2012 Marcassin Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast

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2012 Marcassin Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast

Wine Spectator 97
Wine Advocate 95
  • S$79896

  • S$79997

2012 Marcassin Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast

Vintage: 2012

Region: Sonoma Coast 

Country: USA

Winemaker Notes

Pinot Noir clusters are de-stemmed, cold soaked with one pump over per day. Using natural yeasts, and mostly new oak, the wines are left on the lees after fermentation. No fining, filtering or cold stabilization is done, so the wines may have a fine sediment and occasionally tartaric acid crystals. Rich and opulent with noticeable sweetness reflecting generous alcohol, the wines have a reputation for aging very well.

About Winery

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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Winemaker Notes

Pinot Noir clusters are de-stemmed, cold soaked with one pump over per day. Using natural yeasts, and mostly new oak, the wines are left on the lees after fermentation. No fining, filtering or cold stabilization is done, so the wines may have a fine sediment and occasionally tartaric acid crystals. Rich and opulent with noticeable sweetness reflecting generous alcohol, the wines have a reputation for aging very well.

About Winery

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.

97 points Wine Spectator

A gorgeous Pinot that is striking from the get-go. Ripe and sublime, with sweet plum, blueberry and wild berry flavors that are fresh and vivid, this is at once intense and persistent, yet also graceful and refined. Drink now through 2022. *Collectibles* (JL)  (2/2013)

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The brilliant 2007 Pinot Noir Blue Slide Ridge reveals a DRC character with notes of forest floor, blueberries and raspberries. Riper and richer than anything but the greatest vintages of DRC (i.e., 1990, 1999, 2003 and 2005), it reveals sweet, broad flavors, ripe tannins and a long, layered finish. It should drink well for at least a decade. (RP) 95+ (2/2011)

 

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