Talley Vineyards

Rosemary's Pinot Noir

Arroyo Grande Valley
Central Coast
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Pinot Noir
Black Cherry Black Cherry
Rose Rose
Cola Cola
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Tasting Notes
A midweight silky wine, with black cherry, bramble, and rose. A touch of herbal tea, leather, and minerality adds complexity before finishing with a spicy vanilla cola note. This wine will only get better, but is hard to resist now.
Medium Red/Ruby
Pinot Noir
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Why this wine made the cut…
Rare that a Pinot is at once not only serious and age worthy, but also elegant and delicious now.
Arroyo Grande Valley, California
Pinot Noir
100% Pee-NO NWAR
Pinot Noir is arguably the most revered grape variety in the world with origins in Burgundy, France where the best expressions can still be found. Pinot Noir is not only a tough grape to grow, it also shows miniscule differences in terroir arguably more than any other grape variety. Stylistically, it is generally higher in acid and lower in tannin but can vary depending on the location, and winemaking technique. It is very versatile with food, and shows a range of flavor from red and black fruit, floral, spice, earth, and mineral qualities.
Country / State
Central Coast
Sub Region
Arroyo Grande Valley
Talley Vineyards
Brian Talley
Total Production
7,500 bottles
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Talley Vineyards

Arroyo Grande Valley

Talley is located in the hills of San Luis Obispo eight miles from the coast, enjoying the perfect combination of warm days and cool evenings to grow pinot noir and chardonnay. 

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At Talley, all grapes are hand-picked at low yields on this 159-acre estate, where gravity flow is used in the winery. Winemaker Eric Johnson embraces a classic, non-manipulative style that embraces the unique character of each vineyard. 

The wines of Talley reflect the terroir, showing a balance of both silky approachability and intensity that varies depending on vineyard site—quality is the tie that binds them.