White

2008 Marcassin Chardonnay Marcassin Vineyard

Chardonnay

  • USA
  • California
  • Sonoma County
  • Sonoma Coast
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Community Tasting Notes 29

  • Mrbuzz Likes this wine: (96 points)

    July 30, 2016 - Dinner at Galletto's (Modesto): Had alongside the 02...the 08 was a little cloudy and lighter than the amazing 02! Lot of fresh citrus acidity brightens up the med rich fruits...wonderful flavors of toasted marshmallow, honey butter bread, exotic wood spice....good dose of minerality...chalk dust, crushed rocks...pretty florals and some flint strike. Super wine today...but after seeing what the 02 turned into....the few more years of age should do even more wonders for this wine. +pts

  • B Paul wrote: (95 points)

    May 5, 2016 - Needed about an hour of air for some of the oak/toast to dissipate, but once it did this was fantastic. I find myself drinking less and less of this type of Chardonnay, but when I'm in the mood for this style Marcassin is hard to beat. Drink or hold.

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  • rcg62 Likes this wine: (95 points)

    September 4, 2015 - Beautiful pale yellow straw color. Nose has some butter and honey, with tropical fruit that came out as it sat in the glass. Fairly light and subtle, but so beautiful. And the flavor lingers for a minute. Drinking perfectly with plenty of life left. And got better as opened.

  • dcwino wrote: (96 points)

    August 21, 2015 - Viking dinner at RJs - 96 Salon, 09 Coche CC, 01 Rousseau, 06 CSS, 06 Masseto, 01 D'Yquem and etc. (Reston, Va): Another excellent showing even for a Francophile. Despite ripe yet big, this displays exceptional balance. Expressive nose displaying ripe yellow fruits, lemon curd and pineapple, saline, mineral and sweet spices. Excellent concentration, unctuous, nicely layered fruits, mineral, bright acidity and lovely long finish with a hint of alcohol at the end. This is an exceptional domestic Chardonnay.

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  • KenK Likes this wine: (97 points)

    August 15, 2015 - Consistent with last bottle, this stuff is truly amazing and drank with Florida wine friends in for weekend and this tied for the groups WOTN with 2002 Shafer HSS. Other notable competitors were SQN 2012 Stock, 2010 Shafer HSS, and 2007 OVID, among others. This may be the best Cali Chard I have ever tasted. A true WOW wine for both the elite and the novice. I can't stop myself from opening these!

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • Type White
  • Producer Marcassin
  • Varietal Chardonnay
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Marcassin Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Sonoma County
  • Appellation Sonoma Coast

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 15 (1%)
  • In Cellars 922 (66%)
  • Consumed 454 (33%)

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