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2010 Stone Corral Vineyard Pinot Noir
Wine Specs
Vintage
2010
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Edna Valley
Vineyard Designation
Stone Corral Vineyard
Harvest Date
Hand harvested September 25 - October 4, 2010.
Aging
17 months
Fermentation
30% new French oak barrels
Bottling Date
March, 2012
Wine Spectator
92
Wine Enthusiast
92
Stephen Tanzer's
93

2010 Stone Corral Vineyard Pinot Noir

This lush pinot noir matches well with pork tenderloin and rack of lamb.
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This wine has a savory, smoky bouquet layered with dark fruit notes of blueberry, black cherry, and notes of allspice. This full-bodied pinot noir has plush flavors consistent with the aromas, as black fruits are layered with mineral and spice notes. The texture is rich with medium tannins and a long, dusty finish. This lush pinot noir matches well with pork tenderloin and rack of lamb.
Wine Profile
Ratings
92 Points. Wine Advocate, Antonio Galloni, Issue 196, 8/31/12. Talley’s 2010 Pinot Noir Stone Corral Vineyard boasts a deep, serious core of dark cherries, tar and spices. This is an especially large-scaled, broad-shouldered wine from Talley. Layers of fruit build to the extroverted, flashy finish. The richness of the fully destemmed fruit comes through in spades. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2020.

93 Points. Steven Tanzer (Josh Raynolds), Issue 165 Nov/Dec 2012. "Bright ruby-red. Heady, stunningly aromatic bouquet displays pungent red berries, Indian spices, incense and vanilla. Deep raspberry and cherryvanilla flavors convey an impression of power, with zesty blood orange and rhubarb notes adding bite and focus. Finishes with excellent clarity and cut, leaving a suave spicecake quality behind. Talley told me that the yield from this vineyard in 2010 was only 1.5 tons per acre, ""which is too low from a financial standpoint".

90 Points. California Grapevine. Medium ruby; herbal, spicy, smoky, dark plum and black fruit aroma with notes of toasty oak; meduim to medium-full body; rich, textured cedary, black cherryand blackberry fruit flavors; medium to medium-full tannin; lingering aftertaste. Very highly recommended.

92 Points. Wine Enthusiast, March 2013. This is crisp and pure with Edna Valley intensity, offering complex waves of raspberry and cherry pie, savory spice and exotic sandalwood flavors that are girded with tangy, minerality. Drink now with steak, lamb or tuna.

92 Points. Wine Spectator - Web Only 2013. A bigger, broader, riper offering from Talley, this is very rich in plum and dark berry flavors, which turn spicy. The tannins are full, too, making this an intriguing choice for the cellar. Drink now through 2022. 210 cases made. –JL
Vineyard Notes
The 2010 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 Arroyo Grande Valley were average and the grapes had lower sugar levels and perfectly developed flavors.
Winemaker Notes
Fermented with native yeasts in open top fermenters
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