Talley Vineyards

San Luis Obispo Coast Chardonnay

2020
San Luis Obispo
Central Coast
California
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TA-lay VIN-yardz - San Loo-EES O-BEES-po Coast Shar-do-NAY
Varietal
Chardonnay
$30
Flavors
Melon Melon
Cinnamon Cinnamon
Toast Toast
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Palate Character

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COLOR
Pale Gold
BODY
ACIDITY
SWEET
ALCOH.
13.8%
GRAPE(S)
Chardonnay
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Why this wine made the cut…
A true Rich and Full wine, but with attractive restraint.
Arroyo Grande Valley, California
GRAPE VARIETAL(S)
Chardonnay
100% Shar-do-NAY
Chardonnay may be the most versatile white wine grape, often seen as a blank canvas. It displays various flavors and aromas depending on where it is grown and more specifically, how it is made. It can range in Palate Character from Bright & Crisp to Rich & Full depending on the climate. It is also particularly malleable and highly affected by winemaking choices like as malolactic fermentation, lees stirring, barrel fermentation and ageing practices.
Country / State
California
Region
Central Coast
Sub Region
San Luis Obispo
Producer
Talley Vineyards
Winemaker(s)
Brian Talley
Vintage
2020
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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.