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Talbot Vineyards Luminous Chardonnay.

Announcing Our Limited-Release 2023
Luminous Chardonnay

Beautifully Crafted, Delicately-Styled

Experience Luminous—our Chardonnay that emanates a radiant and buoyant side of Sleepy Hollow Vineyard fruit. The 2023 Luminous is a limited-release Chardonnay, beautifully crafted in a more delicate style, with 9.5% alcohol and 85 calories/5 ounce.

Sleepy Hollow Vineyard is legendary for producing an awe-inspiring spectrum of flavor profiles that have defined our portfolio for over 40 years. With a range of diverse expressions available from our singular estate, we are pleased to expand our Chardonnay offerings to include Luminous Chardonnay.

A bottle of Talbot Vineyards Luminous Chardonnay placed on a napkin beside a wine glass.

2023 Luminous Chardonnay

Luminous embodies everything you love about Talbott Chardonnay, from meticulous craftsmanship to the distinctive character of Sleepy Hollow, now with a more delicate profile.

Exhilarating aromas of honeysuckle and lemon zest rise from the glass, revealing layers of minerality and goji berry that echo through the clean finish. The mouthfeel is bright with high notes of crushed seashell. Enjoy Luminous with ceviche, raw oysters or whipped key lime parfait.

Kamee’s Vision

Grown responsibly in Sleepy Hollow, a Certified Sustainable Vineyard, the fruit for Luminous was the first pick of Sleepy Hollow’s vintage 2023. Winemaker Kamee Knutson hand-harvested select Chardonnay blocks that showed optimal flavor earlier in the growing season to catch bright flavor characteristics of Sleepy Hollow Vineyard.

To create notes of crisp apple and a clean mouthfeel, Kamee aged this wine in stainless steel. The result is a “fun, flirty, very food-friendly” Chardonnay meant to be sipped in the sun, Kamee says. To release the aromatics and delicate characteristics, Kamee suggests decanting the wine and enjoying it chilled now.

Talbot Vineyards Luminous Chardonnay winemaker Kamee Knutson.

People gathered, enjoying Luminous Chardonnay.

Inspired Pairings for Summer

Kamee recommends pairing Luminous Chardonnay with lighter dishes. With delicate aromatics of lemon zest, Luminous is delicious with a fresh field greens salad topped with snipped dill and light dressing, finished with a round of Chèvre. The wine’s bright notes of key lime and pineapple are an apt companion to grilled Mahi Mahi or chicken served with fresh pineapple salsa, while the crushed seashell minerality makes Luminous a natural with oysters on the half shell. For dessert, serve Luminous with key lime parfait.

Only 80 cases of Talbott Luminous Chardonnay were made and can be ordered through our tasting room.

Single Bottle of Talbot Vineyards Luminous Chardonnay.

Exhilerating honeysuckle and lemon zest aromas open
to a delicate mouthfeel bright with high notes of crushed seashell. Layers of minerality and goji berry echo
through the clean finish.

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