Maritana 2019 "La Riviere" Russian River Valley Chardonnay
$ 3499 $ 5499
La Riviere is the name (meaning the River) for Maritana's blend of Chardonnay vineyards. The blend came together and has really married in the barrel. This style remains the same as 2017 – a balanced wine with richness as well as freshening acidity. Drinkable on release – it will become more complex for the next 5-8 years if properly stored.
A full-bodied chardonnay with layers of fruit and some tannins that provide richness and texture at the same time. It’s so rich and intense. Extremely long and flavorful. Give this some time to open and come around. Try after 2022.
The 2019 Chardonnay La Riviere is one of the bigger wines in the lineup, yet it still has plenty of freshness and focus. White flowers, toasted bread, brioche, and assorted lemon and riper citrus notes emerge on the nose, and this medium to full-bodied, nicely textured, balanced wine is geared for enjoying over the coming 2-3 years.