Lot #42 MARITANA VINEYARDS
- Russian River Valley
ABOUT THE WINE:
“Isis Cuvée” is a collaboration between Donald Patz and Isis Daniel, who have worked together to create a distinctive wine from the 2021 vintage of Chardonnay. The diversity between Donald Patz, a longtime wine professional and current owner and winemaker for Maritana Vineyards, and Isis Daniel, a sommelier and wine consultant known as “The Millenial Somm” on Instagram and TikTok, is the key to this lot. These two could not be more different and yet they have combined their tastes to create a vineyard blend that aligns with both their sensibilities.
Maritana Vineyards was born in 2017, a new venture started by Donald Patz after completing 29 vintages with Patz and Hall. Donald Patz and Isis Daniel began a dialog via Instagram that eventually led to Ms. Daniel visiting Sonoma to see Maritana Vineyards in person. Their time together walking in the vineyard and talking about wine led to the crazy idea of collaborating on this 2022 Sonoma County Barrel Auction lot.
While most wines are the vision of a single winemaker, “Isis Cuvée” is a blend of multiple Chardonnay vineyard sources based on the blending choices of both Donald and Isis. The wine is well balanced with moderate alcohol and features higher toned, citrus, apple, and peach flavors along with a subtle spiciness. It was made to be delicious either by itself or with a wide variety of lighter foods.
WINEMAKER(S): Donald Patz, Isis Daniel
ESTIMATED BOTTLING DATE: August 2022
ESTIMATED SHIPPING DATE: November 2022
National Distribution: AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, HI, IL, KY, LA, MD, MA, NV, NJ, NY, NC, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, Washington, DC
International Distribution: Please inquire for more information.A winemaker dinner or store visit is offered in your market as part of this lot. Must be scheduled on a mutually agreeable date.