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2017 Talbott Cuvée Sarah Case Sleepy Hollow Vineyard Pinot Noir (Screwcap)

ITEM 8095337 - Removed from a subterranean wine cellar

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I8117890 1 $45 Feb 20, 2022
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94The Wine Advocate

...offers Bing cherries, fresh cranberries, woodsmoke, tobacco leaves, dusty earth and citrus peel on the nose. Medium to full-bodied, it gains in amplitude in the mouth, giving up oodles of ripe fruits, spices and amaro notions. It has a sturdy frame and mouthwatering acidity, finishing long and layered. Yum!

93Vinous / IWC

Fresh dark berries, cherry preserves, pungent flowers, cola, vanilla and a hint of smoky minerality on the deeply perfumed nose. Chewy and expansive in the mouth, offering concentrated bitter cherry, black raspberry and candied violet flavors supported by a core of juicy acidity. Picks up licorice and savory herb nuances with air and finishes impressively long and spicy...

93Wine Enthusiast

Dried cherry and berry aromas meet with leather, game and baked earth on the complex nose...palate is reminiscent of pork roasted in a cherry compote with cardamom dust, proving delicious and layered.



Talbott Vineyards was created in 1982 when Robb Talbott planted his original vineyard in Carmel Valley. Robb is the son of the founders of Robert Talbott Inc., an apparel company that started out manufacturing luxury men’s ties, and he learned to enjoy fine wines while on silk buying trips in Europe with his parents. Today Talbott has two estate vineyards – the 565-acre Sleepy Hollow Vineyard in the Santa Lucia Highlands and the original 14-acre Diamond T Vineyard -- and makes all of its wines from its own grapes. Dan Karlsen is winemaker. Talbott makes Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Wine Reviewers generally are highly complimentary.


United States, California, Central Coast, Santa Lucia Highlands

Santa Lucia Highlands AVA is a 12-mile long, narrow strip of an appellation wedged along the eastern hillsides of the Santa Lucia mountain range. Given its proximity to Big Sur and the Gabilan Mountain Range to the northeast, Santa Lucia a cool-climate wine growing district. Morning sun is often followed by maritime winds and fog in the afternoon, a weather pattern that prolongs the growing season and means long, gentle ripening of the grapes. Spanish missionaries planted vineyards in the district in the 18th century, but it wasn’t until the 1970s that modern winemakers planted vineyards and began making high quality wine. The district received AVA status in 1991 and today there are 6,000 vineyard acres in the Santa Lucia Highlands. Pinot Noir is the dominant grape planted, followed by Chardonnay and Riesling.


Red Wine, Pinot Noir

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.