As we continue to state, Talley Vineyards makes some of the best, most long-lived Chardonnay and Pinot Noir in California. Their regular estate bottlings are a steal and their single vineyard designated wines are even a better value considering they should cost twice as much as they do. The only problem is they don't make very much of them so supplies are very limited.
This 2015 Pinot Noir is from the Rincon Vineyard, site of the first vines founder, Don Talley planted in 1982, and which also surrounds the winery. As his son, Brian explains, "the clay calcareous soils of the West Rincon Vineyard yield wines with distinctive mineral and iron notes" characteristics that set this wine apart from the Rosemary's and Stone Corral vineyard wines. Brian's tasting notes express the true Burgundian personality found in this beauty, "Light burgundy in appearance, the 2015 vintage of Rincon Vineyard Pinot Noir is ruby in color and offers aromas of strawberry, herb, and cinnamon spice. The palate is soft and plush and exudes vibrant notes of cherry, ripe raspberry, and green tea. Try pairing this pinot noir with ahi tuna with miso glaze or grilled pork tenderloin." Don't mind if we do!