Talley Rosemary's Vineyard Pinot Noir 2008
Pinot Noir from Central Coast, California
The 2008 Rosemary's Vineyard Pinot Noir has complex layered aromas of rose petals, cranberry, and sandalwood, with lighter notes of lavender and anise. On the palate there are delicate flavors of raspberry, black cherry, and an earthy minerality. The mouthfeel is Burgundian in style with a lean and silky texture that finishes firm with graceful tannins.
The Wine Advocate - "A low yielding, cool vintage produced super-concentrated fruit. The dense ruby/purple-hued 2008 exhibits abundant blue and red fruits, especially blueberries and raspberries, intermixed with forest floor-like notes. With surprising concentration as well as a thick, juicy mouthfeel as well as undeniable elegance and precision, this dense 2008 should drink beautifully for another 10-15 years."
Wine Enthusiast - "Awesomely good. Hard to exaggerate how exceptional it feels. Dry and silky, its basic architecture is acids and tannins. WIthin that framework are amazingly complex flavors of wild forest red berries and red currants, cola, licorice and exotic sandalwood. The 2008 vintage was kind to Talley Rosemary's. Drink now-2015."
Talley Vineyards is a small family-owned and operated winery located in the Arroyo Grande Valley on California's South Central Coast. This valley opens directly to the Pacific Ocean, making it one of the coolest and most temperate viticultural areas in California. The goal at Talley Vineyards is to produce estate bottled Chardonnay and Pinot Noir of uncompromising quality. Talley Vineyards is committed to the prmicay of terrior in its wines, and every step taken from vine to bottle is reflective of this approach. View all Talley Vineyards Wines
About Central CoastView a map of Central Coast wineries
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 FactsGrape varieties range from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay to Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel. Some Central Coast wine is generic, bulk wine that contributes to the high production numbers of the area. But many winemakers and wineries, particular in some of the smaller AVAs, are small production artisans, creating unique and high-quality wine. The great thing about the Central Coast is its diversity - you're able to find a number of grape varieties and styles at a number of different price points.
About CaliforniaIt's not rare to see a wine's country of origin listed as "California." A country into itself in the wine world, California makes enough varieties and styles to match many European wine countries. It produces a diverse range of wines that span the quality spectrum.
The most famous of the California wine regions is Napa Valley, and these wines are certainly outstanding – but it's not as broad and diverse as its larger neighbor, Sonoma County. Down south, Santa Barbara's Santa Maria Valley is well-known for its Rhône blends, as well as cool-climate varieties like Pinot and Chardonnay. The Central Coast, the largest California AVA, has many different microclimates that lead to a wide range of wines with many sub-AVAs.
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