Marcassin Three Sisters Vineyard Chardonnay 2004
Chardonnay from Sonoma County, California
"Superrich and extracted, bordering on unctuous, with green apple, lime, spice and floral scents unfolding. Complex, concentrated, long, focused and persistent, ending with a delicate aftertaste."
"Slightly deeper yellow than the Zio Tony. Pure, subdued nose hints at lemon, ginger, spring flowers and flinty minerality. Then almost shockingly fat, broad and rich in the mouth, with elevated alcohol contributing to the impression of plumpness. Dry yet luscious, with a honeyed flavor. Finishes with considerable breadth and power, and more obvious structure than the Zio Tony.
Rating: 93(+?) "
International Wine Cellar
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White Wine's Queen Bee
Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different
soils and different climates. While frequently paired with
its native home lies in the vineyards of Burgundy,
France. The only major white grape of the region, Chardonnay is at its best on the rolling...
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