2009 Talbott Chardonnay Cuvee Carlotta Sleepy Hollow Vineyard

Year: 2009
Appellation: Santa Lucia Highlands
Country: USA - California
Wine Spectator: 93
White Wine
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"A very rich, but oakier and more complete Talbott for drinking now. Bold, ripe and layered, with fig, honeydew melon, spiced apple and citrus character. Full-bodied, gaining depth and length on the finish. Drink now through 2017." (WS)

Winery Notes:
This cool-climate, estate-grown Chardonnay comes from a prized section of our acclaimed Sleepy Hollow Vineyard. It is rich, powerful and concentrated, with lush tropical fruit and minerality. Talbott Chardonnay, Cuvée Carlotta is named in honor of Robb Talbott’s grandmother.

Sleepy Hollow Vineyard is located in the northern part of the Santa Lucia Highlands AVA. Over the past several years, a section of Sleepy Hollow planted to Dijon clones has emerged as one of the most exciting blocks on the property, and has become the source for Cuvée Carlotta. This block delivers fruit with beautiful ripeness and distinctive flavors that produce a wine of outstanding quality.

Cuvée Carlotta has lovely lemon zest, pear and nutmeg aromas that lead to ripe tropical flavors and layers of pineapple, peach and hazelnut. Cuvée Carlotta has a round, voluptuous mid- palate balanced by refreshing acidity. This limited-production Chardonnay displays both the elegance and power that have become hallmarks of the Talbott portfolio.