Talley Vineyards Estate Pinot Noir 2013


SKU 00183


Translucent ruby in color, the 2013 vintage expresses classic characteristics of the Arroyo Grande Valley. The nose offers bright notes of red fruits like strawberry and raspberry, as well as hints of smoke and herbs. On the palate this medium-bodied wine yields notes of cranberry, Rainier cherry and damp soil with distinct mineral notes. With a soft, plush texture, the 2013 Estate Pinot Noir pairs beautifully with spiced duck or mushroom risotto.
Category Red Wine
Country California
Region Central Coast
Appellation Arroyo Grande
Brand Talley Vineyards
Alcohol/vol 13.8%
  • agv92

Vinous"Vivid red. Intense aromas of fresh red berries and rose oil, plus suggestions of blood orange and dusty minerals. Silky and fine-grained, offering nervy raspberry and bitter cherry flavors and a hint of candied rose. Delicate and precise but also deep, with gentle tannins building slowly on the long, sharply focused finish.-- Josh Reynolds"

Josh Raynolds
  • bh91

Burghound"Here the nose is slightly more deeply pitched with notes of both red and dark currant, spice and cool menthol nuances. The mouth feel of the medium-bodied flavors is notably finer with both good volume and mid-palate density, all wrapped in a dusty, moderately firm and beautifully long finish that offers better depth. 91/2020+"

Allen Meadows
  • wa89

Wine AdvocateFrom the Arroyo Grande Valley and mostly from Rosemary's and Rincon Vineyards, the 2013 Pinot Noir Estate Arroyo Grande Valley saw 13 months in 30% new French oak. It's another classy, medium-bodied, well-made and juicy Pinot Noir that has classic Burgundian notes of sour cherries, rose petals and sappy underbrush. It doesn't have the same spark as the '12, but is nevertheless borderline outstanding and will drink nicely for 4-5 years.

Jeb Dunnuck, August 2015
  • we88

Wine EnthusiastThere's a nice purity of fruit on the nose of this appellation blend, with strawberry, cranberry and pomegranate notes enhanced by turned earth and slate. The palate is crisp and driven by cranberry, with a touch of orange-rind tang and a pencil-shaving element on the finish.

Matt Kettmann, December 1, 2015