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Professional Ratings: 95 Wine Enthusiast, 94 The Wine Advocate, 93 International Wine Cellar
Region: Central Coast, California
Style: Rich & Creamy
Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%
Item no. 113366
This Chardonnay has brightly layered aromas of lemon zest and wet stone with subtle notes of white flowers. On the palate this wine is delicate with citrus and mineral flavors that lead into a clean finish.
This Chardonnay is a perfect complement to grilled mahi mahi or steamed lobster with chive butter.
Chardonnays from this vineyard are virtually guaranteed to be among the richest in California, and Talley’s 2008 certainly doesn’t disappoint. It’s a massively structured, flamboyant wine, tremendous in tropical fruit, pear, peach and apple flavors that taste like they’ve been baked into a pie, along with the sweet, smoky crust. A tremendous wine that must be paired with equally sized food. Lobster and scallops come to mind, served in rich cream and butter sauces.
The 2008 is slightly thicker than the 2009. It is full-bodied with notions of honeyed apples, nectarines, white citrus, tangerine oil, and a subtle smoky component. Crisp acids, medium to full body, and outstanding texture, richness and length make for another impressive Chardonnay that may be slightly more honeyed than the 2009, without the delicacy and finesse of the latter vintage. However, it is more elegant, thick and unctuous than the 2009. It should drink well for 10-12 years.
Bright, green-tinged yellow. An intensely perfumed bouquet displays scents of lime zest, pear and anise, with suave floral and mineral qualities that gain strength with aeration. Rich and fleshy but dry, with a steely core of minerality supporting its deep citrus and orchard fruit flavors. Becomes spicier in the glass and finishes with excellent clarity, cut and juicy persistence. I've no doubt that this will be a slow ager.