Wine Review: 2010 Michaud Vineyard Marsanne, California

A well made Rhone varietal produced in the famous Chalone AVA. This wine is 100% Marsanne and showcases the textbook honeysuckle and almond aromas that this varietal is associated with—the flavor profile indicates Marsanne qualities but on a somewhat one dimensional level. Muted orange zest, apricot and honey flavors are glimpsed but retreat quickly on the short finish. The consumption window on this one will be limited. Culinary pairings are broad and the simple flavors of the wine will work well with complex dishes. 158 cases produced.

Rating: Very Good (87) | $43 | 14.2% ABV