2018 Talley Vinyards Pinot Noir Rosemary's Vineyard

Year: 2018
Appellation: Arroyo Grande Valley
Country: USA - California
Wine Advocate: 92-94+
Connoisseurs' Guide: 89
Jeb Dunnuck: 96+
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.9%
Price :

"A barrel sample, the 2018 Pinot Noir Rosemary's Vineyard has a pale to medium ruby color and bombastic scents of raspberry, strawberry, rhubarb and pomegranate preserves with accents of blood orange, potpourri, dried flowers, tree bark and amaro. Light to medium-bodied, the palate is bright, lively and intensely flavored with loads of floral nuance, a gentle frame and that classic, bright Talley freshness, finishing on a potpourri note."(WA)

"As a bunch, the Talley line-up of Pinots in 2018 steer away from big extract and high ripeness and shows a lighter step overall, but among them, this one from Rosemary's Vineyard exhibits slightly more body and marginally more fruity substance with a trim of dusty spice and a touch of sweet oak lending a nice twist of complexity to its ongoing cherry-like fruit. Not challengingly astringent but just tannic enough at the finish to warrant a few years of age, this one should arrive at its best when reaching its fifth birthday. Reviewed: November 2020" (CG)

"The 2018 Pinot Noir Rosemary's Vineyard is more aromatic, with beautiful black raspberry fruits, notes of scorched earth, crushed flowers, and flinty minerality, medium to full body, beautiful balance, and an elegant, seamless style that carries stunning length on the finish." (JD)

Winery Notes:
Overlooking the Pacific Ocean and surrounding Rosemary Talley’s home, Rosemary’s Vineyard is the coolest site at Talley Vineyards, has distinctive chalky shale soils and produces Pinot Noir marked by refreshing acidity. It yeilds Talley Vineyards most ageworthy and highly regarded wines.