Talley Vineyards Rosemary's Vineyard Pinot Noir 2013

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Talley Vineyards is a family owned and operated winery that specializes in estate grown Chardonnay and Pinot Noir ideally suited for the climate and soils of the Arroyo Grande and Edna Valleys. The Talley family's farming history in the area dates to 1948 when Oliver Talley began growing vegetables in the Arroyo Grande Valley. Guided by this legacy and a commitment to long term sustainability, Talley Vineyards focuses on attention to detail in all aspects of farming and winemaking operations. The goal is to produce distinctive wines of consistently high quality that best express the unique character of each of the Talley family's six vineyard sites in the two valleys.
Category Red Wine
Country California
Region Central Coast
Appellation Arroyo Grande
Brand Talley Vineyards
Alcohol/vol 14.3%
  • wa94

Wine AdvocateAt the same level as the Rincon Vineyard in 2013, the beautiful 2013 Pinot Noir Rosemary's Vineyard saw a similar elevage and saw 18 months in 28% new French oak. A bigger, richer effort, it offers terrific black raspberry, raspberry, spice, rose petal and hints of minerality on the nose. Lacking a touch of the precision and focus of the Rincon effort, it makes up for it with medium to full-bodied richness, a rounded, supple, sexy texture and beautiful length. While I don't think it hits the heights of the '12, readers shouldn't miss either of these vintages and it will be great to try these two when they have some maturity.

Jeb Dunnuck, August 2015
  • we92

Wine EnthusiastThis study of restraint shows a bit of beet juice and cherry blossom at first on the nose. With patience, red currant and more purple fruits settle in alongside brown spice. The fruit flavors range delicately from cranberry to pomegranate to black raspberry, with lots of interesting tension and black peppercorn spice on the palate.

Matt Kettmann, February 1, 2016
  • ws86

Wine SpectatorVery extracted, dry and tannic, giving this wine a bitter streak and a greenish aftertaste that ends with more tannins and grit than fruit and charm. Drink now through 2020. 517 cases made.

James Laube, 2016