This wine is Talbott's distinctive expression of world-class Pinot Noir produced from the Sleepy Hollow Vineyard. A Talbott flagship Pinot Noir offering elegant, fresh aromas of cola, black cherry and blackberry along with richer notes of vanilla and subtle spices. On the rich palate, savory notes of black cherry, vanilla, clove and nutmeg meld with raspberry and plum flavors for a soft, mouth-filling texture. Rich, elegant and luxurious, this Pinot Noir has vibrant acidity to compliment a satiny smooth finish with a delightful touch of well-heeled tannins, cinnamon, vanilla and hard spices. If you are looking for a Pinot that delivers a punch, look no further!
Thi s wine is produced using approximately 50% Martini clone fruit from our original 1972 plantings and 50% Dijon clone grapes ranging in age from15-20 years. The Santa Lucia Highlands had a typically moderate and long growing season in 2015. This along with minimal rain and our helpful winds created the perfect foundation for the grapes, generating smaller yields than in the previous year and producing fruit with deep, concentrated flavors. This ideal harvest has bestowed wines of elegant varietal expression and an excellent balance of sugar and acidity.
One of the first vineyards planted in the Santa Lucia Highlands, Talbott’s Sleepy Hollow Vineyard is comprised of 565 acres on an expansive hillside. Located on a picturesque benchland only 13 miles from Monterey Bay, Sleepy Hollow Vineyard is the second most northerly in the Santa Lucia Highlands. Here, the well-drained vineyard features Arroyo Seco and Chualar gravelly loam soils enable the vines to pick up subsoil minerals, creating rich, concentrated flavors. With a long, cool growing season, the grapes develop the character, intensity and depth of flavor for which the vineyard has become famous. Talbott is one of 37 growers in the Santa Lucia Highlands, but among the elite few fortunate enough to be a grower-producer.
Talbott Sleepy Hollow Vineyard, Pinot Noir 2015 [Sleepy Hollow Vineyard, CA]
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