Talley 'Arroyo Grande' Chardonnay 2014

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Talley 'Arroyo Grande' Chardonnay 2014

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WA: 90
VM: 92
Item Number: 23071
Vinous Media 92
"Pale gold. Expressive tangerine, pear, floral and smoky mineral scents are complemented by deeper suggestions of toasty lees and honey. Densely packed but vibrant citrus and orchard fruit and candied ginger flavors are sharpened by a suggestion of dusty minerals that gains strength in the glass. Finishes juicy and very long, offering resonating honeysuckle and mineral notes and a lingering suggestion of pear nectar.
-- Josh Raynolds"

Wine Advocate 90
"The 2014 Chardonnay Estate, which is from the Arroyo Grande Valley, is outstanding. Notes of white flowers, white peach and saline-like characteristics all emerge from the medium-bodied, chiseled, clean and beautifully precise Chardonnay. Mostly from the Rincon Vineyard, with smaller portions from Rosemary's and Monet Sereno, aged nine months in 23% new French oak, drink it over the coming 2-4 years."

Vineyard Notes
The 2014 vintage marked the second abundant harvest in a row at Talley Vineyards and the second year of the California drought. At 6 inches, total rainfall was less than 30% of the average for Southern San Luis Obispo County. Dry conditions in the spring at bloom time afforded excellent fruit set and these ideal growing conditions continued throughout the summer and fall with no rain during harvest and very little mildew or botrytis pressure. Yields were about 25% above average and the resulting wines are elegant and balanced.

Winemaker Notes
58% Rincon Vineyard, 34% Rosemary’s Vineyard, 8% Monte Sereno Vineyard

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Information about Talley 'Arroyo Grande' Chardonnay 2014

Bottles per case: 12

Type: Chardonnay

Winery: Talley Vineyards

Region: California >  Arroyo Grande

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