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Volume 34, Issue 9: July 2010

Marsanne

This demonstrative wine from the northern Rhône, whose white wine offerings in partnership with Roussanne, is seemingly finding a home here in California. It is early days yet, and the majority of the exceptional efforts from this grape hail from one vineyard, the Krupp Brother’s Stagecoach Vineyard in the Atlas Peak AVA just east of the hills that frame the Stags Leap AVA. There, in rolling upland terrain, Marsanne has authored several special wines that are well worth seeking out. No shy sisters, these, they are full-bodied, rich, fruity and capable of making the fleshiest of fishes and the richest of chicken dishes stand up and take notice.



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CLINE
Marsanne
 Sonoma Coast 2009
$20.00
Very Limited AvailabilityDrink NowSolo/Light Foods
96
JC CELLARS
Stagecoach Vineyard
Marsanne
 Napa Valley 2007
$38.00
Very Limited AvailabilityDrink NowLamb
91
KRUPP BROS
Black Bart's Bride
Marsanne
 Napa Valley 2007
$40.00
Very Limited AvailabilityDrink Now or AgeLamb
91
KRUPP BROS
Black Bart. Stagecoach Vineyard.
Marsanne
  2007
$35.00
Very Limited AvailabilityDrink Now or AgeLamb
91
LA DILIGENCE
Stagecoach Vineyard
Marsanne
 Napa Valley 2008
$38.00
Very Limited AvailabilityDrink Now or AgeLamb
86
ROSENBLUM
Preston Vineyard
Marsanne
 Dry Creek Valley 2007
$25.00
Very Limited AvailabilityDrink NowLamb
89
SARAH'S VINEYARD
Beeson Vineyard
Marsanne
 Santa Clara Valley 2008
$22.00
Very Limited AvailabilityDrink Now or AgeLamb
89
TERRE ROUGE
Enigma
Marsanne
 Sierra Foothills 2008
$25.00
Limited AvailabilityDrink NowFish
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Rating System

THREE STARS:(95-98 points) An exceptional wine. Worth a special search of the market.

TWO STARS:(91-94 points) A highly distinctive wine. Likely to be memorable.

ONE STAR:(87-90 points) Fine example of a type or style of wine. Without notable flaws.

Note: Wines not marked with stars are often delightful wines. Each has unique virtues and any of these wines may be the best wine to serve your needs based on value, availability or for your dining and taste preferences.

95-98 3 Stars
91-94 2 Stars
87-90 1 Star
80-86 Wines of varying quality and value. See tasting notes for details.
70-79 Flawed wines to be avoided.

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Ageworthiness

Drinkable now. Unlikely to improve with further aging.

Drinkable now. Further bottle aging can improve this wine.

Cellar for future drinking. Wine will improve with bottle aging.

Not suitable for drinking.

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Food & Wine Pairings

Soft and fruity wine Quaffable by itself or with light foods.

Crisp white. Medium acid and dry. Fish or delicate flavored foods.

Mellow white. Dry to slightly sweet. Enough acid for white meats.

Full and balanced dry white. Try with rich seafood and fowl dishes.

Light Red and powerhouse White. Fowl, veal and light meats.

Medium Red. Balanced, good depth, medium tannin. Beef and lamb.

Robust Red. Full tannin, intense flavors. For highly spiced meat dishes.

Sweet Dessert wine. Enjoyable by itself or with sweet desserts.

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Availability

Generally available in most markets.

Limited production and/or limited geographic distribution.

Very limited availability.