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2006 Talley Vineyards Chardonnay Estate Arroyo Grande Valley
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About Talley Vineyards

Before the Talley family made wine, they grew peppers, avocados, zucchini and more. In fact, in the Arroyo Grande Valley, the Talley’s have more of a name for vegetable growing than winemaking. The balance, however, is swaying, if not shifting, as the family wine operation, started in 1982, has continued to pick up steam.

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2006 Talley Vineyards Chardonnay Estate Arroyo Grande Valley

Producer: Talley Vineyards
Style: White Wine
Grape Type: Chardonnay
Origin: California
Region: Central Coast

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90 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - November/December 2008

($26) Pale yellow. Mineral-driven lemon and pear on the nose, with a suave note of blood orange adding interest. Precise citrus and orchard fruit flavors show very good concentration, with minerality gaining strength on the finish, which is broad, sappy and long. Admirably balanced chardonnay.

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by syrah10864037
Consistently good stuff in this price range


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