2018 Talley Vineyards Chardonnay Rosemary's Vineyard

Year: 2018
Appellation: Arroyo Grande Valley
Country: USA-California
Wine Advocate: 92-94+
Connoisseurs' Guide: 90
Jeb Dunnuck: 95
White Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.8%
Price :

"The barrel sample of 2018 Chardonnay Rosemary's Vineyard offers crunchy white peach, Bosc pear, quince, baker’s yeast, crushed stone and nutty hints on the nose. Medium to full-bodied, it’s silky smooth, crunchy and fresh with exuberant acidity and a long, lifted finish." (WA)

"The two best-rated Talleys present an interesting contrast in style and allow both to be served in their best settings. This one is the tighter of the pair with its medium-volume aromas and its firm and balanced line across the palate. It is tasty, for sure, with both its crisp appley and lemon-inflected aromas enjoying a bit of rich enhancement from its modest oaky boost. Firm on the palate at entry and showing good length of flavor even as a touch of a chalky note joins in, this is one that we would put away for a few years while drinking up its mate from Oliver's Vineyard. Reviewed: November 2020" (CG)

"Stone fruits, toasted spice, white flowers, and a kiss of salty minerality all emerge from the 2018 Chardonnay Rosemary's Vineyard. Beautifully balanced, it has a tight, vibrant mouthfeel, good acidity, and a great finish. It will benefit from a year or two of bottle age and cruise for over a decade." (JD)

Winery Notes:
Overlooking the Pacific Ocean and surrounding Rosemary Talley’s home, Rosemary’s Vineyard is the coolest site at Talley Vineyards. The site has a distinctive chalky shale soil producing a Chardonnay marked by refreshing acidity. This vineyard yields our most ageworthy and highly regarded wines.