2009 Talbott Chardonnay Diamond T Estate

Year: 2009
Appellation: Monterey County
Country: USA - California
Wine Spectator: 88
White Wine
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"Tight and marked by crisp pear, mineral, nectarine and spicy floral scents, this full-bodied white is a touch pithy and needs at least a little cellar time. Drink now through 2016. 544 cases made." (WS)

Winery Notes:
Burgundian style Chardonnay produced from Corton-Charlemagne Chardonnay clone grapes. Hand picked from our small 14 acre Diamond T Estate in Carmel Valley CA producing only 250 cases. A chalky shale soil and cool climate results in low crop yields producing grapes with concentrated flavors and lively minerality. Aged minimum 12 months in all French Oak. Inviting notes of Pippin apple, vanilla bean & lemon.

Vineyard Notes
Personally planted in 9182 by Robert Talbott, Diamond T Vineyard is located on a 1,200 foot mountaintop. Only 8 miles from Carmel Bay, Diamond T has a southern exposure that benefits from the cool ocean fog in the mornings and evenings. This moderating marine influence leads to an extended growing season producing fuller flavored grapes. Diamond T is farmed with a focus on sustainable agricultural methods.