Marcassin

Marcassin Vineyard Chardonnay

9.336 ratings
9.313 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
Shay A
9.5

Wednesday Wine Committee hosted by Dan. 1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds and 1 dessert wine. Tasted blind as usual.

I guessed the producer was Marcassin. At the end of the day, Marcassin is just so distinct when compared to other Cali chards, and it’s always magnificent (for my taste). Smoked lemon, grilled marshmallows, sea salt, popcorn kernel and almost sulfuric. Impeccable.

Wednesday Wine Committee hosted by Dan. 1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds and 1 dessert wine. Tasted blind as usual.

I guessed the producer was Marcassin. At the end of the day, Marcassin is just so distinct when compared to other Cali chards, and it’s always magnificent (for my taste). Smoked lemon, grilled marshmallows, sea salt, popcorn kernel and almost sulfuric. Impeccable.

Jun 19th, 2019
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. πŸ˜‹

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. πŸ˜‹

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
Matthew Cohen

Still oaky on the nose. Tropical fruits. A decent $25 bottle of Cali chard

Still oaky on the nose. Tropical fruits. A decent $25 bottle of Cali chard

Jul 29th, 2019