White

1996 Marcassin Chardonnay Marcassin Vineyard

Chardonnay

  • USA
  • California
  • Sonoma County
  • Sonoma Coast
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Community Tasting Notes 7

  • Wine Canuck wrote: 92 points

    November 30, 2013 - The Twelveth Annual Stonefields Dinner (Guelph, ON): Nose is powerful and shows fresh chopped hazelnuts, toast, cream, pineapple, and other tropical fruit. Palate enters with a sweet impression and turns back to tropical fruit on the finish of oak, pineapple, and a bit of alcoholic heat.

  • Dave Canada wrote: 93 points

    November 30, 2013 - The Twelfth Annual Stonefields Dinner (Guelph, ON, Canada): Nose was very rich….lemon custard, white flowers, subtle integrated oak character
    The palate was lush with pure lemon, pineapple guava, mango, vanilla, spice, and white flowers. There is good balancing acidity but for my taste, I think it needed a touch more.
    The finish is medium length but there is a bit of heat that is distracting and the oak becomes more present and dominates just a touch too much.

  • J @ y H @ c k wrote: 95 points

    February 12, 2011 - This was served blind a the February edition of Leo's Blind Tasting Club. Visually in the glass, I guessed 2004 Aubert Lauren without even taking a whiff because of the distinctive unfiltered cloudiness. The nose was white fruit. The palate was distinctively California Chardonnay. My description of it was a blend of the creamy Aubert Lauren and the sharper, more mineral and acidic Reuling. That's not an insult; it's just that I had never had a Marcassin chardonnay before. There was white fruit, vanilla, a tiny tounch of butter, and sharp acidity with a bit of citrus on the back of the palate. Smooth and easy to drink with a long finish. A great mouth feel.

  • zimmy07 wrote: 96 points

    February 3, 2008 - Just remarkable for a '96. Plush wine with mineral, light citrus, and buttery notes. Probably in its prime two years ago, but still an amazing effort

  • psmith wrote:

    February 1, 2008 - Still very light in color. Fat citrus fruit with a more mature, distinct hazelnut note. Big but refined palate. Mineral driven with slightly honeyed fruit and a good tension to the finish. Smokey. Delicious.

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  • By William Kelley
    WK Tasting notes, 6/30/2016 (link)

    (Marcassin, Marcassin Vineyard Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast, California, USA, White) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    3/12/2002 (link)

    (Marcassin, Chardonnay Sonoma Coast White) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    3/12/2002 (link)

    (Marcassin, Chardonnay Sonoma Coast White) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 1999, IWC Issue #84 (link)

    (Marcassin Chardonnay Marcassin Vineyard Sonoma Coast) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1996
  • Type White
  • Producer Marcassin
  • Varietal Chardonnay
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Marcassin Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Sonoma County
  • Appellation Sonoma Coast

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  • In Cellars 37 (71%)
  • Consumed 15 (29%)

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