Hand Harvested September 28 – October 4, 2011
French oak barrels
Bottled February, 2013
2011 Talley Vineyards Edna Valley Pinot Noir
This wine is no longer available.
This pinot noir has a complex bouquet of raspberry, mission fig, and clove with layers of smoke and spice. This full bodied wine is layered with flavors of ripe black fruit and earth that finish soft with plush tannins and balanced acidity. It complements lamb dishes and wild mushroom risotto.
The 2011 year began with average rainfall followed by a very warm spring, which enhanced fruit set. The summer and fall months were the coolest on record leading to an exceptionally long growing season. A six day heat spell in mid September finished the ripening. Yields in the Edna Valley were average and the grapes had lower sugar levels and perfectly developed flavors.