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2006 Talley Vineyards Pinot Noir 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 Pinot Noir Estate Arroyo Grande Valley

Producer: Talley Vineyards
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Pinot Noir
Origin: California
Region: Central Coast

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

($36) Light, bright red. Sharply focused red berry and spice aromas are impressively pure and fresh. Taut, finely etched redcurrant and wild strawberry flavors are seamless and clean, with slow-mounting minerality contributing energy. Finishes with gentle sweetness and a jolt of dusty minerals. This will need a bit more time than the Edna Valley bottling.

87 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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by Green13539945
Faithful to its hype. Great wine.
by Wilson13593460
The wine was a bit light for my taste, but had lots of nice (soft) fruit. My friends who shared the wine w/us felt the same way. A pleasant wine, but not remarkable. Lacked body and character.


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Pinot Noir

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