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Talbott Pinot Noir Logan United States-California-Monterey 2008

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Deep and intense on the nose with gently stemmy accents with smoky topnotes over wild blackberry and wild cherry fruit. Big and rich in the mouth with tons of sweet fruit. This is a bowl of mixed cherries in the mouth with nicely balanced acidy and a bed of finely-grained tannins for support. The mid-palate is fairly dark and certainly deep with a nice wood element on the finish, though there’s not much length here. The alcohol is very well integrated with a touch of heat on the finish. 88pts

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Robert Talbott Vineyards & Winery:
Founded by the Talbott family a quarter century ago, Talbott Vineyards is dedicated to producing superior Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Crafted using grapes from two of Monterey County’s most esteemed vineyard areas, the Santa Lucia Highlands and the Carmel Valley, Talbott wines have earned a reputation for elegance and aging potential. Founder Robb Talbott takes great pride in their meticulous vi... Read more
Founded by the Talbott family a quarter century ago, Talbott Vineyards is dedicated to producing superior Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Crafted using grapes from two of Monterey County’s most esteemed vineyard areas, the Santa Lucia Highlands and the Carmel Valley, Talbott wines have earned a reputation for elegance and aging potential. Founder Robb Talbott takes great pride in their meticulous vineyard program. To ensure consistency and quality year after year, Robb and the Talbott winemaking team personally select only a small percentage of the most exceptional estate fruit for use in the Talbott family of wines. Read less
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Editorial Reviews for Talbott Pinot Noir Logan United States-California-Monterey

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,111
3.50 5
07/06/2011

Deep and intense on the nose with gently stemmy accents with smoky topnotes over wild blackberry and wild cherry fruit. Big and rich in the mouth with tons of sweet fruit. This is a bowl of mixed cherries in the mouth with nicely balanced acidy and a bed of finely-grained tannins for support. The mid-palate is fairly dark and certainly deep with a nice wood element on the finish, though there’s not much length here. The alcohol is very well integrated with a touch of heat on the finish. 88pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,111
4.00 5
12/09/2010

This smells warm and inviting, with beefy tones and cola notes helping to frame the dark cherry and black berry fruits on the nose. There’s a nice touch of wood spice here with some polleny, floral top notes. Big and silky smooth on entry, with vibrant black cherry and black raspberry fruits that have a lightly roasted edge to them. The mid-palate is round and has some milky oak tones and some nice menthol, almost medicinal spice tones. The finish is rich and a bit sticky with slightly jammy blackberry fruits and a touch of wood tannin and spice on the finale. 90pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,111
3.50 5
12/09/2010

This is spicy and almost minty on the nose, with lots of red fruit, some cola notes and an overall holiday feel to it. With air the fruit gains a peachy nuance and shows additional dried herb notes. This is nicely ripe in the mouth, smooth and even a touch dense, yet it preserves its herbal-tinged fresh red berry character. It’s nicely spiced on the mid-palate and has the faintest edge of tannin adding a bit of texture as well. The finish is a touch minty at first, then turns a bit spicier with candied red cherry fruit and a softly sweet impression on the finale. 88pts


Member Reviews for Talbott Pinot Noir Logan United States-California-Monterey

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Snooth User: Nicki Gig
1783064,202
4.00 5
11/12/2010

bright red cherries, cranberries, a little cedar and earth, cinnamon spice, nice complexity of flavors, delicate, juicy and good


Snooth User: Nicki Gig
1783064,202
3.00 5
04/29/2011

fruit forward, loaded with red fruit, bing cherry and ripe raspberries. exuberant fun wine, easy to drink on its own


Snooth User: Nicki Gig
1783064,202
3.50 5
11/11/2010

dark earthy cherries, little bit rustic on the nose, mixed red berries fill the palate with a little cedar, yum!


Snooth User: solomania9
63312,961
3.00 5
11/11/2010

Yellow and spiced but overall mellow. Leaves. Lumbering.


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,195
4.00 5
04/11/2010

Tasted at UNLVino 4/10/10


Snooth User: rjpease
3949851,035
2.50 5
11/11/2010

I was a little disappointed with this one. It was too spicy for me, and I had a hard time getting through a whole glass.


External Reviews for Talbott Pinot Noir Logan United States-California-Monterey

External Review
09/23/2011

"This complex and expressive Pinot Noir presents an almost opaque


External Review
07/13/2010

The 2008 vintage is medium garnet in color. On the nose, this wine shows inviting blueberry, ripe cherry and floral accents, with smoke notes and a touch of minerality. Segueing to flavors of blueberry and cherry-cola on the palate, it displays a seamless blend of richness, depth and silky texture.




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