Talley Vineyards Estate Pinot Noir San Luis Obispo Coast 2021 (Arroyo Grande Valley, Central Coast, California) - [JD 90]

Talley Vineyards Estate Pinot Noir San Luis Obispo Coast 2021
(Arroyo Grande Valley, Central Coast, California) - [JD 90]


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Notes from the Winemaker:

Our Estate Pinot Noir is the quintessential expression of Talley vineyards, representing the cool climate and hillside topography of our home on the San Luis Obispo Coast's Arroyo Grande Valley. The bright and crunchy 2021 vintage is laced with accents of black raspberry and orange zest.

Aromas of rich raspberry, clove, strawberry cream, and candle wax unfold into flavors of bright cherry, sandlewood, pomegranate, and thyme that finishes with a juicy, bright, and stunning length.



Aging: 13 months in French oak barrels, 30% new

Alcohol: 13.5%

 

Ratings & Reviews

90Points - Jeb Dunnuck:
"I loved the 2021 Pinot Noir Estate, a rounded, medium-bodied, complex effort that has assorted sweet cherry and raspberry fruit, some spicy, herbal nuances, ripe tannins, and a lengthy finish. It's not the most complex or layered Pinot Noir out there, but it sure is fun to drink." (8/30/23)

93 Points - Vinous Media (2020):
"Deep glistening ruby-red. Vibrant, sharply focused aromas of cherry, potpourri and Asian spices are lifted by a smoky mineral flourish. Broad and concentrated on the palate, offering raspberry, bitter cherry and spicecake flavors that show impressive energy and focus. Rich yet lively in character, finishing with strong, spicy drive and fine-grained tannins that come in late. 26% new French oak.Drinking window: 2023 - 2029"

91 Points - Jeb Dunnuck (2020):
"The appellation release, the 2017 Pinot Noir Estate is all estate fruit that spent 15 months in 35% new French oak. Beautiful notes of red currants, raspberries, spring flowers, and ground herbs notes all emerge from this medium-bodied, fresh, racy effort that has bright acidity, fine tannins, and a great finish. This vibrant, age-worthy effort will keep for over a decade."

91 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2017 Pinot Noir Estate was made with 10% whole cluster and aged 14 months in 30% new French oak. Pale to medium ruby, it gives up bright scents of cranberry jelly, raspberry and strawberry jam, black tea leaves and blood orange with a lovely floral streak plus accents of rhubarb, cinnamon stick and dried leaves. Light to medium-bodied, it’s broody in the mouth with a soft frame and bright freshness, finishing long."

90 Points - Wine Enthusiast Magazine:
"Soft but dense aromas of pomegranate meet with thyme and tarragon on the pleasant nose of this appellation blend. Tart cranberry and sour plum greet an array of herbs on the palate."