Talbott Sleepy Hollow Vineyard Pinot Noir 2012

Pinot Noir from Central Coast, California

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Item No. 132246
  • red wine
  • ST90
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

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%.

Winemaker's Notes

Talbott's signature Pinot Noir crafted from a selection of their finest blocks from our renowned Sleepy Hollow Vineyard located in the Santa Lucia Highlands of California. This wine is produced using half old-vine (planted in 1972) Martini clone Pinot Noir grapes and Dijon clone Pinot Noir grapes (ranging in age 15-20 years). Barrel aged 10 months in French oak, 30% new. Full bodied, rich texture with flavors of Bing cherry and red plum leading to a long finish with vanilla oak and lively acidity.

Critical Acclaim

"Brilliant ruby-red. Ripe cherry and black raspberry on the fragrant, smoke-tinged nose. Sappy and expansive, offering gently sweet dark berry flavors that are sharpened by peppery spice and orange pith nuances. Shows good energy and a seamless character on the gently tannic finish, which clings with very good tenacity and subtle spiciness."
90 Points

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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 Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir(PEE-noh nwahr) Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It only grows in the right climate, with the right soils and the right care. Perhaps because it is so difficult is why it is so loved. Pinot Noir hails from Burgundy, a region known for crafting the most collectible and sought-after wines from this varietal. Not only does Pinot reign in Burgundy, it is also...

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