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Chardonnay, ‘Rosemary’s Vyd’, Talley Vineyards

The 2014 vintage marked the third year of the California drought. Warm and dry conditions resulted in the earliest harvest start date, August 1, in the history of Talley Vineyards. At 9 inches, total rainfall was less than 50% of the average for Coastal San Luis Obispo County. Ideal growing conditions during bloom time in the spring afforded excellent fruit set with very little mildew or botrytis pressure during the remainder of the season. The wines produced in 2014 share many of the characteristics that made the 2012 and 2013 vintages so appealing: charm, elegance and balance.

Overlooking the Pacific Ocean and surrounding Rosemary Talley’s home, Rosemary’s Vineyard is the coolest site at Talley Vineyards. It has distinctive chalky shale soils and produces chardonnay marked by refreshing acidity.

Hand harvested August 19- September 4, 2014
The average yield was 2.19 tons per acre
Naturally barrel fermented with native yeast
Aged sur lie 15 months in French oak barrels, 16% new
438 cases bottled in January 2016 without filtration

Producer:
Vintage:
2015
Country:
USA
Region:
California
Appellation:
Arroyo Grande Valley
Variety:
Chardonnay
Color:
White
Case Pack:
6
Bottle Size:
750
Farming Practice:
Sustainable

Tasting Notes

Pale straw in color with hints of green, the 2014 Rosemary’s Vineyard Chardonnay has aromas of orange blossom and honeyed graham cracker balanced by mineral notes. The wine is marked by zesty acidity with lemon curd and stone fruit flavors that culminate in a lingering, mouth-watering finish. Enjoy this well-balanced chardonnay with lobster risotto or creamy cow’s milk cheese.

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Press & Reviews

Parker

Score:
93
Date:
2016-08-31