94pts Tasting Panel
At an elevation of more than 1,800 feet, Mayacama’s mountain terroir is fitting for this edgy, lean white. Its fifth vintage shows acidity that’s pure and focused, no small feat given the year’s warm conditions. Sourced primarily from 40-year-old dry-farmed vines, the wine was aged on the lees for seven months, followed by 12 months of barrel aging and six months more in stainless steel. Notes of oregano and chamomile interlace with minerality as a lemon tartness keeps it fresh and crisp to the finish.
94pts James Suckling
Very pretty, old-school style with sliced-lemon, apple and candied-lemon character. Creamy undertones. Full-bodied, tight and dense. Creamy yet tangy finish. Drink or hold.
92pts Wine Spectator
Vibrantly fresh, with well-proportioned flavors of McIntosh apple, Asian pear and dried quince, backed by fresh acidity. The minerally finish lingers with good snap. Drink now through 2024.
The 2017 vintage of Mayacamas Chardonnay — our team's fifth — showcases both site and vintage beautifully. Aromas of ripe lemon honeysuckle and crushed oyster shell highlight the nose. On the palate, the wine has the classic Mayacamas acidity and is framed nicely by the textural richness in the mid-palate that comes from a warm vintage.