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Amanti Vino USD 52.99 750ml

Mayacamas Chardonnay Mt Veeder 2015

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The last Mayacamas Chardonnay I recommended on this site was Bob Travers’ 2000 that was re-released last year. It showed only a slight bit of oxidation, which is expected from an older Chardonnay; but which only adds complexity to the wine. Travers’ ’01 Chardonnay, re-released this year, shows a bit too much oxidation and is on the decline. But the latest release (Travers’ wines are usually held-back, a lost practice in California, because they are almost all long-lived), the 2004, will hold up for about five more years, which will be shorter-lived than the ‘00. The latest Chardonnay from this European-style American winemaker, from his 2,000-foot high, dry-farmed vineyard, is still holding in its essence. But on the palate it’s beautifully balanced with some elegance and lemon-lime zest undertones. Hold onto it for a couple of years and than drink it through about 2012. The oak regimen for Travers’ Chardonnays are usually the same year-to-year. It’s held in 1,000-gallon American oak tanks for six months and then placed in smaller, mostly used, French oak barrels for another year without malolactic fermentation or sur-lie aging. The stated alcohol is a bit higher than usual, creeping up to 14.5 percent. There were just over 1,000 cases produced.

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Mayacamas Vineyards is a wine estate located in the Mayacamas Mountains that divide the Napa and Sonoma Valleys. The old stone winery is perched on the edge of a dormant volcano crater near the top of Mt. Veeder. Fifty two acres of vineyards are planted on mountain sides ranging from 1,800 to 2,400 feet above sea level. Deer, eagles, coyotes, cougars, foxes, bobcats, and an occasional bear stil... Read more
Mayacamas Vineyards is a wine estate located in the Mayacamas Mountains that divide the Napa and Sonoma Valleys. The old stone winery is perched on the edge of a dormant volcano crater near the top of Mt. Veeder. Fifty two acres of vineyards are planted on mountain sides ranging from 1,800 to 2,400 feet above sea level. Deer, eagles, coyotes, cougars, foxes, bobcats, and an occasional bear still inhabit this rugged terrain. The winery was built in 1889 by John Henry Fisher, a German immigrant, who first worked as a sword engraver in Philadelphia and then became a pickle merchant in San Francisco. The winery was also used by his family as a summer home and as a ranch to raise and care for the horses he used to deliver pickles to his clients in San Francisco. He sold his wine by the barrel. The barrels were loaded onto horse drawn wagons, driven fifteen miles to the Napa River, and then transferred to ferry boats which took the wine to San Francisco where it was bottled and sold At Mayacamas Vineyards our objective is to make wine with as much flavor, complexity and character as grapes can deliver. Given proper care and enough time, we believe these make the most interesting and enjoyable wines of all. Read less

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Vintage: 2001 09/13/2008

Four and a half glasses


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Vintage: 2004 10/16/2008

The last Mayacamas Chardonnay I recommended on this site was Bob Travers’ 2000 that was re-released last year. It showed only a slight bit of oxidation, which is expected from an older Chardonnay; but which only adds complexity to the wine. Travers’ ’01 Chardonnay, re-released this year, shows a bit too much oxidation and is on the decline. But the latest release (Travers’ wines are usually held-back, a lost practice in California, because they are almost all long-lived), the 2004, will hold up for about five more years, which will be shorter-lived than the ‘00. The latest Chardonnay from this European-style American winemaker, from his 2,000-foot high, dry-farmed vineyard, is still holding in its essence. But on the palate it’s beautifully balanced with some elegance and lemon-lime zest undertones. Hold onto it for a couple of years and than drink it through about 2012. The oak regimen for Travers’ Chardonnays are usually the same year-to-year. It’s held in 1,000-gallon American oak tanks for six months and then placed in smaller, mostly used, French oak barrels for another year without malolactic fermentation or sur-lie aging. The stated alcohol is a bit higher than usual, creeping up to 14.5 percent. There were just over 1,000 cases produced.


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Vintage: 2000 01/16/2009

A Chardonnay wine from California in USA. 2000 Mayacamas Chardonnay 750ml



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