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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.
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 »