Talley Vineyards

San Luis Obispo Coast Pinot Noir

2021
Central Coast
California
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TA-lay VIN-yardz - PEE-no NWAR San Loo-EES O-BEES-po Coast
Varietal
Pinot Noir
$39
Flavors
Red Cherry Red Cherry
Rose Rose
Cola Cola
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COLOR
Medium Red/Ruby
BODY
TANNIN
ACIDITY
SWEET
ALCOH.
13.5%
GRAPE(S)
Pinot Noir
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Why this wine made the cut…
Some wines need time to be enjoyed at their full potential. Not Talley's Pinot Noir, delicious out of the gate.
Arroyo Grande Valley, California
GRAPE VARIETAL(S)
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
California
Region
Central Coast
Producer
Talley Vineyards
Winemaker(s)
Brian Talley
Vintage
2021
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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.