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.
"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."
The Wine Advocate
"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."