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2012 Talley Vineyards Estate Pinot Noir 375ml (Half Bottles)
Wine Specs
Vintage
2012
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Arroyo Grande Valley
Vineyard Designation
Rincon & Rosemary's Vineyards
Harvest Date
Hand-harvested September 4 - October 8, 2012
Aging
13 months
Fermentation
20% new French oak barrels
Bottling Date
December, 2013 without filtration

2012 Talley Vineyards Estate Pinot Noir 375ml (Half Bottles)

This wine has flavors of raspberry, dried thyme, tobacco and finishes with a hint of black pepper.

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The 2012 Estate Pinot Noir expresses exceptional aromatic complexity with notes of fresh black cherries and subtle rhubarb, followed by hints of toasted oak and ripe cranberry. This wine has flavors of raspberry, dried thyme, tobacco and finishes with a hint of black pepper. Medium in body, it expresses the savory mineral and earth characteristics of the Arroyo Grande Valley and pairs nicely with pan seared filet mignon or grilled salmon.

Wine Profile
Tasting Notes

Ratings
89 Points. Antonio Galloni, July 2014. Dark red cherries, plums, cloves, leather and menthol all flesh out in the 2012 Pinot Noir Estate. Voluptuous and racy in the glass, the Estate is quite pretty and expressive. Crushed flowers, red berries and sweet spices meld together on the racy, silky finish. This fragrant Pinot is a good choice for drinking over the next few years. Drink now - 2017.
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
50% Rincon Vineyard, 47% Rosemary’s Vineyard, 3% Las Ventanas Vineyard fruit
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