Saturday, March 26, 2016

Talley Rincon Pinot Noir 94 points

2013 Talley Pinot Noir Rincon...$54.99
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 gorgeous 2013 that will have a decade of longevity.

This is another terrific lineup of Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs from Brian Talley and winemaker Eric Johnson. Located in Edna Valley, they release a number of single-vineyard (also from the Arroyo Grande Valley) as well as solid value-priced appellation releases and their Bishop's Peak bottlings. Most are completely destemmed and aged in a modest amount of new oak.
Rated 94/100 The Wine Advocate

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