“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
“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
“Try if you like: Buttery California Chardonnay. If you like bold, creamy, oaky, and tropical fruit-filled Chardonnays, then don’t miss this one. It’s a soul-warming white that exhibits hints for fresh pineapple, melon, vanilla, and butterscotch. It has a lush, creamy mouth feel that’s balanced by an acidity that isn’t aggressive but lets you know its there. It’s all estate-grown fruit from a producer I’ve loved for many years.
Thanksgiving Day: A wine of this bold, creamy, character wouldn’t generally be the first on my list of suggestions, but some people, including my mother, absolutely love a big, oaky California Chard. This Talbott will put a smile on the faces of your Chardonnay-loving friends and family, and it actually works quite nicely with the textures of the turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, and gravy. I’ll be bringing this to my mom’s.” Joe Iurato The Record - Click here