The signature white wine of Talley Vineyards, the Estate Chardonnay represents a pure expression of the calcareous soils and cool maritime climate of the Arroyo Grande Valley produced in a classic old world style, incorporating barrel fermentation and aging. This bottling dates to the inaugural vintage of 1986 and was the first Chardonnay produced in the Arroyo Grande Valley.
Pale gold in appearance, the 2015 Estate Chardonnay offers aromas of cantaloupe, yellow apple skin, and a hint of toasted bread crumbs. The palate is juicy and bright. Notes of peach nectar, stone fruit pith, wet river rock, and lemon curd lead to a refreshing and slightly toasty finish.
30% off for Wine Club members ($18.90btl), 20% off non-club ($21.60btl)
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With the New Year comes new opportunities, but also the soothing annual ritual of pruning. Just as we shed old habits and ways of being, so too do we prune away old wood to allow for the growth of new shoots and next year’s crop. And even though it hasn’t rained as much I would like, the hills are turning a soft green, which heightens the sense of renewal I associate with this time of year. One of the things I look forward to most in 2018 will be the releases of our 2016 Single Vineyard Selection Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs. Marking our 30th anniversary bottlings of Talley Vineyards wines, I expect these to be among the best wines we’ve ever produced and they’ll feature brand new packaging. As with the New Year, they represent a harmonious synthesis of old and new.
Cheers! Brian Talley
All Talley Vineyards, Bishop’s Peak, and Mano Tinta wines are handcrafted at the Talley Vineyards winery to reflect three generations of family farming history in San Luis Obispo County. Many of these wines have limited availability and are only available for purchase at the winery or online.
The best way to enjoy Talley Vineyards and Bishop’s Peak wines is as a member of one of our wine clubs. We are pleased to offer membership in either our Talley Family or Estate Subscriber Program.
Take a look at the descriptions to decide which club is the right one for you.