VOLUME 11, ISSUE 50
August 27, 2019
ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:
The Prince Departs

2014 Talisman Adastra Vineyard Los Carneros Napa Valley Pinot Noir

14.9% alc., 291 cases. This vineyard is organically farmed and certified CCOF by owner Chris Thorpe and son-in-law Edwin Richards. Talisman is the only winery to source fruit from this vineyard. Planted in clay loam soils in 1994 to 113, 115, 777, Pommard, 2A, and two unnamed suitcase selections. Aged 21 months in French oak barrels, 67% new. · Moderately dark garnet color in the glass. Scents of spiced dark berry, fertile earth, rose petal and pine lead off. A husky, full-bodied style with concentrated flavors of earthy blackberry, yet not jammy with added notes of dark chocolate and floral goodness. Bold, yet juicy with an intensely black raspberry fruited finish. Score: 92-93. Reviewed August 6, 2017

Winery: Talisman
From article: Talisman Wines: An In-Depth Tasting of 2014 Vintage & Older Vintage Pinot Noir