WINE REVIEW: Mayacamas 2019 Chardonnay, Mt. Veeder - Napa Valley, CA ($52)
by Andrew Chalk
This is Napa Valley royalty. When you open a bottle of Mayacamus you hold your breath as you pull the cork. Pour without comment. Sniff and taste in silence before delivering your pronouncement. Such is the possibility of uncovering great things. This wine continues the tradition with industry critics giving it 93/100 points.
The wine presents a closed and earthy nose, a full body with clear lemon notes, and a finish of lemon and chardonnay fruit. Complex and persisting in the mouth and on the finish this wine is a classy chardonnay.