1992 Marcassin Upper Barn Gauer Vineyard Chardonnay - 750ml

1992 Marcassin Upper Barn Gauer Vineyard Chardonnay - 750ml

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1992 Marcassin Upper Barn Gauer Vineyard Chardonnay - 97 Pts!
Marcassin is truly a Cultwine with its incredibly rish, opulent Chardonnay and Pinot Noir wines which are extremely difficult to obtain. Helen Turley's personal production winemaking philosophy is focused on quality and excellence always calling for, "great vineyards, meticulously farmed, limited yield, long hang time, and natural yeast."

 

The 20-acre estate vineyard on the Sonoma Coast produces only 100 barrels annually. None of the wines interact with fining, filtering, or cold stabilization and are routinely aged for five years before they're released. This is truly one of California's most highly acclaimed, rare treasure: Marcassin Estate. The CultWine rules always applies with Marcassin.........."Find it............Buy it............Drink it!"

Product Details

Varietal Chardonnay
Vintage 1992
Rating RP97/WS92
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country USA
Region California
Location North Coast
Producer Marcassin
Color White
Wine Type Table

Robert Parker

Rating RP97 - The 1992 Chardonnay Upper Barn Gauer Vineyard exhibits a spectacular bouquet of honeyed fruit roasted hazelnuts full-bodied opulently rich chewy flavors fabulous purity and delineation and a finish that lasts for almost a full minute. The new oak is brilliantly integrated and the overall impression is one of extraordinary richness and expansiveness without any heaviness. The wine spends nearly a year on its lees and is then bottled with minimal racking no filtration and little or no fining. This profound Chardonnay should drink well for 5 years. Helen Turley is the super-talented winemaker behind the wines of Marcassin. She is capably assisted by her husband John Wetlaufer who directs the fine restaurant/wine shop known as the All Seasons Cafe in Calistoga. With her emphasis on wild yeasts and unmanipulative winemaking techniques that stress low yields and an absence of any fining or filtration Ms. Turley is having a profoundly positive influence on the direction of California winemaking. Her sublime Chardonnays are among the best made in California or anywhere else in the world. At a tasting held a few days before I dictated these notes her 1992 Gauer Vineyard Chardonnay embarrassed a series of 1989 grand crus from Burgundy's Cote d'Or. Her wines represent the exceptional heights California winemaking can achieve but her risky style of winemaking is not for everybody. Marcassin also produced a microscopic quantity of 1992 Chardonnay from the Hudson Vineyard. It may be the richest of all the 1992 Marcassins with an exceptional aromatic and flavor profile. I only tasted it once rating it a show-stopping 97. R

Wine Spectator

Wine Spectator WS92

Burghound

Burghound

Winery Details

Varietal Chardonnay
Vintage 1992
Rating RP97/WS92
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country USA
Region California
Location North Coast
Producer Marcassin
Color White
Wine Type Table

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