Wine Review: 2010 Michaud Vineyard Chalone California Marsanne

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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8 Responses to “Wine Review: 2010 Michaud Vineyard Chalone California Marsanne”

  1. Ken says:

    A new unknown producer, cool!

  2. Charles says:

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

    • enobytes says:

      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 says:

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

  4. Susan says:

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


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