Sunday, October 6, 2013

94 and 95 point Talley Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs

2011 Talley Chardonnay Rosemary...$42.99
Even more impressive and getting a big “Wow!” in my notes, the mineral-tinged 2011 Chardonnay Rosemary’s Vineyard dishes out thrilling aromas and flavors of citrus blossom, toasted bread, white flowers and hints of poached apples. Silky, elegant and finesse-driven, it builds on the palate and has awesome depth and richness. Count me as a fan. This beauty can be consumed anytime over the coming decade. Drink now-2023.
Rated 95/100 The Wine Advocate

2011 Talley Chardonnay Rincon...$37.99
A brilliant Chardonnay, the 2011 Chardonnay Rincon Vineyard is perfumed, complex and layered, with mint, citrus blossom and edgy minerality all emerging from the glass. Medium-bodied and seamless, with a rich, full mid-palate, perfect balance and building richness, it stays elegant and shows nothing but class. Enjoy it over the coming decade. Drink now-2023.
Rated 94/100 The Wine Advocate

2011 Talley Rosemary’s Pinot Noir...$62.99
The most complete and impressive in the lineup, the smoking good 2011 Pinot Noir Rosemary’s Vineyard, which spent 18 months on lees in 30% new French oak, offers up gorgeous raspberry, raspberry, vanilla, underbrush, assorted wild flowers and edgy minerality to go with a medium-bodied, elegant and thrillingly textured and seamless palate. Deep, layered and savory, with perfect balance and a classic, age-worthy feel, it should be given a handful of years in the cellar and enjoyed over the following decade or more. Drink 2015-2026.
Rated 95/100 The Wine Advocate
Rated 94/100 Antonio Galloni, Vinious Media

2011 Talley Rincon Pinot Noir...$53.99
Showing the darker, more masculine side to the variety, the 2011 Pinot Noir Rincon Vineyard dishes out deep, mineral-laced aromas and flavors of black raspberry, licorice, vanilla and tinges of leather. Pure, rich and textured, with ripe tannin and a fantastic sense of tension and verve, it will have 12-15 years of ultimate longevity. Drink 2015-2026.
Rated 94/100 Wine Advocate
Rated 93/100 Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media

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