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Talbott Chardonnay Sleepy Hollow Vineyard 2012

Talbott Chardonnay Sleepy Hollow Vineyard 2012

Sku: 014104

Like all of our wines, our Talbott Chardonnay Sleepy Hollow Vineyard is made exclusively from estate-grown grapes. Two-thirds of the grapes for this wine are sourced from select old Wente clone fruit planted in 1972 that provide amazing depth and fullness. This wine displays all of the concentrated layers of tropical fruit, citrus, and minerals that have made our Sleepy Hollow Vineyard famous. The vineyard is situated on 585 prime acres of benchland in the Santa Lucia Highlands, 13 miles south of Monterey CA. This wine has come to define Talbott style with power, richness, integrated oak and bright, cool-climate acidity.

Tasting notes
This wine expresses the quintessential Burgundy inspiration for Talbott Chardonnays. Medium straw in color, this wine has aromatics of honeysuckle, melon, peach, pear and vanilla, with just a hint of sweetness. The intensity of the wine's bouquet is framed by a touch of French oak and toasty yeast character. Like the opulent 2004 vintage, in 2006 the growing season was similar, yielding a wine that beautifully epitomizes Talbott's classic Burgundian style. On the palate, this vintage shows creamy character and lush silky richness, with notes of pear, white peach, nectarine and sweet toasty oak. The finish is long and clean, with bright, vibrant acidity.

Wine maker notes
Like all of our wines, our Talbott Chardonnay, Sleepy Hollow Vineyard is made exclusively from estate-grown grapes. It has aromas of pear and green apple, complemented by French oak and toasty brioche notes. On the palate, it is lush and elegant, with a creamy mouthfeel and flavors of white peach and pear. Round oak tannins are perfectly balanced by acidity, and there is a long finish that builds over time. The Sleepy Hollow Vineyard defines this wine , with power, richness, and bright (cool-climate, zone 1) acidity.

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