“Talbott is producing its best wines in years with new winemaker Dan Karlsen.” Ray Isle Food & Wine - Click here
“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 Capitol - Click here
“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.” - Frederic Koeppel BIGGERTHANYOURHEAD.com - Click here
“From a vineyard on top of a 1,200-foot mountain, this Pinot entices with root beer spice, cherry fruit and a dried meat note. It's surprisingly European in its spiciness and savoriness.” Blake Gray Wine Review Online - Click here
“This is a full-flavored Pinot Noir with a whopping 15.1% alcohol that manages to offer savory complexity and avoid overwhelming the palate. There's a strong black-tea character along with plenty of raspberry and cherry fruit. Sleepy Hollow Vineyard wines tend to be big, but this one is also limber.” Blake Gray Wine Review Online - Click here
“Aromas of lush, ripe fruit, cherry and plum lead to signature floral notes with a palate of black cherry, cinnamon and cedar.” Alain Gayot Gayot.com
“This is the most impressive lineup of wines I have seen from Talbott in a number of years. The 2008 Pinot Noir Logan has wild berry and sandalwood notes, a slightly darker ruby color, richer, more dramatic flavors of red and blue fruits, and some nice spice and earth. This beauty is broad, savory, and can be drunk now or cellared for another 7-8 years.” Robert Parker
“This is the most impressive lineup of wines I have seen from Talbott in a number of years. Their less expensive second label is a noteworthy value. The 2008 Pinot Noir Kali Hart has a medium ruby color and a big, smoky, spicy nose with plenty of mulberry and black cherry fruit. Almost Burgundian in its aromatics, the wine is medium-bodied, pure, and nicely textured. This is a delicious, well-made Pinot Noir to drink over the next 2-4 years.” Robert Parker - Click here
“Strong in fruit and acidity, this Pinot Noir swamps the palate with gigantic flavors of raspberries and cherries that taste like they were baked into a pie. That includes the pie crust, with it’s spicy, vanilla smokiness. It’s all a bit in your face, but it’s flashy.” Steve Heimoff Wine Enthusiast - Click here
“This is the most impressive lineup of wines I have seen from Talbott in a number of years. The 2008 Pinot Noir Sleepy Hollow Vineyard has a similar dark ruby color as well as an attractively perfumed nose of red and blue fruits, spice box, and a touch of earth and background wood. It is rich, textured, and slightly more structured than the Logan (or at least the tannins appear more present). It’s a beauty as well.” Robert Parker - Click here