Mayacamas Vineyards

The Terraces Chardonnay

9.313 ratings
9.46 pro ratings
California, USA
Chardonnay
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
Joe D'Angelo

I’ve always adored brilliant Chardonnay’s from Mayacamas, but this one is extra special. 2013 was the last vintage for this beauty. Vines were ripped out after the harvest. Don’t miss it if you have the chance.

I’ve always adored brilliant Chardonnay’s from Mayacamas, but this one is extra special. 2013 was the last vintage for this beauty. Vines were ripped out after the harvest. Don’t miss it if you have the chance.

Jul 10th, 2019
Joe Lucca

Last vintage produced, this is now replanted to Cabernet. Really lovely and not showing any signs of age yet. Really bright and round. Citrus, wax, and fresh cut flowers.

Last vintage produced, this is now replanted to Cabernet. Really lovely and not showing any signs of age yet. Really bright and round. Citrus, wax, and fresh cut flowers.

Feb 14th, 2019
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
James Forsyth

The Terraces is named after a section of the Mayacamas estate that is, surprise surprise, terraced. This Chard is rich, tropical and delicious but not at all heavy. A treat to try.

The Terraces is named after a section of the Mayacamas estate that is, surprise surprise, terraced. This Chard is rich, tropical and delicious but not at all heavy. A treat to try.

Nov 30th, 2017
Sam Coturri

Winery Sixteen 600, Enterprise Vineyards and the Moon Mountain District

9.5

Boom! If only all California Chardonnay could taste like this...a single block of old vines. Perfect touch of oaky vanilla but now overblown, great acidity and texture. Wow.

Boom! If only all California Chardonnay could taste like this...a single block of old vines. Perfect touch of oaky vanilla but now overblown, great acidity and texture. Wow.

Mar 27th, 2017
Henrik Poulsen

From magnum.

From magnum.

Apr 26th, 2017
Evan Bienstock

Terrific CA chard (which I don’t drink a lot of), with a great story. This is the final bottling of very old vines. This was great!

Terrific CA chard (which I don’t drink a lot of), with a great story. This is the final bottling of very old vines. This was great!

May 17th, 2019
Aaron Rankin

Drinking this on Chinese New Year and I swear I get a similar nose to baijiu.

Drinking this on Chinese New Year and I swear I get a similar nose to baijiu.

Feb 5th, 2019
Aaron Rankin

Minutes after the pop. Light straw color. Visible body. Nose of wax up front with minerals, backed by soft butterscotch. A swirl exposes some petrol and kiwi. Richly textured, it covers the palette. Depth and breadth throughout. Beautiful acid and a lengthy finish. Fantastic!

Minutes after the pop. Light straw color. Visible body. Nose of wax up front with minerals, backed by soft butterscotch. A swirl exposes some petrol and kiwi. Richly textured, it covers the palette. Depth and breadth throughout. Beautiful acid and a lengthy finish. Fantastic!

Dec 30th, 2017
PS Michaels

Last gasp of old vines before ripped out. Wow.

Last gasp of old vines before ripped out. Wow.

Jun 19th, 2017