Maritana La Riviere Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2017

"This is the name (meaning the River) for our blend of vineyards in 2017. It is about 55% (Dutton Ranch) Shop Block 1967; 42% Big River Vineyard; 3% (Dutton Ranch) Hansen Hill Vineyard Chardonnay and includes – Old Wente Clone from both Hansen Hill and Big River, Clone 04 from Big River and a combination of an old Massale selection and Dijon Clone 76 at Shop Block 1967. It is entirely barrel fermented in 90% once-used French Oak barrels and 10% new French Oak barrels – sur lies aged – 100% ML complete. The percentage of new oak for future vintages will probably be no more than 10%. The blend came together about two months ago and has really married in the barrel. There is a lot of pear, apple, citrus to go with a gentle background note of lees and barrel spice. It’s got excellent acidity and presents a bright fully refreshing character." —winemaker
Manufacturer: Maritana
Availability: 20 in stock
SKU: 35780
$65.99
$44.99
$21.00 (32%)
"This is very subtle and complete with cooked lemons and apples and a complement of straw and gunpowder. Full-bodied, deep and layered with an ever attractive finish of fruit and minerals. Why wait? Drink now." —JamesSuckling.com
Products specifications
Vintage 2017
Country United States
Varietal Chardonnay
Size 750ML
Region California
Sub Region Russian River Valley
Critic: James Suckling 95
Wine Types White Wine
ABV% 29.0