Mayacamas Vineyards

Napa Valley Pinot Noir

9.225 ratings
9.115 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Jason Heller

Master Sommelier

8.3

Jason had this 5 years ago

Jason had this 5 years ago

1 person found it helpfulJul 20th, 2014
Henrik Poulsen

From magnum.

From magnum.

Apr 26th, 2017
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

8.8

I would say that this Pinot rides the fence of it's not all that compelling but still very drinkable. It's very simple and straightforward. Cherries, strawberries, some chalk, not much minerality and finishes with fruit that really doesn't shine. Ok yet disappointing vs. expectation/hope! It does darken up (blackberries & dark cherries) a bit and showed some smokiness & spices after an hour in the decanter.

I would say that this Pinot rides the fence of it's not all that compelling but still very drinkable. It's very simple and straightforward. Cherries, strawberries, some chalk, not much minerality and finishes with fruit that really doesn't shine. Ok yet disappointing vs. expectation/hope! It does darken up (blackberries & dark cherries) a bit and showed some smokiness & spices after an hour in the decanter.

Aug 7th, 2016
Julia van der Vink

Production Forlorn Hope Winery

9.4

85 tight, vivid, little oxidation but entirely still holding on

85 tight, vivid, little oxidation but entirely still holding on

Aug 13th, 2015
Charles Antin

Senior Wine Specialist/Auctioneer Zachys

9.2

High Acid and silky tannin, mature fruits.

High Acid and silky tannin, mature fruits.

Jul 22nd, 2015
Steve Unwin

Shockingly youthful acid. Brightness shines through under relatively restrained secondary notes of dust cedar dried leaves. Savory on the finish.

Shockingly youthful acid. Brightness shines through under relatively restrained secondary notes of dust cedar dried leaves. Savory on the finish.

Apr 29th, 2015
Ezra Chomak

Bright, singing, still fresh and from '86. It's good to know @Jimmy Hayes.

Bright, singing, still fresh and from '86. It's good to know @Jimmy Hayes.

Feb 19th, 2015
Tor Kenward

Better than most 79 Burgs. Still bright alive

Better than most 79 Burgs. Still bright alive

Mar 31st, 2014
Colleen Fleming

Sales & Marketing Kelly Fleming Wines

9.1

Birth year wine!

Birth year wine!

Sep 6th, 2013
Ned Gray Creed

From magnum. Equally brilliant, but that 1984 had an extra level of elegance.

From magnum. Equally brilliant, but that 1984 had an extra level of elegance.

May 4th, 2019