1996 Marcassin Estate Chardonnay - 100 pts - 750ml

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1996 Marcassin Estate Chardonnay - 100 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 1996
Rating 100 RP
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country USA
Region California
Location North Coast
Producer Marcassin
Color White
Wine Type Table

Robert Parker

Rating 100 RP - The just released 1996 Chardonnay Marcassin Vineyard boasts record setting levels of complexity richness individuality and ... let's not forget joy. I have had it over several meals with the finest wines I could find for comparison i.e. the Batard-Montrachets of Michel Niellon Montrachets of Amiot-Bonfils and Corton-Charlemagnes and Meursault-Perrieres of Coche-Dury among the finest white Burgundy producers. At each tasting the 1996 Marcassin Vineyard Chardonnay dominated the other wines in terms of expression individuality richness purity symmetry and pleasure ... sort of like Mohammed Ali in his prime sparring with an assortment of middleweight contenders. It is an extraordinary wine that somehow manages to juxtapose complexity elegance and finesse with unbridled power richness and layers of flavor. The most frightening aspect is how Helen Turley and John Wetlaufer produce wines such as this year in and year out. It is a matter of well-placed hillside vineyards harvesting exceptionally ripe fruit letting the wine express itself in barrel and bottle without stripping or altering its inherent personality by technological razzle-dazzle manipulations. The 1996 Chardonnay Marcassin Vineyard should drink well for at least a decade. Bravo! 

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Winery Details

Varietal Chardonnay
Vintage 1996
Rating 100 RP
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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