at 410.216.9444 (Limited Spaces Available)

This is a sponsored event which is offered at a discounted rate,

so this event cannot be combined with any other promotion, coupon, or gift certificate.

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When & Where

114 West Street
Annapolis, 21401

Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 7:00 PM (EDT)

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