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Talomas Chardonnay-Viognier 2002

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    The blending of our Chardonnay-Viognier was an extraordinary experience for all of us as we purposely farmed, and then crafted the Viognier to showcase its perfumed, oily and textured varietal nature, while our Chardonnay was directed to express its cool climate lineage, balanced by classic French oak barrel fermentation with moderate ML. Our unique blend displays the bright melon/citrus character of Chardonnay with a balanced dose of heady aromas and power of our exotic Viognier.

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    Talomas

    Talomas

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    Talomas, California
    A partnership in winemaking between California's Robert Mondavi and Australia's Rosemount Estate, Talomas (pronounced "tah-LOW-mas") is one of the two labels produced by this joint venture. Adopting a rule that neither company was allowed to work in its own backyard, Talomas was made in California by the Rosemount team lead by winemaker Philip Shaw.

    A California word for wildcats, Talomas (wines) were made from multi-regional and multi-varietal blends which created greater depth, texture and flavor complexity. Farmed in Santa Barbara, Mendocino, and Monterey Counties.

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    Responsible for the vast majority of American wine production, if California were a country, it would be the world’s fourth largest wine-producing nation. The state’s diverse terrain and microclimates allow for an incredibly wide-ranging selection of wine styles, and unlike tradition-bound Europe, experimentation is more than welcome here. Wineries range from boutique to massive corporations, and price and quality are equally varied—plenty of inexpensive bulk wine is made in the Central Coast area, while Napa is responsible for some of the world’s most prestigious and expensive “cult” wines.

    Just about every style of wine you can imagine is made in California, from bone dry to unctuously sweet, still to sparkling, light and fresh to rich and full-bodied. Each AVA and sub-AVA has its own distinct personality. In the Napa Valley, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and other Bordeaux varieties dominate, as well as Sauvignon Blanc. Sonoma County is best known for Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Zinfandel. The Central Coast has carved out a niche with Rhône blends based on Grenache and Syrah, while Mendocino has found success with Alsatian varieties such as Riesling and Gewürztraminer. With all the diversity that California has to offer, it is certain that any wine lover will find something to get excited about.

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    With hundreds of white grape varieties to choose from, winemakers have the freedom to create a virtually endless assortment of blended wines. In many European regions, strict laws are in place determining the set of varieties that may be used, but in the New World experimentation is permitted and encouraged. Blending can be utilized to create complex wines with many different layers of flavors and aromas, or to create more balanced wines. For example, a variety that is soft and full-bodied may be combined with one that is lighter with naturally high acidity. Sometimes small amounts of a particular variety are added to boost color or aromatics. Blending can take place before or after fermentation, with the latter, more popular option giving more control to the winemaker over the final qualities of the wine.

    RRM58224_2002 Item# 61570