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2008 Marcassin - Chardonnay Three Sisters Vineyard

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / SONOMA
abv 14.3%
  • 97 WA
  • 93 WS
  • Variety
    Chardonnay
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SKU: 80925-2008
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 93

    Complex, this features tangerine, nectarine and vanilla scents, ending with a mix of floral and anise notes.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 97

    Like the 2007, the 2008 Chardonnay Three Sisters Vineyard reveals a greenish hue to its straw color. The wine is slightly more intense and powerful in the mouth with a profound depth of flavor and notes of white currants, unbuttered popcorn, hazelnuts and citrus blossom as well as a distinctive floral component and minerality.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating:

    Drink Dates: 2011-2026
    Author: mctarheel
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."

See other similar producers:Kistler Vineyards,Aubert,Flowers Vineyard and Winery

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

  • 296 bottles owned
  • 96 collectors