Morrell & Co. Wine Catalog

FALL 2016

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C A liforni A Mayacamas is one of the most iconic estates in Napa Valley, with a legacy of producing some of the most compelling and age-worthy wines we will ever see from their Mount Veeder vineyards. n apa's n e W b ench M ark F or c hardonnay W hen the opportunity presented itself, Charles b anks (think s creaming e agle and Jonata) jumped at the opportunity to purchase and revitalize this historic property—and now we are all reaping the rewards. f or decades, their claim to fame has been the iconic Cabernet s auvignon. h owever, as change sweeps across the landscape of m ayacamas, special attention is being paid to the hidden potential found throughout the vineyards, and that's in the Chardonnay. t he 2014 m ayacamas Chardonnay is easily one of the top examples coming out of n apa today. p roduced in a finessed, energetic and classically pure style, it is a polarizing wine that shows us what chardonnay is truly capable of in the valley. ✦ Mayacamas v ineyards Chardonnay Napa 2014 AG 96 » $50 "...a focused, energetic Chardonnay that hits all the right notes." (1704371)

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