Marcassin

Gauer Vineyard Upper Barn Chardonnay

9.518 ratings
9.17 pro ratings
Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA
Chardonnay
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
Shay A
9.3

Another 4th Friday for the books! What a variety this month!

At 24yrs old, it’s incredible how this drinks. Obviously past its prime, but by no means a lost bottle. Had never heard of this vineyard. Butterscotch, salted popcorn kernels, and cornbread note too. Still retaining some nice acidity!

Another 4th Friday for the books! What a variety this month!

At 24yrs old, it’s incredible how this drinks. Obviously past its prime, but by no means a lost bottle. Had never heard of this vineyard. Butterscotch, salted popcorn kernels, and cornbread note too. Still retaining some nice acidity!

Jan 27th, 2018
Joey Letchinger

A fantastic version of an old world take on California Chardonnay. Very lively, great complexity.

A fantastic version of an old world take on California Chardonnay. Very lively, great complexity.

Jul 9th, 2017
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

9.1

Lovely Classic and Burgundian

Lovely Classic and Burgundian

Mar 27th, 2017
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

9.3

1993. Several years after my earlier rating, this wine is still lovely and elegant and quite Burgundian in style. It should be consumed in the nearer term however

1993. Several years after my earlier rating, this wine is still lovely and elegant and quite Burgundian in style. It should be consumed in the nearer term however

Mar 27th, 2017
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

9.2

Elegant, Burgundian style wine. It will fool the experts.

Elegant, Burgundian style wine. It will fool the experts.

Jun 16th, 2016
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

8.4

Past prime but showing rich texture. Last of their kind

Past prime but showing rich texture. Last of their kind

Sep 13th, 2014
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

9.3

Beautiful, classic Burgundian flavors. A European style Chardonnay. Great depth, nose and finish. Lovely wine. Gracefully maturing but with years left to go.

Beautiful, classic Burgundian flavors. A European style Chardonnay. Great depth, nose and finish. Lovely wine. Gracefully maturing but with years left to go.

Jul 11th, 2013
Connor McMahon

Pretty cool to taste this. Old school style

Pretty cool to taste this. Old school style

Dec 23rd, 2015
Andrew Berge

A historic experience but this wine was done.

A historic experience but this wine was done.

Mar 16th, 2018
John Van Trijp

Left the table speechless!!!!! One of the best white wines in my life......woooow

Left the table speechless!!!!! One of the best white wines in my life......woooow

Sep 30th, 2017