Mariah Vineyard Mendocino Ridge Chardonnay, 2017 (1.5 l)

Produced by Bee Hunter Wine

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.     Thrice used 400 gallon foudre for fermentation and ageing.   No new oak.   Whole cluster pressed, native yeast, native malo.  Aged on on the lees for nine months.  It’s 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 pastas with cream. 

Mendocino Ridge, Mendocino, California
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Food Pairing

Fish, Pasta Carbonara, Roast Poultry

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Tasting Notes

Apricot, Peach, Tangerine, Baked Apple

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Anderson Valley, Mendocino, California

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Chardonnay ()
ABV: 14.0%
Chardonnay from Mariah Vineyard, Mendocino Ridge ().

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