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2007 Talley Vineyards Chardonnay Oliver's Vineyard Edna 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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2007 Talley Vineyards Chardonnay Oliver's Vineyard Edna 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 2009

($32) Bright gold. Ripe orchard and pit fruit aromas are complicated by floral honey and nougat. Lush and creamy, offering smoky pit fruit flavors and a sneaky note of lemon zest. Finishes with firm grip and a youthfully dry edge. This wine shut down with air and became more inscrutable; I'd hold off on opening a bottle for at least another year.

92 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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