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2010 Marcassin - Pinot Noir Marcassin Vineyard

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / SONOMA
abv 14.6%
  • 95 WA
  • 94 WS
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir
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SKU: 74720-2010-750-2A
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 94

    A mature Pinot, moderately rich and fleshy in texture, highlighted by blueberry, raspberry and blackberry flavors that gain depth and remain expansive. Ends with a splash of anise, fresh earth and dried herb. Finishes long and elegant. The better of two bottles tasted. Drink now. 1,200 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • Vinous | Rating: 91

    Crushed flowers, herbs, dried cherries, tobacco and anise abound in the 2010 Pinot Noir Marcassin Vineyard. I am a bit surprised by how forward the flavors are. A distinctly floral/savory character dominates, while fruit expression, freshness and textural richness are much less evident. It's hard to see the 2010 drinking well for more than a handful of years based on the bottle I tasted.
    Author: Antonio Galloni
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

    The 2010 Pinot Noir Marcassin Vineyard is a slightly tighter style of Pinot Noir, and lighter than the 2009. There is more acidity showing through, the fruit offering up various red and black fruits from pomegranate to plum to cassis, dark sweet cherries as well as foresty underbrush notes. It is developing quickly, without the intensity of flavor of the 2009. Anticipated maturity: now-2025.
    Author: Robert Parker
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  • 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

    • 1215 bottles owned
    • 144 collectors