Talley Arroyo Grande Chardonnay 2011
This wine has rich aromas of lemon zest and crème brulee with a hint of orange blossom. Initial flavors of fresh apricots and lemon curd give way to a lingering toasty finish. This wine has a rich, creamy texture balanced by a bright acidity and flintiness characteristic of Rosemary's Chardonnay. This wine pairs well with oysters or grilled lobster. Barrel aged sur lie 15 months in French oak (25% new). 389 cases produced. Not yet reviewed; 2010 vintage rated 94 points by Wine Advocate.
Talley Vineyards makes distinctive, handcrafted pinot noir and chardonnay wines that reflect the unique character of each of our vineyards in the Arroyo Grande Valley and Edna Valley on California's South Central Coast. Bishop's Peak Wines encompass the larger Central Coast region, handcrafted at Talley Vineyards from fruit grown in Santa Barbara County, Edna Valley, Paso Robles and Monterey County.
Four and a half glasses