- Talley Vineyards Chardonnay Estate 2013 Product #29770 (In Stock)
California's Edna and Arroyo Grande Valleys are some of the coolest vineyards in the state and the source of some of the most vibrant, mouthwatering, Chardonnays. Talley's 2013 is a beauty, pure and balanced with aromas and flavors of tropical fruit and lemon pulp acidity. Perfectly ripe at 13.7%, it finishes mouthwateringly clean and with an almost Burgundy-like mineralty. Refreshing to sip and brilliant with seafood.
"Another medium-bodied, Burgundian-style effort is the 2013 Chardonnay Estate Arroyo Grande Valley. Seeing nine months in 15% new French oak, it has classic apple blossom, white peach and citrus aromas and flavors, medium-bodied richness and a vibrant, clean and classy style. Coming from a blend of Rincon, Rosemary and Monte Sereno Vineyards, it's a no-brainer purchase and will drink nicely for 4-5 years."Wine Advocate 90 points
- Talley Vineyards Pinot Noir Estate 2013 Product #30241 (In Stock)
A classy, medium-bodied, Pinot Noir mainly from Talley's Rosemary's and Rincon Vineyards with 13 months in 30% new oak. There's a lovely floral element to the red berry and spice core.
"Intense aromas of fresh red berries and rose oil, plus suggestions of blood orange and dusty minerals. Silky and fine-grained, offering nervy raspberry and bitter cherry flavors and a hint of candied rose. Delicate and precise but also deep, with gentle tannins building slowly on the long, sharply focused finish." Vinous (Reynolds) 92 points
- Talley Vineyards Chardonnay Oliver's Vyd 2013 Product #30239 (In Stock)
Concentrated and pure with light minerality, this is one of the most exciting Chardonnays in the store right now.
"Deeply pitched pear nectar, anise, jasmine and iodine scents show very good clarity and an emerging gingery element. Concentrated orchard fruit flavors are sharpened by a suggestion of dusty minerals and a late jolt of white pepper. The floral note repeats strongly on the finish, which hangs on with excellent focus and tenacity." Vinous (Reynolds) 92 points
"The 2013 Chardonnay Oliver's Vineyard is brilliant and one of the more racy, steel and lively whites in the lineup. Giving up lots of citrus blossom, salt block, mineral and a touch of white flowers, it's medium-bodied, balanced and elegant, with beautiful tension and vibrancy. Completely barrel fermented and aged in 20% new French oak, it's one serious, classy Chardonnay that represents a terrific value at this quality level."Wine Advocate 93 points