Marcassin

Marcassin Vineyard Pinot Noir

9.64 ratings
9.53 pro ratings
Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Top Notes For
Lee Pitofsky

I tend to avoid American Pinot as I often find them too extracted, opulent and awkward. Marcassin is one of the few I enjoy. It’s not Burgundy and it doesn’t intend to be, and despite the easily detectable use of 100% new oak, it’s well integrated and balanced. I found 2013 to be just about every bit as deep, layered and complex as 2012 showing rich black raspberries and black cherries, baking spice, incense, purple flowers and a terrific midpalate richness that gives way to a long palate coating finish. Maybe I have a subconscious attraction to its exclusivity and rarity, but Marcassin is definitely my favorite California Pinot.

I tend to avoid American Pinot as I often find them too extracted, opulent and awkward. Marcassin is one of the few I enjoy. It’s not Burgundy and it doesn’t intend to be, and despite the easily detectable use of 100% new oak, it’s well integrated and balanced. I found 2013 to be just about every bit as deep, layered and complex as 2012 showing rich black raspberries and black cherries, baking spice, incense, purple flowers and a terrific midpalate richness that gives way to a long palate coating finish. Maybe I have a subconscious attraction to its exclusivity and rarity, but Marcassin is definitely my favorite California Pinot.

Nov 22nd, 2020
Rodney Rosser

My guests leave me the nicest gifts!

My guests leave me the nicest gifts!

Feb 11th, 2019
Rodney Rosser

Rodney had this 4 years ago

Rodney had this 4 years ago

Apr 18th, 2017
Bruce Baldinger

Bruce had this 7 months ago

Bruce had this 7 months ago

Jul 5th, 2020