Talley Vineyards Estate Chardonnay 2014
Wine EnthusiastDaffodils, lemon rinds and yellow apples rise on the nose of this bottling like a delicate flower petal. The palate is also finely toned, light in style and easy to enjoy, with hints of limestone, sea salt, Meyer lemon and Gravenstein apple.
Wine AdvocateThe 2014 Chardonnay Estate, which is from the Arroyo Grande Valley, is outstanding. Notes of white flowers, white peach and saline-like characteristics all emerge from the medium-bodied, chiseled, clean and beautifully precise Chardonnay. Mostly from the Rincon Vineyard, with smaller portions from Rosemary's and Monet Sereno, aged nine months in 23% new French oak, drink it over the coming 2-4 years.
Wine SpectatorDelivers a zesty mix of citrus-tinged green apple flavors, with modest oak in the background. Ends with a touch of pithy citrus skin. Drink now. 9,820 cases made.