Marcassin

Marcassin Vineyard Chardonnay

9.434 ratings
9.312 pro ratings
Sonoma Coast, 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
John Svoboda

Tried 3 bottles and experienced some bottle variation. The best had a strong bouquet of hazelnut and butterscotch, very full in mouth with forward fruit, bright acidity and great depth. Buttery, nutty and burgundy-esque.
A heavyweight!

Tried 3 bottles and experienced some bottle variation. The best had a strong bouquet of hazelnut and butterscotch, very full in mouth with forward fruit, bright acidity and great depth. Buttery, nutty and burgundy-esque.
A heavyweight!

1 person found it helpfulFeb 18th, 2017
Joe Raymond

Clove and vanilla on the nose with lemon custard and pineapple. On the palate light on its feet but still loads of flavor and drenching the palate in flavor. What a wonderful expression of chardonnay. Blown away by this wine. Hard to beat

Clove and vanilla on the nose with lemon custard and pineapple. On the palate light on its feet but still loads of flavor and drenching the palate in flavor. What a wonderful expression of chardonnay. Blown away by this wine. Hard to beat

1 person found it helpfulJan 11th, 2016
David L

10' Marcassin Chardonnay. I've had quite a few bottles of the 2010. It's just gotten better with time. So many great years in it!! The 10' is exceptional!!

10' Marcassin Chardonnay. I've had quite a few bottles of the 2010. It's just gotten better with time. So many great years in it!! The 10' is exceptional!!

Mar 10th, 2016
David L

10' Certainly wanted to wait a year. It's that good! Drinking better than it was just two months ago. Like my previous notes it's close to perfect. Recommend highly drinking at cellar temperature.

10' Certainly wanted to wait a year. It's that good! Drinking better than it was just two months ago. Like my previous notes it's close to perfect. Recommend highly drinking at cellar temperature.

Oct 25th, 2015
David L

10' Wait... It has staying power. The nose on this wine sells it. Amazing apricot, melon, lemon curd. Better balanced & more approachable now then the 09' . I would wait a few years to open the rest. 😋

10' Wait... It has staying power. The nose on this wine sells it. Amazing apricot, melon, lemon curd. Better balanced & more approachable now then the 09' . I would wait a few years to open the rest. 😋

Aug 27th, 2015
Henrik Poulsen

2010-vintage.

2010-vintage.

Jun 25th, 2015
Matt Courtney

Winemaker Arista Winery

9.2

Good, but not my favorite vintage.

Good, but not my favorite vintage.

Jun 7th, 2015
Marc Smoler

Sales Hart Davis Hart Wine Co.

9.0

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May 16th, 2015
Mark Flesher

Dan was being very curmudgeonly as he could taste butterscotch in this wine. I say he was right. I'd ALSO say I'll take every last bottle of this he has left and will even volunteer to take them away personally! Poured a medium amber color. Notes of butter and herb om the nose. Entry is overripe stone ground fruits with a nice weighted base. Butterscotch in front and middle but trails away in the finish where this wine just kind of dances more with a tarragon and peach kind of note. The only white I dared to try with the braised pork and pickled peppers. Although neither was a perfect complement, I was shocked at how this one definitely didn't run away! A true Marcassin! If you have these, I think I'd drink now.

Dan was being very curmudgeonly as he could taste butterscotch in this wine. I say he was right. I'd ALSO say I'll take every last bottle of this he has left and will even volunteer to take them away personally! Poured a medium amber color. Notes of butter and herb om the nose. Entry is overripe stone ground fruits with a nice weighted base. Butterscotch in front and middle but trails away in the finish where this wine just kind of dances more with a tarragon and peach kind of note. The only white I dared to try with the braised pork and pickled peppers. Although neither was a perfect complement, I was shocked at how this one definitely didn't run away! A true Marcassin! If you have these, I think I'd drink now.

Jan 26th, 2019
Keith Fisher

Aged perfectly. Still good acid balanced with buttered pineapple and long finish. I love these Chardonnays from Marcassin.

Aged perfectly. Still good acid balanced with buttered pineapple and long finish. I love these Chardonnays from Marcassin.

Jan 20th, 2019