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
Arroyo Grande Valley
Press & Reviews
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.
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.