This tête de cuvee bottling is chosen by our winemaker Dan Karlsen from a select block of our Sleepy Hollow Vineyard, and also narrowed down to a few select barrels producing only 250 cases. Named in honor of Robb Talbott's grandmother, Carlotta embodies the elegance and grace of Talbott's renowned Sleepy Hollow Vineyard. This full bodied Chardonnay displays rich notes of peach, toasted hazelnut, and a hint of lemon. Sleepy Hollow Vineyard is located in the northern part of the
Santa Lucia Highlands AVA. Over the past several years, a
section of Sleepy Hollow planted to Dijon clones has emerged
as one of the most exciting blocks on the property, and has
become the source for Cuvée Carlotta. This block delivers fruit
with beautiful ripeness and distinctive flavors that produce a
wine of outstanding quality.
"A very rich, but oakier and more complete Talbott for drinking now. Bold, ripe and layered, with fig, honeydew melon, spiced apple and citrus character. Full-bodied, gaining depth and length on the finish. Drink now through 2017."
Very impressed! This will become a staple of my cooler.