Wine Review: 2010 Michaud Vineyard Marsanne

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


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Marc has held almost every position in the food & wine industry and is committed to Celebrating Hospitality with Pride. In addition to being the co-founder and editor-at-large for Enobytes, Marc is a wine blogger contributor to (Wine Bytes) and writes the Wine Knowledge column in the print magazine About Face. The Contra Costa County Times, San Jose Mercury News, Tacoma Times Tribune and Washington Post have either interviewed or quoted Marc on his viniferous and culinary opinions. Marc has also appeared on Portland's "Vine Time" on News Radio 750 KXL and on California's Central Coast "From the Growing of the Grape to the Glass" on KUHL-AM 1410. He is also the author of A History of Pacific Northwest Cuisine: Mastodons to Molecular Gastronomy. While continuing to tenaciously search for what he may finally proclaim as his favorite wine Marc is relentless in his quest for the ultimate food and wine experience.


  1. Ken August 11, 2012 at 1:43 PM - Reply

    A new unknown producer, cool!

    • enobytes August 15, 2012 at 11:54 AM - Reply

      Definitely pick up a bottle and enjoy the juice.

  2. Charles August 15, 2012 at 9:51 AM - Reply

    I enjoy a good Marsanne. Unfortunately I could not find it locally, so I’ll have to find it online.

    • enobytes August 15, 2012 at 11:56 AM - Reply

      There are many online stores that carry it. If you have troubles finding a bottle, let us know and we’ll help track it down for you…

  3. Wine Lover September 11, 2012 at 2:01 PM - Reply

    We love this wine and Thank You for the review. A little hidden gem.

  4. Susan October 5, 2012 at 10:49 AM - Reply

    They have a website; you can order directly through them:

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