Maritana Vineyards is the new project from California winemaking veteran Donald Patz. After 29 vintages with his previous company Patz & Hall he decided that the time was right for a new challenge. His goal, to produce Chardonnay and Pinot Noir based wines that emphasize unique sites within the Russian River Valley.
“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.” – 95 Points, James Suckling
“From three separate sites, Winemaker Donald Patz has crafted a wine with an effusive nose of caramel, oak, pear and honey. The full-bodied palate is balanced by firm tannins and heightened acidity. Overall, it’s fresh and fleshy in equal measure.” – 93 Points, Wine Enthusiast