Mayacamas Vineyards

Mt. Veeder Chardonnay

9.059 ratings
9.115 pro ratings
Mt. Veeder, Napa Valley, California, USA
Chardonnay
Top Notes For
Chris McClellan

This was so dynamite..fresh, ripe pears and lemons, slight earth and button mushrooms with med + acid, love the slight buttery and nutty long finish. I could have guessed if blinded..Meursault..well done.,

This was so dynamite..fresh, ripe pears and lemons, slight earth and button mushrooms with med + acid, love the slight buttery and nutty long finish. I could have guessed if blinded..Meursault..well done.,

Dec 24th, 2018
Amer S. Ahmed

Complex and pretty expression of high-altitude California Chardonnay, full of yellow apple, peach, citrus, some mango, and hints of dill on a medium plus frame with buttermilk and creaminess to round out the lasting finish - no overpowering oak and a delightful sipper

Complex and pretty expression of high-altitude California Chardonnay, full of yellow apple, peach, citrus, some mango, and hints of dill on a medium plus frame with buttermilk and creaminess to round out the lasting finish - no overpowering oak and a delightful sipper

Nov 4th, 2018
Lee Pitofsky

Fresh and precise, notes of lemon curd, ripe pear, apple, creamy vanilla bean and minerals.

Fresh and precise, notes of lemon curd, ripe pear, apple, creamy vanilla bean and minerals.

Jul 28th, 2018
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.0

The 125th anniversary 2014. Good, but for me a little too much butter to start that faded some as it opened up in the glass. The same with the heavy lemon and citrus flavors...somewhat over the top. Good acidity and finish. Just not the best pair with the first part of Turkey 🦃 dinner. I settled on this because I couldn’t find the Joseph Phelps Chardonnay I wanted for pairing.

The 125th anniversary 2014. Good, but for me a little too much butter to start that faded some as it opened up in the glass. The same with the heavy lemon and citrus flavors...somewhat over the top. Good acidity and finish. Just not the best pair with the first part of Turkey 🦃 dinner. I settled on this because I couldn’t find the Joseph Phelps Chardonnay I wanted for pairing.

Nov 24th, 2017
Patrick Derdeyn

There is potential in here somewhere, but right now the fruit is hiding way back behind a wall of acidity. It's very burgundian in that way (trope alert!) but the way it drinks now the path to improvement is through complexity with age. I don't think this was meant to be open any time soon. Give it at least 5 more years.

There is potential in here somewhere, but right now the fruit is hiding way back behind a wall of acidity. It's very burgundian in that way (trope alert!) but the way it drinks now the path to improvement is through complexity with age. I don't think this was meant to be open any time soon. Give it at least 5 more years.

Oct 14th, 2017
Jesse Fox

Great old style California elegance, nutmeg and brown spice on the nose and tart apricot and citrus on the palate.

Great old style California elegance, nutmeg and brown spice on the nose and tart apricot and citrus on the palate.

1 person found it helpfulAug 17th, 2016
Bill Bender

A fresh and lively wine. I was struck by the focus, balance and minerality of this Chardonnay. Very Burgundian and nothing cloying here at all.

A fresh and lively wine. I was struck by the focus, balance and minerality of this Chardonnay. Very Burgundian and nothing cloying here at all.

Jul 5th, 2017
Daniel P. Drake

The evenings wine is the 2014 Mayacamas Chardonnay, the 125th Anniversary. This is a very nice chardonnay that is easy to drink and pleasing to the palate.

At first opening the were loads of citrus, apple, lemon, honeysuckle, praline, vanilla, white flowers and an earthy minerality.

The palate shows rich notes of lemon, green apple, lemon zest, lemon curd, honeysuckle, vanilla bean and a stoney minerality.

This wine brings out a crisp, lively and clean long finish that continues the fresh citrus notes. There is also medium + mouthwatering acidity.

A clean chardonnay that is pleasing to the palate and can be enjoyed with many foods. Have a great week and enjoy life to its fullest. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

The evenings wine is the 2014 Mayacamas Chardonnay, the 125th Anniversary. This is a very nice chardonnay that is easy to drink and pleasing to the palate.

At first opening the were loads of citrus, apple, lemon, honeysuckle, praline, vanilla, white flowers and an earthy minerality.

The palate shows rich notes of lemon, green apple, lemon zest, lemon curd, honeysuckle, vanilla bean and a stoney minerality.

This wine brings out a crisp, lively and clean long finish that continues the fresh citrus notes. There is also medium + mouthwatering acidity.

A clean chardonnay that is pleasing to the palate and can be enjoyed with many foods. Have a great week and enjoy life to its fullest. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

Jun 4th, 2017
Lynn Penner-Ash

Owner/Winemaker Penner-Ash

9.1

Some wet stone and a touch of matchstick. Very compact and lively. Has longevity and freshness

Some wet stone and a touch of matchstick. Very compact and lively. Has longevity and freshness

Jan 16th, 2017
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.0

Big, thick, slightly sour, Meyer lemons, golden raisins, golden apple, lime pulp, grapefruit with pits, yellow lilies, honey graham crackers, waxy, round powdery minerality that is sticky on the tongue and nice, long, round finish. Photo features our family semi-famous and traditional gum drop tree. Hope you all have a great Christmas Eve, Christmas, Hanukkah and happy New Year!!! 🎆 🌲 🤶 ⭐️ 🎅

Big, thick, slightly sour, Meyer lemons, golden raisins, golden apple, lime pulp, grapefruit with pits, yellow lilies, honey graham crackers, waxy, round powdery minerality that is sticky on the tongue and nice, long, round finish. Photo features our family semi-famous and traditional gum drop tree. Hope you all have a great Christmas Eve, Christmas, Hanukkah and happy New Year!!! 🎆 🌲 🤶 ⭐️ 🎅

Dec 25th, 2016