Dutton-Hansen Hill Chardonnay
Martaella Pinot Noir
2018 Maritana Dutton Ranch-Hansen Hill Chardonnay: As Donald Patz describes it, Hansen Hill is among the promised land of vineyard parcels from Dutton Ranch in Russian River Valley. Sourced from Old Wente Clones, this wine has a deep, vibrant yellow color enriched with glycerin. There is an abundance of subtropical fruits of mango, yellow papaya, grated coconut and crushed pineapple all laced with a warm vanilla topping. From the outside this wine appears unctuous and super concentrated, yet it is seamlessly and flawlessly designed in the Donald Patz finesse driven style.There is nice tension and balance throughout with a restrained use of oak that leads to a remarkable finish.
2018 Maritana Martaella Pinot Noir: This Dijon clone Pinot Noir was sourced from the Benovia Home Ranch. Native yeasts were used in the fermentation and the wine was aged in 80% New French Oak barrels. The medium-deep ruby hue opens with red violets and spring flowers. The foundation of this youthful wine is built on a core of pure red raspberry and cassis infused with assorted spices and savory notes.