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2009 Talley Vineyards Chardonnay Rincon Vineyard 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 Rincon Vineyard Arroyo Grande Valley

Producer: Talley Vineyards
Style: White Wine
Grape Type: Chardonnay
Origin: California
Region: Central Coast
Appellation: Arroyo Grande Valley

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

Green-tinged gold.  An explosively perfumed nose delivers an array of citrus and orchard fruits and flowers, along with notes of ginger and nutmeg.  Juicy, penetrating and strikingly pure, with excellent focus to its Meyer lemon, pear and honeysuckle flavors.  The floral note clings on the finish, which is sappy, chewy and very long.

91 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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