Maritana Vineyards

La Rivière Russian River Valley Chardonnay

9.26 ratings
9.25 pro ratings
Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA
Chardonnay
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
Michael Chelus

Apple, lemon, oak, honey, almond and hints of stone fruit. Good acidity and balance.

Apple, lemon, oak, honey, almond and hints of stone fruit. Good acidity and balance.

Jan 8th, 2021
"Odedi"

Pale straw in color with a golden hue.

Strong nose of citrus, vanilla, spices, oak, yellow apples, pears and white pepper.

Full bodied, buttery and smooth, with medium plus acidity.

Dry on the palate with citrus, melons, apples, light grapefruits, spices, hazelnuts, oak, vanilla and peppercorn.

Nice length on the finish with spices and almonds.

This is a very tasty Chardonnay from Russian River Valley.

Spicy and intriguing. Interesting with a buttery, smooth mouthfeel. Nicely balanced and Oaky.

Right out of the bottle, it is in your face kind of wine, but as it opens up, it calms down a bit with less oak and vanilla notes, so give it 20 minutes.

Will be nice to see how this evolves in 5 to 7 years.

Good by itself or with food. I paired it with a cheese plate.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$55.

Pale straw in color with a golden hue.

Strong nose of citrus, vanilla, spices, oak, yellow apples, pears and white pepper.

Full bodied, buttery and smooth, with medium plus acidity.

Dry on the palate with citrus, melons, apples, light grapefruits, spices, hazelnuts, oak, vanilla and peppercorn.

Nice length on the finish with spices and almonds.

This is a very tasty Chardonnay from Russian River Valley.

Spicy and intriguing. Interesting with a buttery, smooth mouthfeel. Nicely balanced and Oaky.

Right out of the bottle, it is in your face kind of wine, but as it opens up, it calms down a bit with less oak and vanilla notes, so give it 20 minutes.

Will be nice to see how this evolves in 5 to 7 years.

Good by itself or with food. I paired it with a cheese plate.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$55.

Nov 16th, 2020
Donald Patz

Owner/Winemaker Patz & Hall

9.5

I’m posting this because James Suckling’s recent review of Sonoma Wines included this score. It’s very nice to see it enjoyed!

I’m posting this because James Suckling’s recent review of Sonoma Wines included this score. It’s very nice to see it enjoyed!

1 person found it helpfulNov 24th, 2018
Henrik Poulsen

Henrik had this 3 years ago

Henrik had this 3 years ago

1 person found it helpfulSep 24th, 2018
Donald Patz

Owner/Winemaker Patz & Hall

This is my first release from Maritana Vineyards - the 2017 La Rivière Russian River Valley Chardonnay. It is coming out officially September 1, 2018. 55% Dutton Ranch - Shop Block (planted in 1967) and 45% Big River Vineyard in the Russian River Valley - barrel fermented primarily in 1 year old oak; 100% ML, our lies aged. Age or drink now... I look forward to others rating it.

This is my first release from Maritana Vineyards - the 2017 La Rivière Russian River Valley Chardonnay. It is coming out officially September 1, 2018. 55% Dutton Ranch - Shop Block (planted in 1967) and 45% Big River Vineyard in the Russian River Valley - barrel fermented primarily in 1 year old oak; 100% ML, our lies aged. Age or drink now... I look forward to others rating it.

Aug 29th, 2018
Kurt-Inge Eklund

Kurt-Inge had this a year ago

Kurt-Inge had this a year ago

May 15th, 2020
Mike Lee

Beverage Manager/Sommelier Catch Miami

9.3

Mike had this 2 years ago

Mike had this 2 years ago

Jan 21st, 2019
Eric Chang

Eric had this a year ago

Eric had this a year ago

Mar 31st, 2020