Mayacamas Mt Veeder Chardonnay 2018
|Region||California, Napa Valley, Mt. Veeder|
2018 marks our team's fifth vintage of Chardonnay. We began harvest on August 28th and finished on September 14th under ideal conditions. Hand sorted and pressed whole cluster, the Chardonnay was fermented and aged in barrel, puncheon and foudre with 10% new French oak. 12-months aging in oak built texture without eclipsing the delicate white flower notes that make this vintage so attractive. Overall, 2018 is lively and fresh, featuring acacia blossom, lemon zest, marzipan, and green pear notes underpinned by lingering salinity. A firm acid backbone will make for a mouthwatering finish over the next 15 years.
Made from decades-old dry-farmed vines planted to the Wente clone in rocky, volcanic soils, this is a stunning wine, flinty, fleshy and expansive, with undeniable minerality. Lemon zest, meringue and pear contrast against persistent acidity and a lasting briny tone that lifts the palate further. Enjoy from 2026-2032.