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2007 Marcassin - Pinot Noir Marcassin Vineyard

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / SONOMA
  • 98 WA
  • 96 WS
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir
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SKU: 74720-2007-750-3A
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 98

    I had always believed the 2007 Pinot Noir was the finest Helen Turley and John Wetlaufer had produced at their Estate Vineyard, but after doing this vertical and seeing the performances of the 1998, 2002 and 2004, that belief rings somewhat hollow. The still young, incredible 2007 has all the potential needed to achieve a three-digit rating in a few years. A dense plum/purple color is followed by notes of subtle smoke, barbecue spice, blueberries, red and black currants, flowers, and a smoky meat-like character that I first compared to the aroma of Peking duck. There is something exotic about this full-bodied, dense 2007. Young and vibrant, it should hit its peak in 5-6 years, and last until 2030-2035. This world-class, prodigious Pinot Noir is probably better than 90% of the red Burgundies being produced.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 96

    Ripe plum, olallieberry and black cherry fruit flirts with jam in this intense and focused Pinot that is seemingly big and full, yet also graceful and refined, ending with a touch of soy and porcini. The richest and ripest of the 2007 Marcassins.
    Author: James Laube
  • Self | Rating: 97

    Author: Brewcreu
  • Self | Rating: 100

    Author: jstriker
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: Danl
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Powerful, new world style, high in alcohol, but great fruit , aromatics and finish. If you like that style, that also has finesse, this is top of the line. Plenty of time left
    Author: Scooter
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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California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 1369 bottles owned
  • 205 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 96
    (Out of 205 collectors)