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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.
90 Points | International Wine Cellar , November/December 2013
(80% cabernet sauvignon, 14% petit verdot, 4% malbec and 2% merlot; aged in a 50/50 combination of French and American oak, 30% of it new): Inky ruby. A fragrant bouquet displays scents of ripe cherry and blackberry, with an exotic lavender note in the background. Silky and open-knit, offering sweet dark fruit flavors braced by juicy acidity. The finish, shaped by smooth and fully integrated tannins, repeats the floral note. Delicious right now, but this wine has the structure to age positively for at least a few more years.