Talbott Sleepy Hollow Chardonnay 2009

Chardonnay from Central Coast, California

Price: $36.99
Item No. 109808
  • WE93
  • WS91
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: 14.9%

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%.
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1998
  • WE88

Winemaker's Notes

Our flagship and renowned Chardonnay which is the quintessential expression of our Sleepy Hollow Estate located in the Santa Lucia Highlands of California. Hand picked grapes, barrel aged 12 months in French Oak, 30% new oak. Excellent food wine as it is full bodied, smooth balance, with delicious notes of tangerine, grapefruit, white peach, and toasted almond.

Critical Acclaim

"As always with this vineyard, the wine is superripe, almost overripe, with extracted pineapple, pear, nectarine and peach flavors that are impossibly ripe. New oak adds even richer vanilla, caramel and buttered toast notes. Great acidity and firm minerality fortunately balance all this flamboyance, but it's still a pretty powerful Chardonnay. Drink with rich lobster, scallop and tuna dishes. "
93 Points

"Presents its tropical fruit flavors on a laser beam, with spicy citrus, green pineapple, guava and green apple scents. Intense, concentrated and very cleansing. Drink now through 2017. 7,728 cases made."
91 Points

Learn About Talbott Map ItMap It

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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