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2012 Talley Vineyards Pinot Noir Estate 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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2012 Talley Vineyards Pinot Noir Estate Arroyo Grande Valley

Producer: Talley Vineyards
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Pinot Noir
Origin: California
Region: Central Coast

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92 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - November/December 2013

Vivid ruby-red.  Fresh red berry and rose scents show impressive clarity and energy.  Sweet, pure and elegant in style, offering lively raspberry and spicecake flavors and a seamless, silky texture.  Shows excellent focus and alluring spiciness on the finish, with fine-grained tannins adding shape and gentle grip.  This graceful pinot is already delicious.

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Good from the first sip
08/04/2014
by Chardonnay281725
Doesn't need a long time to open. Great value
pat
10/27/2014
by sweeney12718008
great value for the $
Already an excellent wine
06/03/2014
by Port569386
Wonderful texture and a long smooth finish.A hint of rose in the bouquet, and ready to drink if decanted. The price point makes this a best buy Pinot Noir.

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