Marcy Piquette reviewed this wine:
Is this oaked or isn’t it? California has a reputation for full, buttery, spicily potent Chardonnays like the flamboyant great aunt at the Christmas get together. Yet the Mayacamas Chardonnay 2016 (Mt. Veeder, Napa) is that quiet young person that you alone notice. The lemony zing of a Meyer gives way to an Asian pear, green apple tang while its lovely acidity holds like an oboe’s long note. Subtle minerality, vanilla, the mouthfeel of lemon curd, a suggestive grace note of almond make this chard as balanced as a tightrope walker. A complement to herbes de provence chicken or sole almondine … and yes, it’s oaked.