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2017 Rosemary’s Vineyard Chardonnay

2017 Rosemary’s Vineyard Chardonnay
Overlooking the Pacific Ocean and surrounding Rosemary Talley’s home, Rosemary’s Vineyard is the coolest site at Talley Vineyards, has distinctive chalky shale soils and produces chardonnay marked by refreshing acidity. It produces our most ageworthy and highly regarded wines.
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SKU: 17RSCH
Wine Specs
Vintage
2017
Varietal
Chardonnay
Appellation
Arroyo Grande Valley
Vineyard Designation
Rosemary's Vineyard
Harvest Date
September 12, 2017, hand-harvested
Aging
sur lie 16 months in French oak barrels, 20% new
Fermentation
Native yeast Primary and Secondary Fermentation
Bottling Date
March, 2019
Alcohol %
13.7
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Pear, River Rock and Lemon Zest on the nose, with White Peach, Salinity and Salted Caramel on the palate.
Vineyard Notes
In 2017, the five year drought officially ended when we received over 30 inches of rainfall in the Arroyo Grande Valley. Cool, wet conditions persisted into the spring which delayed growth and critical vineyard operations, including pruning, mowing, tillage and shoot thinning. Growth was vigorous, which resulted in very large vine canopies and the need for extensive leaf removal to reduce mildew and botrytis pressure, both of which are deleterious to quality. Yields in the vineyard were variable, with some blocks above average, but most below, leading to overall production that was slightly less than 2016, though better than the historic low of 2015. Due to uneven ripening, botrytis and an intense Labor Day heat wave, the wines of 2017 will reflect distinct complexity of aroma and flavor. Overall, it was a challenging season that will reward growers who worked hard to keep their fruit clean as well as winemakers who sorted extensively. Both techniques are standard practice at Talley Vineyards and we look forward to wines consistent with past vintages, though a bit more developed in their youth.
Customer Reviews
Antonio Lourenco's Gravatar
Antonio Lourenco
(Jul 20, 2019 at 8:57 AM)
I always like Rosemarys.

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Patricia A Smith
(Aug 18, 2019 at 8:25 AM)
This was a superb Chardonnay will I will be reordering over and over.

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