2017 Chardonnay 'Mariah Vyd', Mendocino Ridge 1.5L
Located at about 2400 feet above sea level, the Mariah vineyards is one of the prized sites in the Mendocino Ridge (Islands in the sky) AVA. 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! Not forcing ML (buttery qualities) and only using 20% new French oak (the rest neutral), 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.