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2000 Marcassin - Pinot Noir Blue Slide Ridge Vineyard

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / SONOMA
  • 96 WA
  • 94 WS
  • 96 IWC
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir
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SKU: 53547-2000-750-3A
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 94

    Aromas of ripe cherry, wild berry and citrus show optimal ripeness, giving this a sweet plum core of flavors before adding a nice touch of fresh earth. Tannins are ripe and integrated, finishing with a dash of flavor akin to strawberry rhubarb pie. 300 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 96

    Good full ruby-red color. Knockout nose of black raspberry, blueberry, coffee, truffle, smoke, wild herbs and mint. On the palate, a remarkably sweet, creamy, almost honeyed elixir of wild berries. As lush and mouthfilling as this is, it's also delineated and vibrant. Incredibly deep, nuanced pinot noir that finishes with firm, ripe tannins and great palate-saturating persistence. This should be rated XXX. This may well age well, but it's utterly irresistible right now. (Note to Turley and Wetlaufer: please release this wine at your earliest convenience.)
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2004
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 96

    The 2000 Pinot Noir Blue Slide Ridge, my candidate for a DRC Richebourg on steroids vote, possesses the extraordinary aromatics that this vineyard routinely produces. The blueberry, blackberry, forest floor, mushroom, and gamy notes are all offered in a provocative smorgasbord of aromas. There is tremendous fruit intensity, medium to full body, outstanding acid levels, and a long, textured, spectacular finish. It is a compelling Pinot Noir to drink over the next 7-8 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Rating:

    This was corked and no replacement bottle was available. Not rated.
    Issue: 3rd Quarter, 2005
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Huge Pinot, too big for my taste. Plenty of life left
    Author: Scooter
  • Self | Rating: 96

    Young (From 2010 To 2025)
    Author: tiberite
One of the most influential mavens of modern California winemaking, Helen Turley creates in Marcassin wines that are among the most sought-after in California. Though the wines are made following a traditionalist Burgundian style, they are unique, complex representations of California Pinot and Chardonnay. Turley's straightforward winemaking philosophy is, "...great vineyards, meticulously farmed, limited yield, long hang time and natural yeast."

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Collector Data For This Wine

  • 331 bottles owned
  • 80 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 93
    (Out of 80 collectors)