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2012 Talley Vineyards Estate Chardonnay Magnum
Wine Specs
Vintage
2012
Varietal
Chardonnay
Appellation
Arroyo Grande Valley
Vineyard Designation
Rincon & Rosemary Vineyards
Harvest Date
September 11 - October 22, 2012
Aging
10 months in French oak barrels, 15% new
Fermentation
15% new French oak barrels
Bottling Date
August, 2012

2012 Talley Vineyards Estate Chardonnay Magnum

Subtle flavors of sweet tangerine lead to delicate notes of melon and minerals. 

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Aromas of orange blossom, lemon oil, and crushed stone characterize this vintage of Estate Chardonnay. Subtle flavors of sweet tangerine lead to delicate notes of melon and minerals. The wine finishes elegantly with hints of vanilla cream and lemon curd. The 2012 Estate Chardonnay pairs beautifully with sautéed sea scallops or roasted chicken breast.

Wine Profile
Tasting Notes

Ratings
92 Points by Antonio Gallloni, Vinous. July 2014. Butter, pastry, honey and yellow stone fruits meld together in the 2012 Chardonnay Estate. The 2012 is generous, soft and accessible, with pretty smoke, spice and honey overtones that add complexity. The 2012 is a great choice for drinking now and over the next few years. Rincon and Rosemary's are the main fruit sources.
Vineyard Notes
The 2012 vintage was one of those rare years where both quality and yield were exceptional, probably the best overall since 2005. The growing season was ideal with slightly below average rainfall, moderate canopy growth and very little mildew or botrytis. Due to excellent spring weather, fruit set was ideal. Yields were about 20% above average and the resulting wines are elegant and balanced.
Winemaker Notes
62% Rincon Vineyard, 29% Rosemary’s Vineyard, 5% Las Ventanas Vineyard, 4% Monte Sereno Vineyard
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