Talley Vineyards Chardonnay Arroyo Grande Valley Estate 2008
92 points Wine Enthusiast: Shows the weight, complexity and sheer deliciousness that this bottling almost always displays. Chardonnay fans will love the oaky, creamy flavors of pineapple tart, pear and lemon jam and buttered toast. The winemaker recommends pairing with black cod, and if you have a Chinese restaurant that makes a good version of this honey and soy inspired dish, it will be heaven. (Dec 2006)
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.
I love this crisp, mineral driven chardonnay!
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A shade trimmer than Talleyrsquo;s Edna Valley bottling, with a flinty mineral edge to the floral apple and pear fruit. Full-bodied, ending with a complex, lingering finish. Drink now through 2012.
A flinty white, with wet stone notes. Marked by green apple, pear and spice flavors, this is full-bodied and ends with a clean, snappy finish. Drink now through 2015.
Bright yellow. Aromas of quince, yellow plum and fresh fig. The palate offers an array of orchard and pit fruit flavors lifted by a zesty note of bitter lemon zest. A spicy quality gains strength with air and carries through the taut, linear finish. This energetic wine has the depth to work with rich foods and the cut to accompany lighter fare.
Oaky, with butterscotch and smoky caramel-honey flavors standing out over the underlying pineapples, oranges and minerals. Finishes dry and crisp.
Vivid yellow-gold. Powerful scents of orange, pear skin, toasty lees and iodine. Much more complex than the Edna Valley bottling today, offering powerful citrus and orchard fruit flavors and complicating notes of lees and minerals. Finishes with strong mineral cut and lingering spiciness.
Shows the weight, complexity and sheer deliciousness that this bottling almost always displays. Chardonnay fans will love the oaky, creamy flavors of pineapple tart, pear and lemon jam and buttered toast. The winemaker recommends pairing with black cod, and if you have a Chinese restaurant that makes a good version of this honey and soy inspired dish, it will be heaven.
Bright gold. At once richer and livelier than the Edna Valley bottling, displaying scents of pear, orange oil, buttered apple and smoky minerals. Sappy orchard and citrus fruit flavors provide very good palate coverage and are lifted by tangy acidity. The orange note comes back strongly on the finish, which leaves a dusty, stony quality behind.
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Dietary Information: Organic
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