Marcassin Vineyard Pinot Noir 1999

Marcassin Vineyard Pinot Noir 1999


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Marcassin's 20-acre estate vineyard, Marcassin Vineyard, is located on the Sonoma Coast and is planted two-thirds to Pinot Noir and one-third to Chardonnay. The original 40-acre estate was purtchased in 1985, and has been expanded to include 240 acres located at an elevation of 1,200 feet a short distance from the Pacific Ocean. Fruit for the other two vineyard- designated wines is sourced from other neighboring true Sonoma Coast vineyards (Blue Slide Ridge and Three Sisters for the Pinot Noirs, both owned by the Martinellis, and developed along with Turley and Wetlaufer).
Category Red Wine
Region California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast
Brand Marcassin
  • ws94

Wine SpectatorCollectibles. Medium garnet in color, smooth and supple on the palate, this is an elegant, delicate style that slowly builds intensity and richness, offering hints of sage, black cherry, candied apple and pretty floral and tealike nuances that pick up a trace of beef carpaccio. Long, focused aftertaste has lots of flavor. Drink now through 2009. 418 cases made.

James Laube, June 15, 2004
  • wa92

Wine AdvocateThe only wine in this vertical that showed considerable amber at the edge as well as an evolved, totally mature character, the 1999 Pinot Noir reveals a dark plum/garnet color with amber at the edge along with notes of sweet black currants, fresh mushrooms and a mossy, foresty character. It offers excellent concentration and richness, and sweet tannin. While fully mature and extremely well-made, it is not as broad, savory, complex and profound as other vintages. Nevertheless, on its own, this is a beauty. It should be drunk over the next 3-5 years.

Robert Parker, June 25, 2014