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2009 Talley Vineyards Chardonnay 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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2009 Talley Vineyards Chardonnay Arroyo Grande Valley

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

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91 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - November/December 2011

Bright yellow.  Aromas of quince, yellow plum and fresh fig.  The palate offers an array of orchard and pit fruit flavors lifted by a zesty note of bitter lemon zest.  A spicy quality gains strength with air and carries through the taut, linear finish.  This energetic wine has the depth to work with rich foods and the cut to accompany lighter fare. 

87 Points | Wine Spectator

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