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Mayacamas Chardonnay Mt. Veeder 2018

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JS94

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JH

Price: $59.00

 
Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

96 Points | WE
“Made from decades-old dry-farmed vines planted to the Wente clone in rocky, volcanic soils, this is a stunning wine, flinty, fleshy and expansive, with undeniable minerality. Lemon zest, meringue and pear contrast against persistent acidity and a lasting briny tone that lifts the palate further. Enjoy from 2026–2032.” - Wine Enthusiast

94 Points | JS
“Mayacamas always delivers such focused and well-crafted chardonnay like this with cooked-apple, pear, light vanilla and seashell character on the palate. It’s tight and super integrated with a tight, creamy palate that goes on for minutes. Serious structure. Drink or hold.” - James Suckling

93 Points | DC
“Ripe and floral in the warm 2018 vintage. The nose gives off notes of pineapple rind, apple blossom and honeysuckle. The palate is fresh and flashy, with flavours of nectarine, roasted pineapples and ocean breeze. A definitive example of a one-of-a-kind California Chardonnay that combines a ripe, sunny and tropical nature with the tension of dry-farmed mountain fruit.” - Decanter
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Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

96 Points | WE
“Made from decades-old dry-farmed vines planted to the Wente clone in rocky, volcanic soils, this is a stunning wine, flinty, fleshy and expansive, with undeniable minerality. Lemon zest, meringue and pear contrast against persistent acidity and a lasting briny tone that lifts the palate further. Enjoy from 2026–2032.” - Wine Enthusiast

94 Points | JS
“Mayacamas always delivers such focused and well-crafted chardonnay like this with cooked-apple, pear, light vanilla and seashell character on the palate. It’s tight and super integrated with a tight, creamy palate that goes on for minutes. Serious structure. Drink or hold.” - James Suckling

93 Points | DC
“Ripe and floral in the warm 2018 vintage. The nose gives off notes of pineapple rind, apple blossom and honeysuckle. The palate is fresh and flashy, with flavours of nectarine, roasted pineapples and ocean breeze. A definitive example of a one-of-a-kind California Chardonnay that combines a ripe, sunny and tropical nature with the tension of dry-farmed mountain fruit.” - Decanter



Ratings Sources

RP - Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
WS - Wine Spectator
CWA - California Wine Advisors
JS - James Suckling
IWR - International Wine Review

Winery Mayacamas

Vineyard Designate

AVA Mount Veeder

Region Napa Valley