2015 Mayacamas Chardonnay Mt. Veeder

$49.95
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Old-vine, non-malo mountain Chardonnay that is built to age simply doesn’t get any better than this. Give this diamond-cut Chardonnay at least 2-5 years in your cellar before regaling your guests with it. Galloni calls it “surprisingly rich and unctuous yet it also retains its mid-weight feel. Orchard fruit, white flowers and mint, along with slightly tropical overtones, give the 2015 much of its distinctive personality. Tasted again after the reds, with a good 30 minutes in the glass, the Chardonnay is flat-out gorgeous.”

Varietal:
Chardonnay
Winemaker:
Andy Erickson
Vintage:
2015
Appellation:
Napa Valley
Sub-Appellation:
Mt. Veeder
SKU #:
1WMAY15CH3
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The 2015 Chardonnay emerges from dry-farmed, old vines on the property. In this vintage, the Chardonnay is surprisingly rich and unctuous yet it also retains its mid-weight feel. Orchard fruit, white flowers and mint, along with slightly tropical overtones, give the 2015 much of its distinctive personality. Readers who can find the 2015 should plan on cellaring it for at least a few years, as the wine needs time to shed its baby fat. Tasted again after the reds, with a good 30 minutes in the glass, the Chardonnay is flat-out gorgeous. About 80% of the wine spent time in larger foudres, which likely helped it retain a measure of freshness.