2003 Marcassin Chardonnay Three Sisters Vineyard
Chardonnay - 750ML

  • WA 96
  • WS 93
  • IWC 92

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WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2006
Light greenish gold in color the 2003 Chardonnay Three Sisters shows orange blossom crushed rocks white currants and hints of caramel and honeysuckle with full-bodied flavors and zesty acidity. This wine can easily last... Light greenish gold in color the 2003 Chardonnay Three Sisters shows orange blossom crushed rocks white currants and hints of caramel and honeysuckle with full-bodied flavors and zesty acidity. This wine can easily last up to a decade. Previously recommended: 2002 Chardonnay Marcassin Vineyard (99) 2002 Chardonnay Three Sisters (96) 2002 Chardonnay Zio Tony Ranch (95) 2002 Pinot Noir Blue Slide Ridge (95+) 2002 Pinot Noir Bondi Home Ranch (94) 2002 Pinot Noir Marcassin Estate (98) 2002 Pinot Noir Three Sisters (96).Tel. (707) 258-3608; Fax (707) 942-5633
WS 93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, February 2008
A rich full-bodied style with a mix of ripe melon fig and honeysuckle shaded by clean vanilla-tinged oak. Ends with a long complex finish that for all its size remains elegant and refined. Drink now through 2011. 294... A rich full-bodied style with a mix of ripe melon fig and honeysuckle shaded by clean vanilla-tinged oak. Ends with a long complex finish that for all its size remains elegant and refined. Drink now through 2011. 294 cases made. -JL
IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 2006
Medium yellow. Slightly reduced aromas of pineapple biscuit and crushed stone; this smells like Schlossberg riesling. Then fat and rich but a bit reduced and warm today and very difficult to taste. In a rather brooding... Medium yellow. Slightly reduced aromas of pineapple biscuit and crushed stone; this smells like Schlossberg riesling. Then fat and rich but a bit reduced and warm today and very difficult to taste. In a rather brooding stage and rather uncompromisingly dry with a light saline element on the back. But the wine's clean flavors and firm minerality leave me optimistic for its future development in bottle. 92(+?) points
Color & Type White
Varietal Chardonnay
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Appellation Sonoma
Sub-appellation Sonoma Coast
Vintage 2003