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Talley Vineyards

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2016 Rincon Vineyard Pinot Noir Magnum

2016 Rincon Vineyard Pinot Noir Magnum Image

The Rincon Vineyard is the home vineyard where Don Talley planted the first vines of Talley Vineyards in 1982 and where the winery is located. Consisting of two hillsides rising from the floor of the Arroyo Grande Valley, the calcareous clay soils of the West Rincon Vineyard yield wines with distinctive mineral and iron notes.
 

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Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Arroyo Grande Valley
Vineyard Designation
Rincon Vineyard
Harvest Date
August 22 – September 13, 2016, hand-harvested
Aging
18 months in French oak barrels, 30% new
Fermentation
Native yeast in 1.5 ton fermenters, including 5% whole cluster
Bottling Date
March, 2018
Alcohol %
13.7
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
The 2016 vintage of Rincon Vineyard Pinot Noir offers aromas of fresh raspberry and cranberry with a subtle touch of potpourri. Bright red cherry notes on the palate are complemented by white pepper and bay leaf. Try pairing this Pinot Noir with pork belly tacos with hoisin.
Vineyard Notes
The 2016 growing season was one of the very best in the 30 year history of Talley Vineyards. After four years of severe drought, El Niño conditions brought the most rainfall to the region since 2011. After a cool and windy spring, temperatures throughout the season were moderate, especially during the critical summer months when veraison and ripening occurred. The absence of severe heat for any extended period during the harvest season meant that the grapes were harvested at a moderate pace at optimal ripeness. Yields in the vineyard were consistent with five year averages and the resulting wines reflect the concentration, balance and elegance that is the hallmark of the confluence of a perfect growing season and a wine growing approach committed to capturing all the potential of the San Luis Obispo Coast region.
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