Welcome to Wine Pro Picks.
We are excited to be introducing our new Wine Pro Picks! Every month we will showcase a relatively small production, quality wine, meant for everyday enjoyment. Our team of wine professionals have hand-selected these delicious, unique gems that will not break the bank! To top it off, we have included our personal wine pairings (these are wines we have gotten to know well as they end up on our dinner table often). Keep a lookout for minimal intervention wines, grower Champagne, famous winemakers’ second labels, etc.
Mayacamas has one of the most historied cellars in all Napa Valley. Tucked in the Mayacamas mountain range, on Mt. Veeder, this property dates back to the 1800’s. Their cellar contains large barrels and foudres from the '20s which they still use today, and it is said to have even been in use during prohibition by bootleggers. Mayacamas gives us wines of unfaltering character. Using their ultra-neutral oak is just one of the ways they pull this off.
The 2020 Chardonnay is no exception; its ripping acid and focused minerality is as captivating as the upgraded property. Notes of Lemon curd, white flowers, followed by a creamy texture on the palate and flavors of pear and brine. Air this wine with lemon herb roasted whole chicken.