Maritana 2018 "La Riviere" Russian River Valley Chardonnay

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Save $20 off this dynamite new Chardonnay from Don Patz!

Maritana is a new (first vintage was 2017) and exciting producer of Russian River Valley Chardonnay and Pinot Noir under the direction of longtime vintner Donald Patz. His three-decade association with Sonoma and Russian River Valley grape growers has given him access to some of the top vineyard sites in the valley. Utilizing these vineyard sites he and his team are crafting compelling Chardonnays and delicately perfumed Pinot Noirs. Mr. Patz decided to focus entirely on the Russian River Valley of Sonoma County as the source for his new winery. He’s got friends there. He immediately contacted Steve and Joe at Dutton Ranch as well as Charlie at Chenoweth Vineyards (among others) to help him create some of the richest, most dynamic and complex Chardonnay's that come out of Sonoma.

92pts James Suckling
The 2018 is a blend that includes Dutton Ranch, Martinelli, and some other quality sites. A pretty chardonnay with cooked-apple and pineapple character. Some vanilla and cream, too. It’s full-bodied and layered with lots of fruit and attractive, toasted-oak and yogurt undertones. Typical and luscious. Drink now or over the next 6-8 years.