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Marcassin, Pinot Noir Marcassin Vineyard 2006

Your Price: $295.00

Producer: Marcassin
Optimum drinking: 2019-2029
Rating: 99 -
Grape varieties: Pinot Noir 100%
Appellation: Sonoma Coast, Sonoma, California
Bottle report: Excellent condition overall

Marcassin, which takes its name from a type of young, wild boar, produces a California interpretation of Pinot rather than a Burgundy copycat - a deliciously, a sweet, full-bodied, ripe style.

"Notes of forest floor, plums, black cherries and raspberries intermixed with notions of blueberries and smoked meats are found in this dark plum/ruby/purple-tinged wine. Clos de la Roche-like, it exhibits sweet tannin and impressive depth."

"Graceful, elegant and stylish, offering a pleasant touch of maturity, with a complex array of anise, cherry, raspberry, red licorice and fresh porcini flavors leading to a medium body." Wine Spectator

“The star of this trio is the 2006 Pinot Noir Marcassin Estate, which represents a California version of a grand cru Clos de la Roche from the likes of Ponsot. A mulit-dimensional wine of exquisite intensity, it offers up notes of rose petals, wild strawberries, cherries, blueberries, and blackberries. Its floral component, fabulous concentration, awesome texture, and expansive, broad mouthfeel make for a Pinot Noir bordering on perfection.”

"It was great to see Helen Turley finally make the cover of the Wine Spectator in 2010 after twenty years of this brilliant, artisanal operation being largely ignored. 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 Marcassin Vineyard 2006