Talbott Cuvee Carlotta Chardonnay 2009

Chardonnay from Central Coast, California

Price: $48.99
Item No. 110805
  • WS93
Style: Rich & Creamy

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Alcohol By Volume: 15.8%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

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.

Critical Acclaim

"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."
93 Points

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Rating:
(10/28/2011)
Very impressed! This will become a staple of my cooler.
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Robert Talbott Sr., his wife Audrey, and their son Robb moved to Carmel, California, in 1950, where they started a luxury tie company. During silk buying trips to Europe for their growing tie business, the Talbotts visited French and Italian vineyards and became interested in fine wines and soon aspired to produce their own California wines, using the Burgundian techniques that...

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Learn About Central Coast

The largest of California's wine growing regions, the Central Coast produces the majority of California's wine. The district sprawls out, covering most of the vineyard land between San Francisco and Santa Barbara. Smaller sub-AVAs of the Central Coast include Monterey Bay, Paso Robles, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Cruz Mountains and many others. Notable Facts...

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Learn About Chardonnay

Chardonnay (shar-dawn-AY) White Wine's Queen Bee Like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different soils and different climates. While frequently paired with California, its native home lies in the vineyards of Burgundy, France. The only major white grape of the region, Chardonnay is at its best on the rolling...

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