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Chardonnay 'Arroyo Grande - Estate', Talley Vineyards

Chardonnay 'Arroyo Grande - Estate', Talley Vineyards

Practicing Sustainable
• 100% Pinot Noir
• Sourced entirely from the Talley Estate Vineyards
• 65% from the Rincon Vineyard (planted in 1984) and 35% from Rosemary’s Vineyard
• Calcareous clay and sandy loam soils
• Aged 14 months in French oak (30% new)
• 13.4% abv

Producer:
Vintage:
2018
Country:
United States
Region:
California
Appellation:
Arroyo Grande Valley
Variety:
Chardonnay
Color:
White
Farming Practice:
Sustainable

Press & Reviews

Wine Enthusiast

Score:
92
Date:
2021-03-01
Review:
Subtle hints of macadamia nut, baked lemon meringue, butter and sea salt are presented in a mellow, subtle manner on the nose of this bottling, which would make a pleasant apéritif for any gathering. There's a taut frame to the sip, where lemon peel and lychee meet with a kiss of oak and a pinch of nutmeg. 

Vinous Media

Score:
92
Date:
2021-01-01
Review:
Vivid straw-yellow. Fresh pear, lemon curd and melon aromas are complemented by hints of jasmine and salted butter. Silky and energetic in the mouth, offering juicy Meyer lemon, Anjou pear and buttered toast flavors and a spicy jolt of candied ginger. Finishes with subtle grip, a repeating floral note and impressive, sappy persistence.