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2001 Marcassin Chardonnay Gauer Vineyard Upper Barn (750ml) [Printable View]
Producer: Marcassin Vineyards   details
Appellation: Alexander Valley - California - United States (AVA)
Type: white
Varietal: Chardonnay
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Outstanding
Est. Price: US$150.00
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Tasting Notes:
tasted: December 5, 2006 , Thomas Ivey
95 points "Sweet ripe pineapple and butterscotch dominate on the mid palate while the finish goes on forever. Delicious."
rated: September 12, 2006 , Robert Parker
93 points "The 2001 Chardonnay Upper Barn-Alexander Mountain Estate will be the final vintage of this particular cuvee (I do not know what happened to the 2002). It exhibits a light gold color, plenty of tropical fruit, lemon butter, creme brulee, and a hint of caramel. A fat, honeyed, flamboyant-styled Chardonnay, it should be consumed over the next 3-4 years. "
rated: September 12, 2006 , Stephen Tanzer
91 points "By Stephen Tanzer Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, May/Jun 05 ($60) Pale yellow with a green tinge. Sweet, leesy aromas of peach, white plum, quince, almond and smoke. Supple and lush on the palate, showing the exotic tropical fruit notes characteristic of this bottling. Offers an intriguing saline nuance. Fat and sweet, but noteworthy more for its seamless texture than its moderate flavor complexity today. I'd hold this another year or two and try again. The last vintage for this wine at Marcassin. 91 points "
rated: September 12, 2006 , Wine Spectator
93 points "A tremendous effort. Ripe, rich and concentrated with a mix of spice, pear, melon, honeysuckle, anise and fig flavors that are sharply focused, turning smooth and creamy on the finish, where the flavors keep unfolding. Drink now through 2009. 150 cases made. (JL)"
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