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2013 Talley Rincon Vineyard Chardonnay

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ITEM 8245277 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased at retail

Bidder Amount Total
$25
Item Sold Amount Date
I8256046 1 $25 Jun 5, 2022
I8187289 1 $35 Apr 24, 2022
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RATINGS

94The Wine Advocate

...offers lots of saltiness and mineral characteristics to go with exotic green herbs, citrus and stone fruit-like aromas and flavors.

93Vinous / IWC

Dry, mineral-driven Meyer lemon, yellow plum and toasted brioche flavors convey a suave blend of power and finesse and pick up a mineral flourish with aeration.

17Jancis Robinson

This is the home vineyard, rincon meaning corner, at 200 feet elevation. Really rich yet vibrant fruit with admirable energy and excitement.

PRODUCER

Talley

Talley Vineyards is a 177-acre estate in the southern part of San Luis Obispo County, on the Central California Coast. The family-run winery produced its first commercial vintage in 1986, but the Talley family has been involved in agriculture in the area since 1948, when Oliver Talley founded Talley Farms and started growing vegetables. Oliver’s son Don planted the family’s first wine grapes in 1982 and a state-of-the-art winery was completed in 1991. Today the third generation of the family is part of the business. Talley Vineyards produces 30,000 cases annually and most of it is Chardonnay or Pinot Noir. Talley wines earn glowing reviews and Wine Advocate has noted that “Talley remains one of the great estates in California that has yet to be fully discovered.”

REGION

United States, California, Central Coast, Arroyo Grande Valley

Arroyo Grande Valley AVA is a 42,880-acre appellation within the Central Coast AVA. The appellation surrounds the town of Arroyo Grande, and is located southwest of San Luis Obispo. Located within four miles of the Pacific Ocean, the 16-mile long valley includes several microclimates, such a cooler lower one on the west end, where Pinot Noir is grown, and a higher, hotter microclimate inland, where Zinfandel thrives. Arroyo Grande was officially recognized as an AVA in 1990. Many grapes are grown here, including Grenache, Mourvedre, Petite Sirah, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah and Tempranillo. Like most of the Central Coast, this AVA has a long tradition of farming. Most of the ever-growing number of wineries here have sprung up in the last 30 years and they tend to focus on Rhone varietals.

TYPE

White Wine, Chardonnay

This white variety originated in Burgundy, but is now grown around the world. Its flexibility to thrive in many regions translates to wide flavor profile in the market. Chardonnay is commonly used in making Champagne and sparkling wines.