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2012 Talley Vineyards Pinot Noir Bishop's Peak San Luis Obispo County
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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 Bishop's Peak San Luis Obispo County

Producer: Talley Vineyards
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Pinot Noir
Origin: California
Region: Central Coast
Appellation: San Luis Obispo County

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

(20% new French oak):  Bright red.  Fresh red fruits, flowers and spicecake on the highly perfumed nose.  Juicy and precise, offering vibrant raspberry and bitter cherry flavors and a hint of blood orange.  Finishes long and sweet, with gentle tannins and lingering floral and spice notes.  This pinot delivers very good value and makes a gently priced introduction to the Talley style.

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