Chardonnay has been an important part of the Mayacamas story since the 1950s. The style, perfected by Bob Travers, gives wines that are lean, crisp and refined in their youth, and that develop flavors, layers and textures over the course of years, even decades. The 2011 Chardonnay is no exception. The wine is regal yet restrained, offering hints of pear skin, fig, and first fall rain. Malolactic fermentation was prevented, so the wine retains a focus and structure that is appealing now, and will allow it to age.