2015 Talley "Estate" Arroyo Grande Chardonnay SKU #1374512

Price: $24.99

VN 93 W&S 92 WE 91
RP 90
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Professional Reviews

K&L Notes

Winemaker's Notes: "Pale gold in appearance, the 2015 Estate Chardonnay offers aromas of cantaloupe, yellow apple skin, and a hint of toasted bread crumbs. The palate is juicy and bright. Notes of peach nectar, stone fruit pith, wet river rock, and lemon curd lead to a refreshing and slightly toasty finish. Yields in 2015 in Coastal San Luis Obispo County were the lowest since 2011 due to inclement spring weather which caused poor fruit set, as well as the effects of the ongoing drought. Warm and dry summer conditions coupled with the small yield, resulted in an early harvest which was completed in our estate vineyards on September 22, 2015. The wines produced in 2015 will be similar to those produced in the immediately preceding vintages of 2013 and 2014, emphasizing harmony and balanced acidity, though with more concentration due to the low yields."

Staff Reviews

  • Heather Vander Wall
    By: Heather Vander Wall
    K&L Staff Member
    Talley never disappoints. Over the last few vintages, I've always been impressed with winemaker Eric's balanced and precise style that represents this beautiful estate so well. This estate bottling is always my favorite, because it encompasses elements of each of the single vineyard sites and showcases them in a beautiful blend. The wine is brimming with orchard fruit and soft creamy texture with just the right hint of nutty notes. Yes, there is oak, but it is seamlessly integrated and highlights rather than masks the quality of the wine. If you are looking for a new favorite Chardonnay, I'd highly recommend trying Talley.
  • Christina Stanley
    By: Christina Stanley
    K&L Staff Member
    The 2015 Talley Arroyo Grande Chardonnay is shockingly good. With finesse and balance, the wine shows bright acidity, saline minerality and structure, indicating potential for long term cellaring, yet possesses generosity of complex ripe and tart fruit, with a subtly creamy texture. This is a wine that drinks and performs well above It's price point, with a light straw hue, and aromas and flavors of orange blossom, lemon curd and green mango.


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