Talley Rosemary's Vineyard Pinot Noir 2008

Pinot Noir from Central Coast, California

Item No. 107153
  • red wine
  • collectible wine
  • RP96
  • WE94
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.

Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2003
  • CG93
  • 2000
  • WS90
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Winemaker's Notes

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.

Critical Acclaim

"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."
96 Points

"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."
94 Points

Learn About Talley Map ItMap It

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.

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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