Chardonnay Mariah Vineyard, 2017

Produced by Bee Hunter Wine

The Mariah vineyard is farmed and owned by Dan and Vicki Dooling and is one of the most sought-after vineyards by talented winemakers looking for sumptuous Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, and Zinfandel. This Chardonnay might be one of Andy’s best! The fruit here shines with peach, red apple, apricot, and a tangerine spice reminiscent of the great Meursault in Burgundy. Fruity, yet deliciously dry, this will pair with fish, poultry, Boeuf de Bourgogne, escargot, and pasta with cream.

Icons/location pin Mendocino Ridge, Mendocino, California
Icons/wine/white Burgundy-style Chardonnay
Icons/star Limited wine (283 cases produced)
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The details

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Structure
  • Tannin
  • Body
  • Acidity
  • Sweetness
  • Funkiness
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Food Pairing

Cheese Plate, Steamed Lobster, Almonds, Roast Chicken

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Tasting Notes

Butterscotch, Peach Pit, Nutty

What's cool?

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High Altitude Vineyard

Located at about 2600 feet above sea level, the Mariah vineyards is one of the prized sites in the Mendocino Ridge (Islands in the sky) AVA. Wolfey-Bearwallow soil complex. What's surprising is how high it is on the mountain, the loamy soil is quite deep. Dan and Vicki Dooling have been farming this vineyard organically for over 30 years.

Anderson Valley, Mendocino, California

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Nerdy Details

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What's in the bottle
Chardonnay ()
ABV: 14.1%
Harvest
Chardonnay from Mariah Vineyard, Mendocino Ridge ().
Press: Whole Cluster
Winemaking
Fermentation: Thrice used 400 gallon foudre for native yeast fermentation and ageing. No new oak.
Aging
Aged on the lees for nine months
Bottled on: 2019-04-19

Recommendations

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Loved by 1 Tastemakers
Hailey Bohlman Tastemaker

"Lovely notes of lemon, baked apple, vanilla, star fruit, and gravel. Perfect blend of fruit, oak, and minerality!"

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