Arroyo Grande Valley
Rincon & Rosemary's Vineyards
August 31-September 14, 2009
30% new French oak barrels
2009 Talley Vineyards Estate Pinot Noir
This wine is no longer available.
This pinot noir has a rich bouquet layered with earthy and deep black fruit aromas of black cherry, fig, and mushroom, with subtle hints of lavender. This medium-bodied pinot noir has a plush mouthfeel with concentrated fruit flavors balanced by a fresh acidity characteristic of the Arroyo Grande Valley. This wine pairs well with pan seared duck breast and wild mushroom ragout.
The 2009 year began with a cold winter which led to some frost damage. Bud break was very even and the remainder of the year was marked by mild temperatures and healthy, even vine growth. An intense heat wave occurred in early September causing many grapes to ripen simultaneously. The harvest in the Arroyo Grande Valley was slightly larger than average and the quality of the fruit was exceptional with concentrated, intense flavors.