Maryetta Wines

Owner(s) Phil Jones
Web site www.maryettawines.com
 
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A boutique winery specializing in organic wines from Mendocino County.

Owner Phil Jones founded the winery. He worked at Windemere Winery while a student at Cal Poly at San Luis Obispo, and later worked as a wine marketing specialist for luxury brands in the California Coast. His discovery of Mendocino County Pinot Noir led him to found Maryetta Wines.

Winemaker Damon Bailey crafts the wines at Venge in Napa Valley.

Reviewed Wines

2017 Maryetta Wines Valenti Ranch Mendocino Ridge Pinot Noir

13.9% alc., pH 3.73, 92 cases, $45. Vineyard farmed by Jason Drew and Vineyards Logistics. Clones are Pommard, “828,” and a Rochioli selection. Whole berry native fermentation. Aged on the lees for 11 months in French oak barrels, 2 to 5-year-old. Bottled unfiltered, without Velcorin. · Light garnet color in the glass. Initial aromas are skewed more toward wood, earth and crusty bread with little purple berry charm. A little more ripeness and concentration than the 2016 version of this wine, with more tannin and more oak infusion, and overall a little less charming. The finish is mildly astringent. The aromatics arrived with more fruit and spice when tasted the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle. Score: 90. Reviewed January 17, 2019 ARTICLE »

2016 Maryetta Wines “Black Hoop” Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

12.8% alc., pH 3.71, 140 cases, $32. Farming by Jason Drew and Vineyards Logistics. Winemaking by Damon Bailey and Venge Vineyards crew. 50% Valenti Ranch and 50% Nash Mill Vineyard. Clones “828,” Pommard, 667, 115 and a Rochioli selection. Whole berry native fermentation. Aged 11 months on the lees in French oak barrels, 2 to 5-year-old. Bottled unfiltered, without Velcorin. · Moderate garnet color in the glass. Nicely perfumed with aromas of red cherry, spice, sandalwood and earthy flora. Impressive balance with buried tannins and a soothingly sleek mouth feel, offering discreetly concentrated red cherry and raspberry fruit flavors. The oak is deftly managed and the cherry-fueled finish is a delight. Score: 92. Reviewed January 17, 2019 ARTICLE »

2016 Maryetta Wines Nash Mill Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

13.2% alc., ph 3.68, 69 cases, $40. Farming by Jason Drew and Vineyards Logistics. Winemaking by Damon Bailey and Venge Vineyards crew. Clones 667 and 115. Whole berry native fermentation. Aged on the lees in French oak barrels, 2 to 5-year-old, for 11 months. Bottled unfiltered, without Velcorin. · Moderately light garnet color in the glass. Nicely scented, with aromas of fresh cherry, raspberry and oak spice. Fresh, wholesome and giving, with a mid weight core of black cherry fruit. Slightly earthy, with a satin texture and some finishing purpose. Score: 91. Reviewed January 17, 2019 ARTICLE »

2016 Maryetta Wines Valenti Ranch Mendocino Ridge Pinot Noir

12.7% alc., ph 3.59, 67 cases, $45. Clones are 667, “828,” Pommard, and a Rochioli selection. Whole berry native fermentation. Aged 11 months on the lees in French oak barrels, 2 to 5-year-old. Bottled unfiltered, without Velcorin. · Moderately light garnet color in the glass. Aromas of oak-kissed cherry and burnt tobacco. Flavors of red cherry and berry, spice and delicate oak. Juicy, with charming crispness and freshness. Modest tannins and some finishing length. Score: 91. Reviewed January 17, 2019 ARTICLE »

2014 Maryetta Wines Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

13.1% alc., pH 3.55, 48 cases, $38. Organically farmed vineyard. Pommard clones. Aged 12 months in once and twice used French oak barrels. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. The nose offers scents of dark cherry, blueberry, underbrush, petrol and a slight note of prune. Modest in weight, with a flavorful core of black cherry fruit with noticeable oak input. Silky in texture, with soft, chalky tannins, and a juicy finish that lacks a little intensity. Score: 89. Reviewed July 24, 2016 ARTICLE »



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