Marcassin Vineyard Pinot Noir 1999
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.
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.