Mayacamas Mt. Veeder Chardonnay 2019
|Region||California, Napa Valley, Mt. Veeder|
Three words come to mind when tasting the 2019: volume, breadth, and focus. The wine opens with lifted aromatics of acacia and jasmine supported by a lovely fruit set of ripe Barlett pear, tart pineapple, and cantaloupe. On the palate the wine expands, broadening the frame, bringing layers of texture. Secondary flavors of lemon oil, almond, and chamomile round out the mid-palate. The finish is long with lingering notes of bright tropics, orchard fruit, and crushed flint rock.
The 2019 Chardonnay is fabulous. Next to the 2018 in this tasting, it has more resonance and overall depth. Power, depth and energy all come together in this beautifully layered, expressive Chardonnay. Lemon oil, almond, chamomile and dried flowers fill out the layers effortlessly. The 2019 is such a gorgeous wine.