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Marcassin Chardonnay Sonoma Coast Three Sisters Vineyard 2002

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Wine Advocate Review Rated 99 Not surprisingly, the 2002 Chardonnay Marcassin Vineyard is tight, but has come on like gang busters and is certainly a remarkable effort. Tasting like a prodigious Chevalier-Montrachet or Corton-Charlemagne, it exhibits wonderfully subtle notes of nectarine, hazelnut, crushed rock, white currants, and a touch of smoke and earth. Full-bodied with great acidity, this glorious effort may be the Chardonnay of the vintage. It should drink well for at least a decade.

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Marcassin Vineyard:
Marcassin is the wine produced by celebrated California cult winemaker Helen Turley and her husband, John Wetlaufer on the Sonoma Coast in California. The name, meaning “wild boar” is also the name of the 20-acre vineyard where the Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes for her wines are grown. Two-thirds of the winery’s production is Pinot Noir. Production is limited to 2,500 to ... Read more
Marcassin is the wine produced by celebrated California cult winemaker Helen Turley and her husband, John Wetlaufer on the Sonoma Coast in California. The name, meaning “wild boar” is also the name of the 20-acre vineyard where the Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes for her wines are grown. Two-thirds of the winery’s production is Pinot Noir. Production is limited to 2,500 to 3,000 cases a year, with the majority of the bottles sold only to exclusive mailing list members (there is an extensive wait list to receive them). The wines typically start at around $125 a bottle to the mailing list and sell for many more times that at auction. Until 2011, the wine itself was produced at Turley’s Martinelli winery in the Russian River Valley, but are now produced solely at Marcassin.  Read less

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10/16/2007

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External Reviews for Marcassin Chardonnay Sonoma Coast Three Sisters Vineyard

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
02/11/2011

A Chardonnay wine from California in USA. 2002 Marcassin Chardonnay Zio Tony Ranch 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/03/2013

Pale yellow-green color. Subdued but pure nose hints at beeswax. Round, full and pristine, with impressively deep flavors of quince, ginger, spring flowers, wet stone and hazelnut. Today this seems much more accessible, with more obvious sweetness of... Stephen Tanzers IWC. A Chardonnay wine from California in USA. 2002 Marcassin Chardonnay Marcassin Vineyard 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/16/2009

Knockout nose combines lemon, quince, hazelnut and a musky, leesy element; still slightly reduced. Wonderfully fresh, chewy and intense; seamless and light on its feet. Conveys a dusty impression of extract-as well as an impression of lower alcohol t... Stephen Tanzer. A Chardonnay wine from California in USA. 2002 Marcassin Chardonnay Three Sisters Vineyard 750ml


External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
08/14/2012

The 2002 Chardonnay Zio Tony Ranch tastes like a steely Chablis on steroids. Very intense notes of green apples, liquefied minerals, popcorn, nectarines, and citrus oil jump from the glass of this wine, which seems to have put on some weight.



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Wine Advocate Review Rated 99 Not surprisingly, the 2002 Chardonnay Marcassin Vineyard is tight, but has come on like gang busters and is certainly a remarkable effort. Tasting like a prodigious Chevalier-Montrachet or Corton-Charlemagne, it exhibits wonderfully subtle notes of nectarine, hazelnut, crushed rock, white currants, and a touch of smoke and earth. Full-bodied with great acidity, this glorious effort may be the Chardonnay of the vintage. It should drink well for at least a decade.

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