PAUL MAROON became interested in winemaking over 40 years ago while as a young man helping his uncle make wine in Pennsylvania. In the back of his mind he always knew that for him Napa Valley was the place to be. Paul visited as often as possible throughout the years and finally in 2000 realized his dream and relocated to the Napa Valley. Here he began his life as a vintner and Paul has been growing grapes and making fine wines ever since. He married his beautiful wife, Reneé in September of 2013.
KELLY DARTER, a sixth-generation Napa Valley native, is our General Manager. Kelly came to us with an extensive background in marketing, PR and customer service – not to mention an in depth knowledge of the Napa Valley. Her family dates back to the early 1800’s, so if you want to know something about Napa, ask Kelly. She and her husband John and son Cody, also a native Napan, enjoy travel, snowboarding and of course, fine wine and dining!
About the Wine
2012 Chardonnay Reserve Oak Knoll Napa
528 cases produced
This beautiful Oak Knoll Chardonnay opens with aromatcis of poached pear, honeysuckle and tropical fruit. The Buttery and Creamy flavored 2012 Chardonnay is soft, round and plump. This sexy, medium to full-bodied white shows excellent purity. It has tremendious balance and an elegant long finish.
Meet The Winemaker
The focus of Maroon is usually on single varietal, single vineyard wines. Winemaker Chris Corley’s philosophy is to introduce as little winemaking manipulation as possible from the vineyard to the bottle. Along with their “estate” vineyard Maroon sources from a variety of premium vineyards in the valley including from Monticello.