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2012 Talley Vineyards Chardonnay 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 Chardonnay Estate Arroyo Grande Valley

Producer: Talley Vineyards
Style: White Wine
Grape Type: Chardonnay
Origin: California
Region: Central Coast

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Reminds me of a summer day in the Haute Loire!
06/09/2014
by Syrah/Shiraz537882
I love this wine! It is a really well balanced chardonnay, with some butteriness but other complex flavors, yet gentle on the palate. Perfect for my taste.
05/31/2014
by Turner11695383
Very nice with Mediterranean chicken, especially on the second day.
Wow lemony
05/18/2014
by mclean12905380
This wine was decidedly lemony in character, but very drinkable

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