Marcassin Three Sisters Vineyard Chardonnay 2009

$159

The 2009 Chardonnay Three Sisters comes from volcanic and sedimentary, fragmented soils. It exhibits the classic Old Wente clone nose of white peaches, damp stones, hints of apricot and brioche, and caramelized citrus. Medium to full-bodied and pure with underlying minerality and a nice layered mouthfeel, it should drink well for a decade. Robert Parker

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Ratings on Delectable

Ed Lehrman Delectable Pro

Rockin. Still one of CA’s top aged Chard producers.

Rockin. Still one of CA’s top aged Chard producers.

9.4

Shay A Delectable Pro

Another great Weekly Wine Committee in the books, this time hosted by Dan. Format stayed the same (1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds, 1 dessert wine) and everything is guessed blind. As I mentioned previously, I guessed all 3 whites as chardonnays (and they were), but I didn't guess west coast here. More mineral driven than the first two, though it got better after some air time. White flowers, honey, stone fruit.

Another great Weekly Wine Committee in the books, this time hosted by Dan. Format stayed the same (1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds, 1 dessert wine) and everything is guessed blind. As I mentioned previously, I guessed all 3 whites as chardonnays (and they were), but I didn't guess west coast here. More mineral driven than the first two, though it got better after some air time. White flowers, honey, stone fruit.

9.2

David L Delectable Pro

Minerality & acidity overwhelm this wine when it's first opened. A hour + decanting shows a much different wine. A little honeysuckle, fig, straw, melon ... a bit of oak. Wipes your palate clean with crisp acidity.

Minerality & acidity overwhelm this wine when it's first opened. A hour + decanting shows a much different wine. A little honeysuckle, fig, straw, melon ... a bit of oak. Wipes your palate clean with crisp acidity.

9.1

Jérôme Chéry Delectable Pro

Director of Winemaking Saintsbury

A rare spotting of Marcassin Chardonnay.

A rare spotting of Marcassin Chardonnay.

9.6

Krystal Lemons Delectable Pro

Birthday wine!

Birthday wine!

9.4

Scott Rose

2009 vintage. Clean, mineralesque, pineapple guava nose. Medium body. Spicy, zippy complementary oak frames some nearly perfect acidity. Fantastic and balanced.

2009 vintage. Clean, mineralesque, pineapple guava nose. Medium body. Spicy, zippy complementary oak frames some nearly perfect acidity. Fantastic and balanced.

9.5

Darren He

Very delicious white wine! Almost perfect.

Very delicious white wine! Almost perfect.

9.6

Tiffany Sams Cox

2009. I'm ok with this. Rich. Bold. Full expression of the varietal plus treatment with plenty of french oak and malo. I want to see the development.

2009. I'm ok with this. Rich. Bold. Full expression of the varietal plus treatment with plenty of french oak and malo. I want to see the development.

8.3

Scott Kahn

Rich chard - great but not a Montrachet!

Rich chard - great but not a Montrachet!

9.0

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