2003 Marcassin - Chardonnay Three Sisters Vineyard 750ml

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Professional Reviews For This Wine


International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92(+?)

Medium yellow. Slightly reduced aromas of pineapple, biscuit and crushed stone; this smells like Schlossberg riesling. Then fat and rich but a bit reduced and warm today, and very difficult to taste. In a rather brooding stage and rather uncompromisingly dry, with a light saline element on the back. But the wine's clean flavors and firm minerality leave me optimistic for its future development in bottle.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 126

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Wine Advocate | Rating: 96

Light greenish gold in color, the 2003 Chardonnay Three Sisters shows orange blossom, crushed rocks, white currants, and hints of caramel and honeysuckle, with full-bodied flavors and zesty acidity. This wine can easily last up to a decade.

Drink Dates: 2006-2016
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 168

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Wine Spectator | Rating: 93

A rich, full-bodied style, with a mix of ripe melon, fig and honeysuckle shaded by clean vanilla-tinged oak. Ends with a long, complex finish that for all its size remains elegant and refined. 294 cases made.

Drink Dates: 2008-2011
Author: James Laube


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Customer Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 92
Author: Burghound56
Tasted On: 01/13/2012

Rating: 96
Author: Anonymous Author
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 09/26/2010
Drink Dates: 2007-2014
Medium-gold. The wine was ethereal! Orange and lemon marmalade. Hints of white peaches. On the finish, the fruits come off as caramelized mixed with a hint of hazelnut. Very complex wine that kept on changing over the 45 minutes during which it was consumed

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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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