Talley Vineyards Pinot Noir Arroyo Grande Valley Estate 2003
90 points Robert Parker: Complexity, elegance, concentration, and character jump significantly with the 2003 Pinot Noir Estate. A medium deep ruby color is accompanied by sweet cherry, raspberry, and currant fruit intermixed with damp earth and background wood notes. Medium-bodied and pure, with a floral component that emerges as the wine sits in the glass, this stylish, complex Pinot Noir could easily be confused with a high class Volnay. It should drink well for 5-6 years. Kudos to the Talley family for its impressive dedication to high quality wines. (Aug 2005)
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.