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2012 Marcassin “Marcassin Vineyard” Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

$450.00 $385.00

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From Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate – “The 2012 Chardonnay Marcassin Vineyard displays great minerality, notes of honeysuckle, orange marmalade, poached pear, and white flowers as well as a touch of quince. A wine of great intensity, yet incredibly ethereal elegance, this light greenish gold-colored wine is full-bodied, stunningly rich, and altogether remarkable. When you consider that they use 100% new French oak and 100% heavy toast for both their Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs, it is remarkable how little oak appears in these wines. This wine should age well for 10-15 years, as most of the Marcassin Estate Chardonnays have done to date. ” Robert Parker 100 POINTS

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2012 Marcassin “Marcassin Vineyard” Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

Robert Parker 100 POINTS… The visionary husband and wife team of John Wetlaufer and Helen Turley have created a largely unprecedented legacy of extraordinary quality that is unsurpassed by anyone else in Northern California. They have built a winery in Windsor, California in Sonoma Valley with 20 acres of vines situated high above the fog line, on the Sonoma Coast. They were among the first to recognize the extraordinary potential for world-class quality wine production on the Sonoma Coast. Their Chardonnay and Pinot Noir vines are planted at elevations between 800 and 1,400 feet. The plantings are either 5 x 8 or 3 x 6.5. The Chardonnay clonal material is dominated by Old Wente, but there are also selections from the Hyde, Mt. Eden, Dijon 95 and Dijon 76 clones. The Pinot Noir clonal material is dominated by the Calera selection, with some Old Swan that came via the old Martin Ray clone that came via Dehlinger and Kistler. The second part of their 20-acre vineyard was planted, at least for the Pinot Noir, largely with the Calera selection as well as the newer Dijon clones 777 and 667.The winemaking techniques are clearly artisanal and very Burgundian, although these Chardonnays tend to age better than most white Burgundies made since 1996. I tasted two vintages, the Three Sisters, which is a Martinelli-farmed vineyard from which they will no longer be using fruit, in addition to their profound estate vineyard. 2010 produced just over two tons of fruit per acre and was a vintage that appears to be slightly more intense and have a higher ceiling than 2009.”

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From Jeb Dunnuck, “The 2012 Chardonnay Marcassin Vineyard is a beauty, with an incredible sense of minerality and reduction in its stone fruits, liquid rock, flower oil, and honeysuckle aromas and flavors. This brilliant effort is deep, rich, and powerful, yet has a rare sense of tension and focus, with thrilling purity, full-bodied power, and blockbuster length. While it’s almost impossible to find, it’s the real deal. Give bottles 2-3 years of bottle age, and it’s going to keep for over a decade . Jeb Dunnuck 99 POINTS

 

 

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