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Marcassin, Pinot Noir Blue Slide Ridge 2003

Your Price: $280.00

Producer: Marcassin
Optimum drinking: 2019-2020
Rating: 98+ -
Grape varieties: Pinot Noir 100%
Appellation: Sonoma County, California
Bottle report: Excellent condition.


Marcassin Vineyard Pinot Noir Blue Slide Ridge 2003 is an exceptional Californian Pinot, rated 98 points by Robert Parker and 96 points by both the Wine Spectator and Stephen Tanzer - a stunning must buy for Pinot lovers.

“Wonderful fruit purity, with rich, fleshy plum, wild berry and raspberry fruit that's supple and focused, picking up subtle hints of nutmeg and sage and ending with a long, sleek, polished finish.” Wine Spectator

Superripe, chocolatey nose shows a distinctly porty aspect. Fat and round but soft, with a high-pH mouth feel and less verve than the other Marcassin pinots tasted today. The chocolate and violet flavors are accompanied by a faint pruney quality. A hugely rich pinot that should probably be drunk soon.” Stephen Tanzer

“The utterly profound 2003 Pinot Noir Blue Slide Ridge is a candidate for one of California’s greatest Pinot Noirs. A full-bodied beauty, it offers up aromas of plums, anise, forest floor, black and blue fruits, and gamy, sweet, aged beef. With unreal complexity, in addition to superb texture, purity, and definition, this is a tour de force in winemaking that confirms the brilliance of this husband and wife team who recently celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary.”

"Tasting at Marcassin with Helen Turley and John Wetlaufer is one of the more satisfying appointments a wine critic could have. This is commitment to excellence at its highest level. An unwavering, uncompromising brilliance and focus is reflected in not only meticulous work in the vineyard, but also in highly detailed winemaking that consistently succeeds in producing some of the finest Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs in the world."

Please note: bottle shown is for illustraive purposes only (not actual bottle for sale).

Marcassin, Pinot Noir Blue Slide Ridge 2003