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December 8, 2021

Marcassin tasting

Dinner at Neighborhood.

2007 Marcassin Chardonnay Three Sisters Vineyard - initially the nose was very caramelized, with big pineapple notes like the filling of Taiwanese pineapple cake. Changed drastically 15 minutes later and showed lots of buttery notes, and definitely got better with aeration. Weakest of the 3 chardonnays tonight but still pretty good.

2006 Marcassin Chardonnay Marcassin Vineyard - opened almost 4 hours before dinner. Really big and powerful, sooo toasty on the nose, also ripe and sweet on the palate. Almost 7 hours later this was still going strong. Amazing!

2010 Marcassin Chardonnay Marcassin Vineyard - nose was kinda toasty too at first, opened up really nicely and showed huge nose. Such depth on the palate with a long finish. Wonderful stuff.

2003 Marcassin Pinot Noir Marcassin Vineyard - opened 4½ hours before serving. Very fruity, very soft and alluring. Such amazing balance that gives you everything in just the right amount.

2003 Marcassin Pinot Noir Blue-Slide Ridge Vineyard - opened 4½ hours before serving. Riper fruit, initially more metallic. Showed cool fruit and pretty jammy later.

2003 Marcassin Pinot Noir Three Sisters Vineyard - served almost 5 hours after opening. Very ripe, showing sweet fruit without being too jammy. Toasty oak in the nose, too.

2003 Marcassin Pinot Noir Bondi Home Ranch - drank 5 hours 45 minutes after opening. Lovely and ripe with plenty of sweet fruit.

Full post on dinner is here.

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