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1996 Marcassin Chardonnay Hudson Vineyard
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95 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 1998

Extroverted aromas of game, oak char, tropical fruits, minerals and iodine. Terrific spicy, minerally intensity on the palate, but slightly aggressive today, with the oak component in the foreground. Distinctly chewy, very long finish. The toughest to taste today of these '96s.

92 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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