Monday, September 10, 2018

Talley Rosemary Vineyard Pinot Noir

2013 Talley Rosemary Vineyard Pinot Noir...$56.98
Only 6 bottles available. First come, subject to confirmation
Prime drinking window. Drink 2015-2023

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 the nose. Lacking a touch of the precision and focus of the Rincon effort, it makes up for it with medium to full-bodied richness, a rounded, supple, sexy texture and beautiful length. While I don't think it hits the heights of the '12, readers shouldn't miss either of these vintages and it will be great to try these two when they have some maturity.
Rated 94/100 The Wine Advocate

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