2009 Miner Family Marsanne La Diligence Stagecoach Vineyard


  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley

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  • studleytrey wrote: 91 points

    December 31, 2012 - This was a really interesting wine. Light golden color with an almost light brown tint. Nutty, bready, vanilla and stone fruit nose, and a touch of alcohol. Full bodied, oily, and viscous on the palate, with nut oil, marshmellow, and a bit of an herbal note. Alcohol is definitely spiking on the finish as well. Low to moderate acid and long finish, but the alcohol is carrying it on the back end. I'm really torn on this wine; on the one hand I want to give it 92-94 for its interesting qualities, texture and finish, but on the other the heat detracts and I'd love to trade some of it for some acid instead. This is a big boy, hedonistic white that I think will be polarizing. Wish I had more to age a bit and see what happens.

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  • tomherer commented:

    1/1/13, 9:38 PM - Couldn't have -- and didn't :) -- said it better myself. Great TN. Agree that it doesn't deserve a classic rating, but damned if I've had anything quite like it before. Glad you enjoyed its uniqueness.

  • studleytrey commented:

    1/7/13, 4:48 PM - Think we were on the same page, Tom. Realized after posting that we were even in the same "potential" point range. :)

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