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Date Printed: 8/22/2014
Talbott Logan Chardonnay 2004
Talbott Logan Chardonnay 2004
(search item no. 87218)
Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 8/22/2014: $15.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Medium straw in color, soft sweet tropical fruit; bananas out front, hints of guava, mild citrus and apple in the nose, complemented with slight oak tones. Medium to full mouthfeel, nicely balanced with acids and tannins, it completes the full structure with slightly sweet and toasty oak. Still young, the flavors coat the mouth with a yeasty, sweet and lingering finish. The wine shows softer fruit up front, but at this time has plenty of balance and structure. Much more in the style of traditional Logan Chards, it is a lovely wine that we are very proud to present.
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About Talbott:

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 they had become passionate about during their European vineyard tours.

They founded Talbott Vineyards in 1982 along with son Robb, with the planting of the 24-acre Diamond T Estate Vineyard and the construction of the first winery in Carmel Valley.

In 1994, when presented with the opportunity, the Talbotts jumped at the chance to acquire the Sleepy Hollow property. With the addition of Sleepy Hollow Vineyard, the Talbotts enjoy the benefits of being a 100 percent estate winery, with direct control of all farming of their vineyards.

Today, Talbott Vineyards produces estate Chardonnay and Pinot Noir under four labels: Talbott, Logan, Case, and Kali Hart. Each line of wine is its own "winery within a winery," with its own distinctive style. The Talbott family plans to keep production small to maintain exacting quality standards and continue to create distinctive handmade wines with intensity, balance, and finesse.