The vineyards at Mayacamas yield crops of small, intensely flavoured fruit, resulting in this beautifully crafted Chardonnay.
Founded way back in 1889 by a pickle magnate called John Henry Fisher, the original property was planted to the vine and a winery was built so that barrels of the estate wine could be produced and sold in San ...Learn more
“The 2014 Chardonnay is brilliant. Lemon oil, white flowers, mint, almonds and smoke are all beautifully delineated in this transparent, super-finessed Chardonnay built on total finesse. The decision to pick a touch earlier plus the blocked malo style result in a focused, energetic Chardonnay that hits all the right notes. ”
“Pale lemon yellow. Almost Chablis-like nose – very racy and refreshing indeed with the lightest of lees influence. Masses of acidity and a juicy, bone dry finish. This is lightyears from the old popcorn-rich California Chardonnay stereotype. Very clean, fresh and appetising with the lightest undertow that reminds us it was aged in oak rather than stainless steel. Very competent. One to confound a few European blind tasters, I would have thought.”
“Mayacamas is setting a new standard for what California Chardonnay can be. Don't miss it.”