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Mayacamas 2006 Chardonnay (Mount Veeder)

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  1. $35

You could enjoy this Chardonnay now, because it has lush pineapple, pear and mineral flavors, and smoky oak adds delicious notes of vanilla, honey and buttered toast. Yet it’s a tight wine, with searing acidity. One of the few California Chardonnays that needs age, it will come into its own after 2012.

 — S.H.  (12/31/2009)
93
points

Mayacamas 2002 Sauvignon Blanc (Napa Valley)

  1. $20

One of the best Sauvignons of this or any vintage, a brilliant and evocative wine of great style and flair. Powerfully dry, with citrus, fig, apple and peppery spice flavors and a lush overlay of oak. Compelling for its intensity and complexity.

 — S.H.  (12/15/2004)
92
points

Mayacamas 2007 Chardonnay (Mount Veeder)

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  1. $35

Offering none of the oaky, fruity richness of popular Chardonnays, this bottle needs to be figured out in a different way. It’s super-dry, acidic and minerally, with citrus fruit flavors that seem barely touched by oak. It’s a wine of structural integrity, made in the style of a great Chablis. One of the rare Chardonnays that should age.

 — S.H.  (8/1/2010)
92
points

Mayacamas 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon (Mount Veeder)

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  1. $65

A bit ungainly now, with massive red and black cherry flavors that burst out in jammy richness. But this is Mayacamas, whose Cabernets are built to last. The tannins are fierce, the acids entirely adequate to protect this wine through 2012, when it should begin to develop bottle character.

 — S.H.  (12/31/2009)
91
points

Mayacamas 2010 Sauvignon Blanc (Mount Veeder)

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  1. $25

A terrific Sauvignon Blanc, this is Mayacamas’s best in years. Bone dry and rich in mouthwatering acidity, it shows subtle layers of lemons, limes, oranges and spices, with a bitter grassiness that gives it a perfect bite.

 — S.H.  (9/1/2012)
91
points

Mayacamas 2007 Merlot (Mount Veeder)

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  1. $35

Most California Merlots won’t age well, but this one should. It’s tightly wound with acids and tannins; it’s bone dry, with a controlled expression of cherries, blackberries and minerals. Give it a spin in the cellar for five years.

 — S.H.  (8/1/2012)
88
points

Mayacamas 2010 Chardonnay (Mount Veeder)

  1. $40

Lean, dry and minerally, with tart flavors of grapefruit, lemon peel and Asian pear. The acidity is refreshingly crisp. This is a bottling that rarely does well in blind tastings because it’s so austere. But it is elegant.

 — S.H.  (7/1/2013)
88
points

Mayacamas 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon (Mount Veeder)

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  1. $65

Lots of dry elegance in this wine. It’s also more acidic than your typical Napa Cabernet, with a tart bite. The tannins are young and forceful, and the finish is totally dry. As presently constituted, it’s somewhat tough and lean. But the core of cherries and blackberries suggests some degree of ageabilty. Hold until 2015.

 — S.H.  (12/31/2011)
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