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Re: Marcassin

#51 Post by AlexS » September 26th, 2019, 5:34 pm

It'll arrive.

Tbh, I love how Marcassin is doing the aging for us - would guess it's intentional.
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#52 Post by jeffruggels » September 26th, 2019, 10:11 pm

i would tend to agree

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#53 Post by John Ammons » September 26th, 2019, 10:15 pm

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#54 Post by Herwig Janssen » September 27th, 2019, 12:34 am

I served the Marcassin chardonnay from Marcassin Vineyard ( latest release , I forget the vintage ) about 6 months ago here in Belgium . Very experienced tasters . Everybody thought it was a concentrated high end Cote du Rhone , genre Condrieu or Hermitage blanc .

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#55 Post by Frank Drew » September 27th, 2019, 10:58 am

I guess it’s an acquired taste (I haven’t).

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#56 Post by jeffruggels » September 27th, 2019, 12:54 pm

different folks like different things

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Re: Marcassin

#57 Post by P Sepsas » September 30th, 2019, 3:09 pm

Hi all!

First post here and waned to ask how long have you waited in order to get an allocation.

I an on the waiting list for at least four years, perhaps five. Has anyone got an allocation recently and if so, how many years did you spend waiting?

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#58 Post by AlexS » September 30th, 2019, 6:18 pm

Oh boy...
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#59 Post by P Sepsas » October 1st, 2019, 1:51 pm

AlexS wrote:
September 30th, 2019, 6:18 pm
Oh boy...
Does it mean, never? [popcorn.gif]
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#60 Post by David Baum » October 19th, 2019, 10:04 pm

Was just offered 13 marcassin pinot tonight through source that just got word it's coming shortly to him. Should be out to others soon. Haven't decided if I'll take it all yet.

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#61 Post by Shay_A » October 20th, 2019, 7:21 am

David Baum wrote:
October 19th, 2019, 10:04 pm
Was just offered 13 marcassin pinot tonight through source that just got word it's coming shortly to him. Should be out to others soon. Haven't decided if I'll take it all yet.
When you say source, do you mean a wine shop or someone on the list? I know the ‘13 chardonnay has been in select shops for a few months now even though it hasn’t been released to customers on the list.
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#62 Post by Joe G a l e w s k i » October 20th, 2019, 4:28 pm

Sc0tt F!tzger@ld wrote:
June 12th, 2019, 3:14 pm
Switch to Aubert. Considerably less expensive and every bit as good, if not better.
Aubert and Marcassin do not exist in the same dimension.

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#63 Post by Andrew Dodd » October 22nd, 2019, 10:01 am

Joe G a l e w s k i wrote:
October 20th, 2019, 4:28 pm
Sc0tt F!tzger@ld wrote:
June 12th, 2019, 3:14 pm
Switch to Aubert. Considerably less expensive and every bit as good, if not better.
Aubert and Marcassin do not exist in the same dimension.
Agree to disagree on that one.
Try them blind side by side, they're different stylistically but qualitatively on par.
Love them both.

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#64 Post by Mark Christenson » October 22nd, 2019, 8:12 pm

Andrew Dodd wrote:
October 22nd, 2019, 10:01 am
Joe G a l e w s k i wrote:
October 20th, 2019, 4:28 pm
Sc0tt F!tzger@ld wrote:
June 12th, 2019, 3:14 pm
Switch to Aubert. Considerably less expensive and every bit as good, if not better.
Aubert and Marcassin do not exist in the same dimension.
Agree to disagree on that one.
Try them blind side by side, they're different stylistically but qualitatively on par.
Love them both.
Agree with that. I love both.
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#65 Post by Joe Raymond » October 22nd, 2019, 8:35 pm

grouphug Me too
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#66 Post by Joe G a l e w s k i » October 28th, 2019, 2:28 pm

Andrew Dodd wrote:
October 22nd, 2019, 10:01 am
Agree to disagree on that one.
Try them blind side by side, they're different stylistically but qualitatively on par.
Love them both.

I think we're agreeing to agree. I agree that qualitatively they are the same. But stylistically, they are NOT. If you really like Marcassin, I don't see how Aubert would be a good substitute, and vice versa, unless you appreciate both styles.

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#67 Post by Steve M » November 5th, 2019, 12:04 pm

Anyone get the '13 Pinot offer letter?
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#68 Post by Shay_A » November 5th, 2019, 12:32 pm

Steve M wrote:
November 5th, 2019, 12:04 pm
Anyone get the '13 Pinot offer letter?
Nothing here (Texas).
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#69 Post by AlexS » November 5th, 2019, 2:52 pm

The Chard letter hasn't even been sent yet and I'm next to positive it always arrives before the Pinot.
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#70 Post by StuartB » November 8th, 2019, 9:34 am

I emailed Jen to check in on this earlier in the week, but (uncharacteristically) no response.
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#71 Post by MarcosD » November 9th, 2019, 4:13 am

I emailed Jen after reading this thread and also with a new address. Please see answer below (October 21).

"We updated your address. We processed your order for the 2012 Pinot Noir last year. We are still working on the 2013 Chardonnay offer and it will be out soon. Stay tuned."
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#72 Post by kyleg » November 9th, 2019, 9:39 am

MarcosD wrote:
November 9th, 2019, 4:13 am
I emailed Jen after reading this thread and also with a new address. Please see answer below (October 21).

"We updated your address. We processed your order for the 2012 Pinot Noir last year. We are still working on the 2013 Chardonnay offer and it will be out soon. Stay tuned."
Got the same response about 6 weeks ago when I inquired as well, the waiting game continues!
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#73 Post by kyleg » December 4th, 2019, 3:45 pm

Anyone gotten anything yet?

2013 Chard has started showing up at retail shops..
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#74 Post by Charles Kersten » December 4th, 2019, 3:57 pm

At this point I would prefer they just wait until early spring thanks

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#75 Post by Kevin Lloyd » December 4th, 2019, 5:54 pm

Haven't received it yet

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#76 Post by AlexS » December 5th, 2019, 4:15 pm

Charles Kersten wrote:
December 4th, 2019, 3:57 pm
At this point I would prefer they just wait until early spring thanks
Agreed.
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#77 Post by mark rudner » December 15th, 2019, 2:05 pm

anyone know what the estate chard current release price is?

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#78 Post by David Kaufman » January 9th, 2020, 2:19 pm

mark rudner wrote:
December 15th, 2019, 2:05 pm
anyone know what the estate chard current release price is?
believe I last paid $150

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#79 Post by Ron F r e e d » February 3rd, 2020, 2:16 pm

jeffruggels wrote:
July 15th, 2019, 2:23 pm
Very funny Ron
You thought I was kidding? neener

Is there any updated chatter about timing from someone who IS able to get a response out of Marcassin?

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#80 Post by Jeff Cunningham » February 10th, 2020, 10:04 am

I received my first offer of the 2012 Pinot in October 2018. I’m in PA and just heard back from Jen today. She confirmed I haven’t missed any offers and the 2013 Chardonnay would be coming soon (open to interpretation I’m sure) followed by the 2013 Pinot. Her only other add was they’re amazing and worth the wait. [cheers.gif]

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#81 Post by Andrew Dodd » February 11th, 2020, 9:19 am

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#82 Post by Rob Weaver » February 11th, 2020, 10:11 am

Been ordering Marcassin for years and am used to the somewhat adhoc approach to selling their wine.

I can’t recall there ever being this much of a gap between releases. Makes me wonder if they weren’t satisfied with the way the wine was drinking and sat on it until it was ready or if some life event has interfered or writer’s block affecting the offer letter.

Maybe he is waiting for the Master’s golf tournament results or the comped Riedel stems so often discussed in those missives.

Love the wines, especially the Chards, and don’t mind the wait.

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#83 Post by Mike Q » February 12th, 2020, 7:33 am

Are the upcoming Marcassin Pinot and Chards the last wines being released that Parker himself scored? Can anyone think of anyone else? I won't count Latour now that they don't do ep? I suppose though both Latour and Marcassin are doing the same thing at the end of the day.
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#84 Post by Tom Futey » March 9th, 2020, 9:22 am

Getting closer ?

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#85 Post by David Glasser » March 9th, 2020, 2:22 pm

Since Marcassin fans are watching this thread, I thought I’d ask this here: Any recent experience with or thoughts on drinking windows for the 2005 Three Sisters Chardonnay (CT says 2006-2017) and the 2010 Marcassin Vyd Pinot (CT 2014-2024)? I recently received a gift of a bottle of each.

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#86 Post by AlexS » March 9th, 2020, 5:34 pm

David Glasser wrote:
March 9th, 2020, 2:22 pm
Since Marcassin fans are watching this thread, I thought I’d ask this here: Any recent experience with or thoughts on drinking windows for the 2005 Three Sisters Chardonnay (CT says 2006-2017) and the 2010 Marcassin Vyd Pinot (CT 2014-2024)? I recently received a gift of a bottle of each.
David, unless you really like aged Chard I'd probably pop the cork on the 2005 sooner rather than later - for my palate, Marcassin Chard is better within the first decade. Not sure about the Pinot.
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#87 Post by Ken Strauss » March 9th, 2020, 5:43 pm

David Glasser wrote:
March 9th, 2020, 2:22 pm
Since Marcassin fans are watching this thread, I thought I’d ask this here: Any recent experience with or thoughts on drinking windows for the 2005 Three Sisters Chardonnay (CT says 2006-2017) and the 2010 Marcassin Vyd Pinot (CT 2014-2024)? I recently received a gift of a bottle of each.
Definitely drink the 2005. It maybe past it’s prime.
I bought a case of the 2010 pinot. Drank 4. Every bottle has been awesome. That said you could wait or drink and be very happy.
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#88 Post by Mark Christenson » March 9th, 2020, 7:13 pm

One of the best "old" Chardonnays I've had was a '99 Marcassin Marcassin Vineyard in 2014. At 15-years old it was incredibly fresh and vibrant, and it made me realize that well-made domestic Chardonnays can live well past my previously assumed 5-7 years.
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#89 Post by David Glasser » March 10th, 2020, 5:30 pm

Thanks Alex and Ken (you agree on something!). I popped the Chard tonight. Light-medium gold, definitely not over the hill. Rich and buttery and floral, my wife loved it.

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#90 Post by AlexS » March 10th, 2020, 6:21 pm

Awesome David, glad to hear it showed well! Even better your wife loved it!!
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#91 Post by Glenn P » March 12th, 2020, 12:17 pm

Just heard that John has had some health issues. We all need to wish him a speedy recovery for he , Helen and all of the thousands of fans that love their wine.
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#92 Post by mark rudner » March 14th, 2020, 6:33 am

which wine is next to be released? it's been so long i forgot!
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#93 Post by AlexS » March 14th, 2020, 1:08 pm

mark rudner wrote:
March 14th, 2020, 6:33 am
which wine is next to be released? it's been so long i forgot!
thanks
2012 Pinot was the last release so we're all thinking 2013 Chard (but who really knows at this point).
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#94 Post by Mel Knox » March 14th, 2020, 7:29 pm

I had lunch with two staff members this week and they don't know anything !
I volunteered to help John write a newsletter but they refused, saying I don't know enough about golf.
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#95 Post by Mark Christenson » March 14th, 2020, 10:02 pm

Opened the ‘07 Marcassin Vineyard Chardonnay last night and it was singing. It could easily have been a new release in terms of how fresh it was. The only thing we didn’t do that we should have was decant it.
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#96 Post by Kris Patten » March 15th, 2020, 9:11 am

Mark Christenson wrote:
March 9th, 2020, 7:13 pm
One of the best "old" Chardonnays I've had was a '99 Marcassin Marcassin Vineyard in 2014. At 15-years old it was incredibly fresh and vibrant, and it made me realize that well-made domestic Chardonnays can live well past my previously assumed 5-7 years.
I have one of these in the cellar I need to open this year.
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#97 Post by Jim Clary » March 16th, 2020, 7:27 pm

Coravined a glass of 1998 Lorenzo tonight to have before dinner. Still holding on and quite pleasant to drink, even at 22 years. I remember Bob Parker bringing a couple of equally old Marcassin’s to a dinner at Daniel years ago (think they were Three Sisters vineyard) that were sublime. Interesting how these age so well.

The Lorenzo is a beautiful deep golden color. Fun glass. Now on to the red for the evening. Quarantining doesn’t have to be austere.
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#98 Post by MikeHahn » May 6th, 2020, 9:17 am

Any release updates???

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#99 Post by Mel Knox » May 6th, 2020, 11:13 am

The '98 Lorenzo was great the last time I had it.
We were visiting Marcassin just before the fit hit the shan and somebody there joked they were hoping to go two years without a release.
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#100 Post by MikeHB » May 14th, 2020, 10:38 am

Anyone else find it odd (or have an explanation) how some retailers and distributors have the 2014 Marcassin Chard, but we have yet to see an allocation for the 2013?
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