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Snooth User: Tobybeth


Posted by Tobybeth, Jul 6, 2010.

We will be visiting the Napa Valley next month.  Does Marcassin have a tasting room?  I am having difficulty finding info.


Reply by Carly Wray, Jul 6, 2010.

I don't believe so -- from what I understand the wines sourced from the Marcassin vineyard are actually made at the Martinelli Winery.

Reply by Tobybeth, Jul 6, 2010.


We love a good cab.....any recommendations for our trip?




Reply by John Andrews, Jul 7, 2010.

Yeah, no tasting room for Marcassin, no website and a very exclusive mailing list.  Been trying for years to find out more information.  

Helen Turley may be an incredible wine maker but she is also (apparently) hard to work with and very abrasive.  But I do love her wines.  

By the way, Marcassian Vineyards on Sonoma Coast.  

Lots of good Cabs in Napa.  My personal recommendations are Viader and Larkmead.  

Reply by dmcker, Jul 7, 2010.

Marcassin is definitely a Sonoma operation making  Burgundian varietals. Believe their business address is in Windsor, vineyards on the The True Sonoma Coast, and the wine made at Martinelli's, as has mostly been pointed out.

What is it about Marcassin that you like, and what other wines (Cabs or otherwise) have you liked so we can steer you more efficiently? Pinots, IMHO, are better from Sonoma, though there are several coming from Napa....

Reply by dmcker, Jul 7, 2010.

To put it differently, asking about good cabs from Napa is kinda like asking if there're any good beaches in Hawaii. What have you drunk that impressed you, and what haven't you that you want to, what styles have you found you like, etc?

Several past Snooth Forum threads have discussed Napa options in some detail. Here's one on Going to Napa.

Reply by eacarrr, Jul 8, 2010.

Visit ZD winery!!  A friend of mine named Ryan works there, and I've had many good wines from them!

Reply by edwilley3, Mar 14, 2014.

For those struggling to bet access to Marcassin wines, I highly recommend exploring Martinelli pinots and chards. I normally do not like pinots very much - they taste thin, watered down, and pretty unimpressive to me. Yet the Martinelli single vineyard pinots all have been closer to Marcassin (for obvious reasons) than many other pinots, including Peter Michael. 

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