2022 Mayacamas Chardonnay Mt. Veeder

$69.95
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In the heart of their vineyards, cradled by rugged terrain, wines are meticulously crafted to capture the essence of their mountainous terroir. Hand-harvested grapes, chilled to preserve integrity, undergo careful sorting and gentle pressing. Fermented in oak, aged to perfection, each vintage reveals the distinct character of their cool-climate Chardonnay. Explore the artistry of their organically farmed, tradition-infused creations. Experience excellence uncorked.

The wine opens with lifted aromatics of subtle tones of jasmine and lemongrass supported by a lovely fruit set of Meyer lemon, white peach, and Bartlett pear. On the palate the wine expands, broadening the frame, bringing layers of texture and energy. Secondary flavors of bergamot, and green cardamom round out the mid-palate. The finish is long with lingering notes of orchard fruit, flint rock and salinity.

Varietal:
Chardonnay
Winemaker:
Braiden Albrech
Vintage:
2022
Aging:
12-18 months
Oak Treatment:
10% new oak, French and Austrian
Appellation:
Napa Valley
Sub-Appellation:
Mt. Veeder
Total Varietal Composition %:
100% Chardonnay
Alcohol %:
14.5%
Score Vinous:
92
SKU #:
1053871
Size:
750 ml Bottle
VN92

Vinous

The 2022 Chardonnay is a pretty, soft wine that offers tons of immediacy. Hints of tropical fruit, marzipan, tangerine oil, spice and chamomile show off the riper side of Chardonnay. As always, the malolactic fermentation is almost all blocked, so what comes through is the natural intensity of the year.