2004 Marcassin - Chardonnay Three Sisters Vineyard 750ml

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Professional Reviews For This Wine


Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

Performing even better than it did last year, the 2004 Chardonnay Three Sisters Vineyard reveals an extraordinary bouquet of leesy brioche, hazelnuts, orange blossoms, lemon oil, quince, and wet stones. Full-bodied with huge, long, concentrated flavors, it first tasted like a grand cru Chablis, and next like a grand cru Batard-Montrachet. This is a fabulous wine boasting terrific acidity as well as a long finish. Given Marcassin's historic track record of Chardonnays lasting 10-15 years, I would not be surprised to see this 2004 age like a top white Burgundy.

Drink Dates: 2007-2022
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 174

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Wine Spectator | Rating: 94

Superrich and extracted, bordering on unctuous, with green apple, lime, spice and floral scents unfolding. Complex, concentrated, long, focused and persistent, ending with a delicate aftertaste. 250 cases made.

Drink Dates: 2004-2012
Author: James Laube


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International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93(+?)

Slightly deeper yellow than the Zio Tony. Pure, subdued nose hints at lemon, ginger, spring flowers and flinty minerality. Then almost shockingly fat, broad and rich in the mouth, with elevated alcohol contributing to the impression of plumpness. Dry yet luscious, with a honeyed flavor. Finishes with considerable breadth and power, and more obvious structure than the Zio Tony. But this one really calls for a year or two of additional aging.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 126

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Collector Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 95
Author: RhoneRanger
Trust Rating: 91
Tasted On: 12/02/2010

Rating: 90
Author: Seaway J
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 02/20/2010
color is loudy due to traveling. still exhibit long finish. a bit alocoholic

Average rating: 94, based on 5 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

301 bottles owned by 110 collectors.

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About This Producer


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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Wine Varietal: Chardonnay


Arguably the best dry white wine grape out there, Chardonnay is grown all over the globe. In addition to being the backbone of fine white Burgundies, Chardonnay is also one of the three major grape varieties used in producing Champagne. Susceptible to a myriad of complications, Chardonnay berries are relatively small, thin-skinned, fragile, and oxidize easily. Chardonnay grapes can be sensitive to winemaking techniques and more difficult to handle from harvest to bottling than many other varieties. Some producers will use malolactic fermentation (where harsher malic acid is turned into softer lactic acid and carbon dioxide) to reduce crispness and acidity and add a creamy, buttery texture to wines. The "oaky" character of some Chardonnays comes from fermenting or aging which takes place in oak barrels. Once barrel-aged, Chardonnay may take on notes of vanilla or toast. While Chardonnay is produced worldwide, the best can be found in France, the United States, Argentina, Chile, Australia, Italy, New Zealand, and South Africa. Typical descriptors for Chardonnay include mineral, green apple, citrus, tropical fruits, vanilla, butter and smokiness.

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