2010 Marcassin "Marcassin Vineyard" Sonoma Coast Chardonnay
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Flirting with perfection, the 2010 Chardonnay Marcassin Estate exhibits a serious liqueur of stones along with a greenish hue to its straw color, fabulous density, richness and full-bodied power, but zesty acids and notes of quince, white currants, subtle peach, brioche and apricot marmalade are all present in this multi-dimensional, complex, stunning Chardonnay that will be released in 2014. It should easily last for 10-15 years. (RP)
A wine of notable finesse and energy, Marcassin's 2010 Chardonnay Marcassin Vineyard is beautifully focused throughout. Lemon oil, white flowers, orange peel and chamomile are some of the many notes that flesh out in the glass. Overall, this is a fairly restrained style for Marcassin, with richness tempered by the marginal climate of the Sonoma Coast. In this vintage, the Marcassin Vineyard Chardonnay is clearly more interesting, complex and pedigreed than the Pinot.
Combines richness with elegance and detail, offering a core of green apple, lime- and lemon-laced citrus flavors, with touches of honey, spice and graphite. Lemon meringue notes emerge on the finish. Drink now through 2021. 900 cases made.
"The most mineral driven Marcassin Chardonnay I've tasted. The nose is complicated by honeysuckle, citrus peel, vanilla bean and orange spice. Full bodied, intense, rich and freshness and zip to the lively lemon, lime finish." 98/100 Points (31-Dec-2014) -Jeff Leve, The Wine Cellar Insider