Talley Vineyards Pinot Noir, Rincon Vineyard 2009, Arroyo Grande Valley, Central Coast, USA
Sheer opulence is the hallmark of this wine. Call it feminine in its soft silkiness, and the way the raspberry, cherry and sandalwood flavors caress the palate. Yet there’s a firmness of structure, a stony, minerally quality that lends power and authority. Great now, and will develop in the bottle for the next 6–8 years.
WS91 – Wine Spectator
This dense, focused, taut wine teases with complex mineral and dried berry notes. Slow to unfold, requiring some patience or aeration. All the pieces are in the right place. Needs time. Best from 2013 through 2020