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2011 Talley Vineyards Chardonnay Rosemary's 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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2011 Talley Vineyards Chardonnay Rosemary's 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 | International Wine Cellar , November/December 2013

Pale yellow.  Ripe peach, smoky minerals, white flowers and a touch of honey on the nose, lifted by spicy and peppery nuances.  Concentrated and densely packed, offering intense Meyer lemon and pear flavors framed and sharpened by minerals and gingery spice.  Finishes with noteworthy aromatic lift and excellent clarity, leaving iodine and citrus fruit notes behind.  Fans of serious Puligny-Montrachet (and who isn't, really?) owe it to themselves to check this one out.

95 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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