Mayacamas Vineyards

Mt. Veeder Chardonnay

9.1244 ratings
9.1105 pro ratings
Mt. Veeder, Napa Valley, California, USA
Chardonnay
Top Notes For
Shay A
9.2

Another Wednesday Wine Committee in the books. Great hosting by @Bill Makens . 1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds, 1 dessert wine all served blind.

Potential for this to increase in score over the next 5-7yrs. Very similar to the Saint Aubin burgundy before it, but slightly more reductive. Grilled poached pear, wet rock, lemon honey and honeysuckle dominate, with ripping acidity powering this wine to the finish. Hold and enjoy in a few years.

Another Wednesday Wine Committee in the books. Great hosting by @Bill Makens . 1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds, 1 dessert wine all served blind.

Potential for this to increase in score over the next 5-7yrs. Very similar to the Saint Aubin burgundy before it, but slightly more reductive. Grilled poached pear, wet rock, lemon honey and honeysuckle dominate, with ripping acidity powering this wine to the finish. Hold and enjoy in a few years.

Sep 5th, 2019
Amer S. Ahmed

Complex and pretty expression of high-altitude California Chardonnay, full of yellow apple, peach, citrus, some mango, and hints of dill on a medium plus frame with buttermilk and creaminess to round out the lasting finish - no overpowering oak and a delightful sipper

Complex and pretty expression of high-altitude California Chardonnay, full of yellow apple, peach, citrus, some mango, and hints of dill on a medium plus frame with buttermilk and creaminess to round out the lasting finish - no overpowering oak and a delightful sipper

Nov 4th, 2018
Bob McDonald

Amazingly detailed and detuned for my limited experience of Napa Chardonnay. Traces of honey and funky nutty notes. Up there with Kongsgaard as my favourite US Chardonnay so far. As a general observation US Wines seem readily available in Denmark amongst the sea of Natural Wines.

Amazingly detailed and detuned for my limited experience of Napa Chardonnay. Traces of honey and funky nutty notes. Up there with Kongsgaard as my favourite US Chardonnay so far. As a general observation US Wines seem readily available in Denmark amongst the sea of Natural Wines.

Aug 11th, 2018
Jay Kline

Okay...shit is getting real at Mayacamas these days. This was easily one of the more enjoyable new world Chardonnay’s I’ve had in a long time. Citrus, tropical fruits, marzipan, minerals...all presented with such a cool confidence. This wine has personality that causes you to take notice due to its affability and then delivers over and over. Bravo.

Okay...shit is getting real at Mayacamas these days. This was easily one of the more enjoyable new world Chardonnay’s I’ve had in a long time. Citrus, tropical fruits, marzipan, minerals...all presented with such a cool confidence. This wine has personality that causes you to take notice due to its affability and then delivers over and over. Bravo.

Jul 31st, 2018
Tor Kenward

1981. Fresher than any white Burgs I’ve had from decade lately. Med gold memorable fruit tiny petrol. Good drink. I got this from property v

1981. Fresher than any white Burgs I’ve had from decade lately. Med gold memorable fruit tiny petrol. Good drink. I got this from property v

Jan 26th, 2018
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.0

The 125th anniversary 2014. Good, but for me a little too much butter to start that faded some as it opened up in the glass. The same with the heavy lemon and citrus flavors...somewhat over the top. Good acidity and finish. Just not the best pair with the first part of Turkey 🦃 dinner. I settled on this because I couldn’t find the Joseph Phelps Chardonnay I wanted for pairing.

The 125th anniversary 2014. Good, but for me a little too much butter to start that faded some as it opened up in the glass. The same with the heavy lemon and citrus flavors...somewhat over the top. Good acidity and finish. Just not the best pair with the first part of Turkey 🦃 dinner. I settled on this because I couldn’t find the Joseph Phelps Chardonnay I wanted for pairing.

Nov 24th, 2017
Patrick Derdeyn

There is potential in here somewhere, but right now the fruit is hiding way back behind a wall of acidity. It's very burgundian in that way (trope alert!) but the way it drinks now the path to improvement is through complexity with age. I don't think this was meant to be open any time soon. Give it at least 5 more years.

There is potential in here somewhere, but right now the fruit is hiding way back behind a wall of acidity. It's very burgundian in that way (trope alert!) but the way it drinks now the path to improvement is through complexity with age. I don't think this was meant to be open any time soon. Give it at least 5 more years.

Oct 14th, 2017
Eric Urbani

2007. Outstanding, not even peaking yet.

2007. Outstanding, not even peaking yet.

Jul 23rd, 2017
Julia Weinberg

At Mayacamas, looking out to the San Pablo Bay. Tasting the influence of the marine breeze and spirited land. If the pinnacle of a wine is doing the land justice, not screwing up its potential and maybe, just maybe, capturing even a faction of its magic - well that is what this does. It's hella meta. And I will never drink this wine with out thinking of and feeling this site again. And hopefully I will drink this wine often because my god is it delicious. A draw you in sweetness on the nose and wake you up energy in the mouth.

At Mayacamas, looking out to the San Pablo Bay. Tasting the influence of the marine breeze and spirited land. If the pinnacle of a wine is doing the land justice, not screwing up its potential and maybe, just maybe, capturing even a faction of its magic - well that is what this does. It's hella meta. And I will never drink this wine with out thinking of and feeling this site again. And hopefully I will drink this wine often because my god is it delicious. A draw you in sweetness on the nose and wake you up energy in the mouth.

3 people found it helpfulMar 13th, 2015
Joe Lucca

2016 vintage strutting it’s stuff. Meyer lemon, chalk, wet river stones, and cara cara orange.

2016 vintage strutting it’s stuff. Meyer lemon, chalk, wet river stones, and cara cara orange.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 14th, 2019