“Talbott is producing its best wines in years with new winemaker Dan Karlsen.” Ray Isle Food & Wine - 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
“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 Chardonnay Logan (a selection from the Sleepy Hollow Vineyard) is a slightly fruitier, more structured style of Chardonnay from Talbott. Light straw-colored, the wine displays notes of nectarine, kiwi, orange marmalade, honey, and subtle oak. Cutting a broad swath across the palate, it is full-bodied, rich, and impressively endowed. It is the best Talbott Chardonnay in a number of years.” Robert Parker - 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
“Forward berry fruit that’s rich and intense, but not heavy. Dry with a hint of sour cherry and a hint of cedar.” Renie and Sterling Steves - Fort Worth Business Press - Click here
“Deeply colored. The cherry fruits have a very ripe, roasted quality adding scents of plum pudding, berry jam and marzipan. The overripe fruit core is clothed in soft tannins making for a velvety mouth feel. I suspect the Brix was high at harvest and the wine was apparently not watered back. For fans of the ripe style of Pinot Noir.” Rusty Gaffney Pinotfile
“A bright Pinot Noir, with a bold accent of minerals, its nose offers aromas of black cherry and plum along with notes of hickory smoked bacon. The cherry and plum return on the palate and move into notes of cola with hints of cinnamon. The wine finishes with the zest of minerals. Those who enjoy a Pinot with pzazz over silky smooth ought to give this bottle a try.” Jason Barlow Food & Beverage World - Click here
“The 2007 Logan Chardonnay was barrel fermented in French oak, 20% new, and aged sur lie with monthly bâtonnage for eleven months in the same oak. Smoky aromas introduce flavors of smoke, spice, sweet green apple, and lemon plus light oak at the back. It finishes long and medium-broad. Well balanced, structured, and integrated.” - Harold J. Baer Jr. Colorado Wine News - Click here