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Talbott Vineyards
 
December 23, 2011 | Talbott Vineyards

“An Excellent Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir” 2008 Talbott Logan Pinot Noir

“Here’s a review of a pinot noir that I tasted over the past two days and thought was really terrific, actually an exemplar of what Monterey County pinot should be. This is the Talbott Logan Pinot Noir 2008, Santa Lucia Highlands. I used the word ‘lovely’ so many times in my notes on the Talbott Logan Pinot Noir 2008 that I started to feel like a songwriter of the 1930s. The color is a lovely medium ruby with a darker, more intense core. The (lovely) bouquet, pure and radiant, offers plum, red currants and a bit of mulberry with hints of sassafras and cloves and a slight undertone of briers and brambles. This is smooth as silk, sleek as satin, subtle and supple, almost edgeless in its impeccable balance. Black cherry and red currant flavors open to elements of smoke, lavender and sandalwood, with further dimensions of forestry earthiness and slate-like minerality, though these qualities are almost subliminal. The wine aged 11 months in French oak but you recognize that act only by a slight increase of woody spice and dryness of texture on the finish. Just freakin’ lovely. Drink now through 2012 or ‘13.” Frederick Koeppel Bigger Than Your Head 

Time Posted: Dec 23, 2011 at 5:42 PM
Talbott Vineyards
 
December 23, 2011 | Talbott Vineyards

91 Points 2008 Talbott Chardonnnay, Kali Hart

“This is a lovely, well-balanced Chardonnay. The nose is intoxicating with layered aromas of pineapple, citrus fruits, melon, white peach, butterscotch, and oak. On the palate, the wine is smooth, yet still crisp, as flavors of melon, orange, and pineapple unfold into a soft vanilla finish. A standout Chardonnay from this past year, the fact that it’s under $15 is a wonderful bonus.” Jason Barlow Food & Beverage

Time Posted: Dec 23, 2011 at 2:32 PM
Talbott Vineyards
 
December 17, 2011 | Talbott Vineyards

“In Monterey, Great Taste Just Goes with the Territory” 2008 Talbott Pinot Noir, Kali Hart

“Talbott Winery’s Dan Karlsen is the expressive, self-described ‘former hippie’ and an avid believer in the excellence of Monterey Pinot Noir, calling it ‘the wine of kings.’ He champions a ‘vineyard first’ approach to winemaking ‘to obtain a vibrant cool climate appeal, that is all about flavor.’ His ‘08 Talbott Kali Hart has spicy blueberry and cherry notes with nine months in French Oak.” Frank Mangio Coast News

Time Posted: Dec 17, 2011 at 4:17 PM
Talbott Vineyards
 
November 24, 2011 | Talbott Vineyards

"Ruby-Colored Gem" 2008 Talbott Pinot Noir, Sleepy Hollow Vineyard

"Today, Robb Talbott makes some of the best wines from the Central Coast of California. Two releases, the Logan and the Kali Hart, are named for his children. The wine Gary picked to pair with the Thanksgiving repast was a single-vineyard bottling, the 2008 Talbott Pinot Noir, Sleepy Hollow Vineyard. This ruby-colored gem is a precise and perfect a Pinot as those ties that Audrey made so many years ago by hand. At $42 a bottle it is priced for those who want something a little special to toast their thanks.” - Kelly J. Hayes Aspen Times - Click here

Time Posted: Nov 24, 2011 at 11:32 PM
Talbott Vineyards
 
October 26, 2011 | Talbott Vineyards

Recommended 2008 Talbott Pinot Noir, Sleepy Hollow Vineyard

Dale Robertson Houston Chronicle

Time Posted: Oct 26, 2011 at 11:29 AM
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September 23, 2011 | Talbott Vineyards

“Everyone Loves a Good Pinot Noir” 2008 Talbott Pinot Noir, Kali Hart

“Delightful expressive cherry, root beer nose. Sweet classic cherry, plum pinot noir flavors with a touch of spice. A wonderful example of California pinot noir.” Tom Marquardt Annapolis Capital

Time Posted: Sep 23, 2011 at 4:39 PM
Talbott Vineyards
 
August 31, 2011 | Talbott Vineyards

87 Points - Very Good 2008 Talbott Pinot Noir, Kali Hart

“This ripe red features pleasant aromas that lead to pure, delicate and generous plum, black cherry and wild berry fruit. Full-bodied, with a clean finish. Drink now through 2013.” James Laube Wine Spectator - Click here

Time Posted: Aug 31, 2011 at 4:41 PM
Talbott Vineyards
 
August 1, 2011 | Talbott Vineyards

91 Points - Four out of Five Stars 2008 Talbott Chardonnay, Logan

“A very good wine and an excellent value. A wine for which customers will keep coming back.”

“From Talbott Vineyards; rich and bright, subtle oak; fresh notes of ripe apple and pear that do not drag the palate down; pure clean flavors.” - Beverage Dynamics

Time Posted: Aug 1, 2011 at 4:52 PM
Talbott Vineyards
 
July 4, 2011 | Talbott Vineyards

“Monterey Magic” 2008 Talbott Chardonnay, Sleepy Hollow Vineyard

“Is the Talbott flagship, barrel fermented and aged 12 months in 30 percent new French oak. The biggest of the Talbott Chardonnays shows a taut structure meant for aging with notes of pear, apple, peach and toasted bread with a long, dry finish.” Ray and Eleanor Heald - Quarterly Review of Wine

Time Posted: Jul 4, 2011 at 6:20 PM