Talley Vineyards

The goal at Talley Vineyards is to produce estate grown chardonnay and pinot noir wines of uncompromising quality that best reflect the unique characteristics of each of the Talley family's five San Luis Obispo County vineyards. Complete control over all phases of winegrowing is the guiding principle: from the planting of vines ideally suited to each vineyard site, to viticulture and winemaking that emphasize long term sustainability, low yields and minimal processing, to the gentle bottling of the finished wine. All wines produced under the Talley Vineyards label are grown, produced and bottled by the Talley family.

Talley Vineyards is located in the Arroyo Grande Valley, on California's South Central Coast, eight miles east of the Pacific Ocean. Talley Vineyards produced its first wine in 1986 with the production of 450 cases.

The Talley family owns five unique vineyards comprising 190 acres in Southern San Luis Obispo County. The Rincon Vineyard, Rosemary's Vineyard and the Monte Sereno Vineyard are located in the Arroyo Grande Valley. Oliver's Vineyard and the Stone Corral Vineyard are located in the neighboring Edna Valley. The Talley family also owns the 40-acre Hazel Talley Vineyard in the Templeton Gap area of Paso Robles.

Farming Practice:Sustainable

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Talley Vineyards 'Rincon' Chardonnay 2016
Vinous Media 95 "(21% new French oak) Pale yellow-gold. Ripe melon, pear nectar, tangerine and toasty lees on the deeply perfumed nose, complicated by a mineral flourish that adds focus and lift. Silky and seamless in the mouth, offering mineral-laced, impressively concentrated citrus and orchard
Item Number: 31814

Talley Vineyards 'Rincon' Pinot Noir 2015
94  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 94 "(raised for 18 months in French oak barrels, 20% of them new) Limpid ruby-red. A complex, highly perfumed bouquet evokes fresh red berries, Asian spices and candied rose, and a smoky mineral nuance adds vivacity. Sappy, sweet and penetrating in the mouth, offering juicy raspberry
Item Number: 27177

Talley 'Stone Corral' Pinot Noir 2013
92  Vinous Media 
Wine Advocate 92 "A step back from the Rincon and Rosemary releases, yet still a stunner, the 2013 Pinot Noir Stone Corral comes from sandy soils and exhibits pretty notes of rose petals, crushed rocks, candied watermelon and strawberries. Showing more and more minerality with time in the glass,
Item Number: 19365

Talley 'Rosemary Vyd' Pinot Noir 2016
96  Jeb Dunnuck 
Jeb Dunnuck 96+ "Another gem is the 2016 Pinot Noir Rosemary's Vineyard, which is up with the crème de la crème from California. This deeply colored effort gives up tons of cassis and ripe cherry fruits, subtle background oak and spice, medium body, and a layered, multi-dimensional texture. With

Talley Vineyards 'Rosemary' Chardonnay 2016
96  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 96 "A white peach aroma meets hazelnut, lemon cream, brioche, whipped butter and salt on the lavish and yet restrained nose of this bottling. An iron grip immediately seizes the palate with chalky tension and flavors, then smooths into tones of lemon preserves on toast, tangerine

Talley 'Arroyo Grande' Pinot Noir 2015
93  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 93 "(aged for 18 months in French oak barrels, 30% of them new) Deep brilliant red. Ripe red berries, incense and candied flowers on the seductively perfumed nose, along with a smoky mineral accent that adds vivacity. Sappy, alluringly sweet and focused on the palate, offering powerful

Talley 'Arroyo Grande' Chardonnay 2015
93  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 93 "(aged in French oak barrels, 25% of them new, for 16 months) Limpid yellow. Potent, mineral-accented tropical and orchard fruit aromas show very good clarity and a sexy floral overtone. Taut, minerally and delineated on the palate, which displays juicy pear, tangerine and pineapple

Talley 'Arroyo Grande' Pinot Noir 2014
92  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 92 "(aged for 14 months in French oak, 26 percent of it new): Brilliant ruby-red. Highly fragrant, spice-accented aromas of red and dark berry preserves and floral pastilles; a hint of vanilla emerges with air. Expansive raspberry and cherry-cola flavors are energized and lifted by

Talley Vineyards 'Oliver' Chardonnay 2014
93  Vinous Media 
Wine Advocate 93 "Another terrific white is the 2014 Chardonnay Oliver's Vineyard, which is located in the Edna Valley and was planted in 1991 (it's named after Talley Farms founder Oliver Talley). Barrel-fermented and aged 15 months in 16% new French oak, it's a richer, mineral-laced effort that

Talley 'Arroyo Grande' Chardonnay 2014
92  Vinous Media 
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

Talley Vineyards 'Rincon' Chardonnay 2014
93  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 93   “Very light gold. Smoke- and mineral-tinged orchard fruit, melon and fennel aromas show impressive clarity and pick up a sexy floral nuance with air. Chewy, energetic and pure, offering palate-staining pear nectar and honeysuckle flavors along with deeper suggestions of honey and

Talley 'Arroyo Grande' Chardonnay 2013
91  Vinous Media 
Wine Advocate 90 "Another medium-bodied, Burgundian-style effort is the 2013 Chardonnay Estate Arroyo Grande Valley. Seeing nine months in 15% new French oak, it has classic apple blossom, white peach and citrus aromas and flavors, medium-bodied richness and a vibrant, clean and classy style.

Talley 'Rosemary Vyd' Pinot Noir 2013
94  Vinous Media 
Wine Advocate 94 "At the same level as the Rincon Vineyard in 2013, the beautiful 2013 Pinot Noir Rosemary's Vineyard saw a similar elevage and saw 18 months in 28% new French oak. A bigger, richer effort, it offers terrific black raspberry, raspberry, spice, rose petal and hints of minerality on

Talley Vineyards 'Rincon' Pinot Noir 2013
94  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 94 "Aged 18 months in 22% new French oak, The 2013 Pinot Noir Rincon Vineyard is medium-bodied, juicy and lively, with bright acidity giving plenty of lift to its spring flowers, forest floor, mint and sweet Pinot Noir fruit. Made in a pretty, crystalline and elegant style, it's a

Talley Vineyards 'Oliver' Chardonnay 2013
93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 93 "The 2013 Chardonnay Oliver's Vineyard is brilliant and one of the more racy, steel and lively whites in the lineup. Giving up lots of citrus blossom, salt block, mineral and a touch of white flowers, it's medium-bodied, balanced and elegant, with beautiful tension and vibrancy.

Talley 'Arroyo Grande' Pinot Noir 2013
92  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 92 "Vivid red. Intense aromas of fresh red berries and rose oil, plus suggestions of blood orange and dusty minerals. Silky and fine-grained, offering nervy raspberry and bitter cherry flavors and a hint of candied rose. Delicate and precise but also deep, with gentle tannins building

Talley Vineyards 'Rincon' Chardonnay 2013
94  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 94 "Coming from loam and calcareous soils and aged on lees for 14 months in 20% new French oak, the 2013 Chardonnay Rincon Vineyard offers lots of saltiness and mineral characteristics to go with exotic green herbs, citrus and stone fruit-like aromas and flavors. Medium-bodied,

Talley Vineyards 'Rosemary' Chardonnay 2013
" For three generations the Talley family has farmed in Coastal San Luis Obispo County. The tradition began in 1948 when Oliver Talley founded Talley Farms and started growing specialty vegetables in the Arroyo Grande Valley. During the 1970s extensive planting of wine grapes began in the

Talley Vineyards'Oliver's Vyd' Chardonnay 2013
" Soft yellow in color, this 2013 vintage of Oliver's Chardonnay expresses beautiful aromas of tropical fruit and lemon blossom, followed by subtle hints of toasty oak. Bright acidity with lively notes of pineapple and tart lemon combine to produce a wine of elegance and freshness. This balanced

Talley 'Stone Corral' Pinot Noir 2012
95  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 95 - JD "Another rock-star Pinot Noir from this estate, the 2012 Pinot Noir Stone Corral Vineyard, which is located in the Edna Valley, has thrilling purity and elegance in its black cherry, spring flowers, rose petal and damp underbrush-like aromas and flavors. Possessing

Talley Vineyards 'Rincon' Pinot Noir 2012
93  Antonio Galloni 
Antonio Galloni 93 "Talley's 2012 Pinot Noir Rincon Vineyard is a gorgeous wine. Rose petal, mint, anise and sweet spices all lift from the glass as the 2012 opens up. The Rincon plays across all dimensions; with striking depth, density and resonance, all supported by ripe, silky tannins. Bright

Talley 'Rosemary Vyd' Pinot Noir 2012
98  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 98  "Easily one of the top Pinot Noirs in the vintage (and I'd wager one of the top efforts to ever come out of California), Talley’s 2012 Pinot Noir Rosemary’s Vineyard is world-class stuff that readers need to taste! Unfortunately, there’s a scant 460 cases to go around, but don’t

Talley 'Arroyo Grande' Pinot Noir 2012
92  Stephen Tanzer 
Wine Advocate 92 - JD "Also superb, as well as a serious value, the 2012 Pinot Noir Estate Arroyo Grande Valley is a medium-bodied, elegant and pure effort that yields notions of cherry pit, dried flowers, rose petal and damp earth. There’s not much to go around, but it’s refined, integrated and

Talley 'Arroyo Grande' Chardonnay 2012
92  Stephen Tanzer 
Stephen Tanzer 92 "Pale, hazy yellow. Sexy aromas of honeydew, pear, jasmine and smoky minerals. Juicy and precise, offering intense orchard and citrus fruit flavors and notes of anise and candied ginger. Really stains the palate but comes off lithe. Rich, lively, with excellent finishing

Talley 'Arroyo Grande' Pinot Noir 2011
93  Antonio Galloni 
Antonio Galloni 93 "The 2011 Pinot Noir Estate wafts from the glass with exquisite aromatics and weightless, articulate fruit. Bright, nuanced and wonderfully delineated, the 2011 is all about understatement. Clean, saline notes support the bright finish. The partial use of whole clusters works