Marcassin

Marcassin

Blue-Slide Ridge Vineyard Pinot Noir 2010

Kind of primary still. Great balance tand almost a cross between old and new world if there such a thing. — 14 days ago

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Marcassin

Marcassin Vineyard Chardonnay 2014

Lunch with my friend Matt. It was very kind of him to bring this delicious wine. Now I need @Shay A to add all the descriptors... — 2 months ago

Matthew Goldenberg
with Matthew
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Shay A

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Nice @Bryan Kesting ! Jealous! Looking forward to your return back here so we can open more great wine!
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@Brenda Terzich-Garland: 2014, thought I entered it.

Peay Vineyards

Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2015

Rob N
9.2

2018. I really enjoyed this wine, nearly as much as the more-expensive Marcassin. It was slightly brighter/less harsh than the Marcassin actually. — 5 months ago

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Marcassin

Three Sisters Vineyard Chardonnay 2009

Well made and perfectly cellared sure paid off for this wine. Marcassin always delivers for me after a decade. Still beautifully colored, all pears and apples in the nose, totally integrated and perfect weight, all that and the acidity still holding up. Complex and rich without being heavy, really fantastic especially with our crab and butter lettuce salad. What a nice birthday present, thanks Artie! — 6 months ago

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Marcassin

Three Sisters Vineyard Pinot Noir 2009

Perfect for omakase sushi night with Chef Tatsu. Grippy orange peels, some cherry fruit, balanced and ready to go. Bravo Helen! — a month ago

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Marcassin

Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

So hedonistic — 3 months ago

Aubert

Eastside Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2017

Shay A
9.5

One of the birthday bottles I opened for my 33rd. Aubert chardonnays, for me, are the total package. Aside from Marcassin (and even then, it’s not fair because the 2013 hasn’t been officially released yet), there is no other new world producer of Chardonnay I’d rather have. I opened this Eastside because it was in the home cellar and I didn’t feel like traveling to storage...good and bad scenario!

Opening their single vineyard chards this young (aside from Hudson), is normally a crime, but I read a lot of reviews of how good this was young and WOW are they right. Aromatically it sports Aubert’s signature lemon cream, ginger, honey roasted cashews and a slight reductive note. The palate shows plenty of lemon cream, marzipan, smoked lemon, and stone fruit like guava...what makes this a standout (like other Aubert chards), is the acidity and structure. Normally this would make a chard flabby or over the top, but it wears this profile so well. I could have polished this off with a straw.

My almost two-year old’s card in the background. 👌🏼
— 3 months ago

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Hugh O'Riordan

Hugh O'Riordan

33b day! I’ll give you the advice my father gave me over 50 years ago . We were drinking wine and he told me “ just remember I’m enjoying this wine as much as you. “
Bryan Kesting

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@Shay A: Great wine, Shay!
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Thanks everyone!

Marcassin

Marcassin Vineyard Pinot Noir 2012

Seriously this good once it opens up. I had a Father’s Day cocktail bar the restaurant but had to bail on it after tasting this. — a month ago

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Gunja Gargeshwari

Gunja Gargeshwari

9.8! That’s a serious rating - have to find this wine now!
Amit Srivastava

Amit Srivastava

Wow that good. Have to try . Gunja , I have one from your Sf Golden gate guy’s store . Impulse buy lol

Aubert

Sugar Shack Chardonnay 2012

I enjoyed this more than the Marcassin 2013 I had earlier in the week. There is superb balance and detail and unlike the Marcassin, it showed restraint and elegance rather than pure richness and opulence. A very well made wine. — 3 months ago

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Somewhat surprising, as this is normally one of the more open, bigger styles in the Aubert portfolio...and not even one of their Sonoma chards!

Martinelli

Zio Tony Ranch Chardonnay 2008

A solid wine. Doesn’t have the density of a Marcassin Zio which I’m ok with today. — 5 months ago

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