Tasted last year, the 2005 Chardonnay Three Sisters is showing even better with another year of bottle age. With extraordinary minerality, wet stones, almost a liqueur of rocks and honeyed citrus as well as nectarines and orange blossoms, this wine is stunningly rich and builds incrementally on the palate It finishes with zesty acidity, great purity, and superb intensity. This is a wine of extraordinary gravitas and should drink nicely for 10 or more years.
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... View More