August 27, 2019
The Prince Departs

2012 Talisman Weir Vineyard Yorkville Highlands Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., pH 3.75, TA 0.65, 268 cases, $65. Released June 1, 2015.This 15- acre vineyard was planted in 1992 in loamy clay and gravelly, welldrained soils at 850 to 1000 foot elevation. Clones are Pommard, Wädenswil, and selections are from Rochioli and Romanee-Conti vineyards. 25% whole cluster, native yeast fermentation, and extended post-fermentation maceration. Aged 201months in 100% French oak barrels, 64% new. · Moderately light crimson color in the glass. This wine showed a remarkable transition over night when re-tasted from a previously opened and re-corked bottle. The nose is très Pinot with scents of cherry, rose petal and spice. Light to moderate in weight, but packed with flavors of red cherry, raspberry, and spice. The tannins are silky, the oak is perfectly integrated, and the overall impression of this charming wine is elegance. This wine has more zippy acidity than the other Talisman wines reviewed on this date. Decant if you drink now, or cellar a few years for a special experience. Score: 92-93. Reviewed August 18, 2015

Winery: Talisman
From article: 2012 Talisman 20th Vintage Pinot Noir