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2008 Marcassin - Chardonnay Marcassin Vineyard

  • 100 WA
  • 93 WS
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SKU: 53545-2008-750-0
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 93

    A sweeping display of Chardonnay finesse, this is mature, with rich, expansive notes of fig, honeysuckle, roasted marshmallow and light toasty oak, turning creamy and delicate on the finish, with an aftertaste of anise.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 100

    Utterly perfect, the 2008 Chardonnay Marcassin Estate is a dead-ringer for the 2007, but slightly richer and longer, as hard as that may be to believe. This extraordinary effort is unquestionably the |Chardonnay of the Vintage.| In fact, it may be the |Chardonnay of the Decade.| Brioche, nectarine, citrus and orange blossom notes intermixed with a liqueur of rocks, great acid, phenomenal concentration and staggering length result in a sublime Chardonnay that should drink well for 15+ years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 100

    Amazing flavors, rich, yet nearly weightless and not cloying in any way.
    Author: Freelen
  • Self | Rating:

    With mom on Easter- wow- YUMMY
    Author: Cellarmate
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

  • 826 bottles owned
  • 149 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 100
    (Out of 149 collectors)