Marcassin Three Sisters Vineyard Chardonnay 2008 Front Label
Marcassin Three Sisters Vineyard Chardonnay 2008 Front LabelMarcassin Three Sisters Vineyard Chardonnay 2008 Front Bottle Shot

Marcassin Three Sisters Vineyard Chardonnay 2008

Chardonnay
  • RP97
  • WS93
750ML / 0% ABV
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Winemaker Notes

Straw color. Discreet, pure nose. Lemon, stone, light sulfide and caramel. Packed in the mouth - simultaneously fat, ripped, sweet (texturally) and mildly chewy/tannic. Lemon custard/creme caramel flavors both restrained and flagrant. It has power without weight.

Critical Acclaim

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RP 97
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Like the 2007, the 2008 Chardonnay Three Sisters Vineyard reveals a greenish hue to its straw color. The wine is slightly more intense and powerful in the mouth with a profound depth of flavor and notes of white currants, unbuttered popcorn, hazelnuts and citrus blossom as well as a distinctive floral component and minerality.
WS 93
Wine Spectator
Complex, this features tangerine, nectarine and vanilla scents, ending with a mix of floral and anise notes.
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Marcassin, California
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If you haven’t heard of Helen Turley, or tasted one of her wines, you’ve definitely not been paying close enough attention to the wines coming out of California in the last 10 years. She is arguably one of the most influential winemakers in the business, receiving critical acclaim for almost every wine she touches. Aside from her own boutique winery, Marcassin, which she runs with husband John Wetlaufer, Helen has been the consulting winemaker for some of the best wineries in the country – Colgin, Bryant Family, Martinelli – just to name a few.

Marcassin (french for 'young wild boar') is a VERY small winery – in fact it’s so small that the wines have actually been made at the Martinelli winery in Russian River Valley. Located on the Sonoma Coast, the Marcassin vineyard is planted to 50/50 Chardonnay and Pinot Noir and is about 10 acres in size. Fruit for the other vineyard designated wines is sourced from other neighboring vineyards. Marcassin will always be a small winery; John & Helen feel the perfect size is 100 barrels, enough for 2,500 cases.

Helen’s winemaking philosophy is simple: great vineyards, meticulously farmed, limited yield, long hang time and natural yeast. She approaches every project with these same priorities.

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