US-MRC-31-13

Chardonnay, ‘Marcassin Vyd’, Marcassin

Marcassin’s 20-acre estate vineyard, Marcassin Vineyard, is located on the Sonoma Coast and is planted two-thirds to Pinot Noir and one-third to Chardonnay. The original 40-acre estate was purtchased in 1985, and has been expanded to include 240 acres located at an elevation of 1,200 feet a short distance from the Pacific Ocean. Fruit for the other two vineyard- designated wines is sourced from other neighboring true Sonoma Coast vineyards (Blue Slide Ridge and Three Sisters for the Pinot Noirs, both owned by the Martinellis, and developed along with Turley and Wetlaufer.

After 2010, Turley will only produce Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from her estate 20-acre Marcassin Vineyard on the Sonoma Coast which is came into full production in 2009.

Producer:
Vintage:
2013
Country:
United States
Region:
California
Appellation:
Sonoma Coast
Variety:
Chardonnay
Color:
White

Press & Reviews

Parker

Score:
100
Date:
March 2016
Review:
The 2013 Chardonnay Marcassin Vineyard may be even better. Notes of caramelized citrus, hazelnut, apple blossom, lemon oil and orange marmalade are all present in this wine of dazzling aromatic and flavor dimension. It is full-bodied, again shows some wet pebbles (which I equate with minerality), vibrant acidity, and no real evidence of any oak. Much like the 2012, the finish goes on for 45+ seconds. This is another killer Chardonnay from Helen Turley and John Wetlaufer.