2021 Mayacamas Vineyards Chardonnay

Chardonnay - 750ML
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REVIEWS

VN 95 JS 94 JD 94 WA 92 WS 92
VN 95

Vinous, February 2023

The 2021 Chardonnay is a rich, phenolic wine that shows just how distinctive this site is. Rich and layered, with striking intensity, the 2021 is lights out today. Lemon oil, almond, dried flowers and earthy undertones...
JS 94

jamessuckling.com, December 2023

Clean, razor-sharp chardonnay with chalky lemons, fresh pineapple, dried tangerine peel, flint and dried herbs. Hints of praline, too. Medium- to full-bodied, crisp and tense with vivid acidity coming through. Chalky...
JD 94

jebdunnuck.com, December 2023

The 2021 Chardonnay is bright and racy, with a clean, pure style as well as a kiss of good reduction in its citrus, lemon, and tart melon-like aromas and flavors. This Chablis-like Chardonnay will evolve nicely over the...
WA 92

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, March 2023

(92+ points) The 2021 Chardonnay is made in a crisp, restrained style, spending 12 months in a mix of different barrels, up to 500 liters in volume. Less than 10% are new, and malolactic fermentation is blocked to retain...
WS 92

Wine Spectator, January 2023

Features a fresh mix of Meyer lemon, pomelo and pear flavors at the core, with terrific structure, vibrancy and intensity. Juicy finish, where lemon thyme oil and mineral notes linger. Drink now through 2034. 1,985 cases...

WINE DETAILS

Color & Type White
Varietal Chardonnay
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Appellation Napa
Vintage 2021
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13%
Closure Cork

Mayacamas Vineyards presents the 2021 Mayacamas Chardonnay, a white wine from the renowned Napa region in California's North Coast. Known for its crisp and restrained style, this vintage is a prime example of Mayacamas' meticulous winemaking approach. The wine is bottled with a cork closure and boasts an alcohol content of 13.0%.

A standout feature of this Chardonnay is its winemaking process, which includes spending 12 months in a mix of different barrels, with less than 10% being new. Notably, malolactic fermentation is blocked to retain the wine's freshness. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate highlights this, describing it as a wine where "melon, pear and citrus notes come through on the nose and medium-bodied palate, while the finish is moderately silky in texture yet zesty, powered by bright lemon-lime notes." This review awarded the wine 92 points.

Vinous provided an exceptional review, rating the 2021 Chardonnay at 95 points. Antonio Galloni notes the wine's rich, phenolic nature and striking intensity, stating, "The 2021 is lights out today. Lemon oil, almond, dried flowers and earthy undertones open beautifully with aeration."

Wine Spectator also praised the wine, giving it 92 points and emphasizing its "fresh mix of Meyer lemon, pomelo and pear flavors at the core, with terrific structure, vibrancy and intensity. Juicy finish, where lemon thyme oil and mineral notes linger." The reviewer suggests that the wine can be enjoyed now through 2034, with 1,985 cases produced.

James Suckling awarded the Chardonnay 94 points, describing it as "Clean, razor-sharp chardonnay with chalky lemons, fresh pineapple, dried tangerine peel, flint and dried herbs. Hints of praline, too. Medium- to full-bodied, crisp and tense with vivid acidity coming through. Chalky minerality. Very dynamic and characterful."

Jeb Dunnuck echoed these sentiments with another 94-point review, calling the wine "bright and racy, with a clean, pure style as well as a kiss of good reduction in its citrus, lemon, and tart melon-like aromas and flavors. This Chablis-like Chardonnay will evolve nicely over the coming 10-12 years if well stored."

In summary, the 2021 Mayacamas Chardonnay is a well-crafted wine with a balanced profile, receiving high praise from multiple reviewers for its freshness, complexity, and aging potential.