Talbott Sleepy Hollow Vineyard Chardonnay 2019 (Santa Lucia Highlands, Monterey County, California) - [JS 93] [VM 92] [WE 91]

Talbott Sleepy Hollow Vineyard Chardonnay 2019
(Santa Lucia Highlands, Monterey County, California) - [JS 93] [VM 92] [WE 91]

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Vinous - Josh Raynolds writes May 2022:

"If any winery can claim to be a pioneer of Monterey County, it’s Talbott, which was established in 1982, in Carmel. Seemingly overnight, Talbott set a new standard for California, indeed, American Chardonnay. Talbott’s impact on the world’s view of the variety from the Golden State was altered, unlike anything seen since Chalone Vineyards arrived on the scene in 1972. The Sleepy Hollow estate vineyard, which was originally planted in 1972, now sprawls across 565 acres and has always been the source for most of the winery’s fruit. Now owned by the Gallo family (since 2015) quality at Talbott continues at an admirably high level, even if the competition has become fiercer. Recent years’ bottlings, under the direction of head winemaker David Coventry, have been the best wines ever made here, especially when it comes to Pinot Noir. I found these 2019s to be outstanding, across the board. The Kali Hart Chardonnay and Pinot Noir must be counted among America’s greatest values for their respective varieties, and they are even more impressive when one considers how much is made."

Ratings & Reviews

93 Points - James Suckling:

Aromas of lemon grass, elderberry, flint and fresh flowers. Medium-bodied with bright acidity. Steady intensity and length here. Linear and delicious. Refreshing tannins, too. Drink now.

92 Points - Vinous:
Pale yellow. Smoke- and spice-accented aromas of orange, pear skin, melon and succulent flowers. Shows very good energy and focus on the palate, offering vibrant citrus and orchard fruit, honeysuckle and vanilla flavors and a touch of mintiness. Closes on a spicy note, with sharp focus, very good length and repeating florality.

91 Points - Wine Enthusiast:
Light lemon rind and wet slate aromas meet with an almond cream note on the nose of this bottling. It's tense and citrus-driven on the palate, with a light brush of buttery warmth on the finish.