Talley Arroyo Grande Valley Estate Chardonnay 2001

Chardonnay from California

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Item No. 58682
  • white wine
  • WS90
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2007
  • WS91
  • 1999
  • WS89
  • ST86
  • 1998
  • W&S92
  • 1997
  • WS93

Winemaker's Notes

Evocative aromas of wet stone, earth, and lemon curd give way to penetrating concentration and an expansive finish. The Estate Chardonnay blends grapes from the Talley Family's two vineyards in the Arroyo Grande Valley: 88% Rincon Vineyard and 12% Rosemary's Vineyard. The nineteen-year-old vines growing on the steep clay/limestone hillsides of the Rincon Vineyard contribute Chardonnay of richness and mineral complexity. The Rosemary's Vineyard portion was sourced from three distinct vineyard blocks—the fifteen-year-old section in front of Don and Rosemary Talley's home, as well as two new plantings in the canyons that flank the original planting.

"A wine of finesse and elegance, with intense, vibrant fruit that's ripe and rich, with layers of smoky toasty oak, honeysuckle, fig and melon, turning subtle and polished. Drink now through 2005."
-Wine Spectator's Top 100 Wines of 2002

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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.

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California has nearly 100 American Viticulture Areas (AVAs) and accounts for almost 90% of wine production in the United States. In our section of Other California, we include wines from smaller AVAs as well as wines from the California AVA. Here are a few smaller AVAs you may see on the label: Livermore Valley AVA, located right outside of San Francisco and home to...

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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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