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Vineyard: Talley Rincon

OwnerBrian Talley
AppellationArroyo Grande Valley
VarietiesPinot Noir

Wineries sourcing from this vineyard

Reviewed wines produced from this vineyard

2011 Sinor-LaVallee San Luis Obispo County Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., 135 cases, $30. A blend of fruit from Talley-Rincon Vineyard in Arroyo Grande and Squire Canyon Vineyard in Avila Beach. Average yields 2.8 tons per acre. 25% whole cluster. Native and natural fermentation, pressed off with a basket press. Aged 12 months in 50% new Francois Frères French oak barrels. Unfined and unfiltered. · Moderately dark reddish-purple color in the glass. The aromas have not arrived in this wine yet, but with swirling, delicate scents of very ripe stone and berry fruit emerge with a pleasant oak backing. The mid palate attack of strawberry, raspberry and plum fruit flavors are moderately intense. The tannins are well managed and the wine finishes with modest but pleasing length. Good. Reviewed March 23, 2013 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2011 Sinor-LaVallee Talley-Rincon Vineyard Arroyo Grande Valley Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., 93 cases, $40. Seventh vintage from this block. Yield 2.23 tons from one acre. 100% de-stemmed. Inoculated and native fermentation. Aged 17 months in 50% new Francois Frères French oak barrels. Unfiltered. · Moderately dark reddish-purple color in the glass. Aromas of black cherries, black plum sauce, flint stone and forest floor. A savory wine with layers of intense flavor and finishing power, featuring ripe dark red and purple fruits. Very open and inviting with good structural bones and a bold demeanor. Very good. Reviewed March 23, 2013 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2008 Talley Vineyards Rincon Vineyard Arroyo Grande Valley Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., 375 cases, $50. · Deep reddish-purple color in the glass. The nose is clamped down and it is difficult to coax out any fruit. Oak vanillin aroma is about all you get. Dense and tasty essence of purple fruits with firm tannins. An impressive mouthful of fruit but needs cellaring to integrate the tannins and oak and come out of its shell. Find a good steak or short ribs to accompany this wine if you open it now. Good. Reviewed November 24, 2010 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2007 Sinor-LaVallee Talley-Rincon Vineyard Arroyo Grande Valley Pinot Noir

14.8% alc., 48 cases, $40. Sinor has a one acre block of Talley-Rincon Vineyard consisting of 14 rows planted to clone 2A. Yields were .73 tons per acre. · Dark purple robe in the glass. Shy aromas of dark stone fruits and subtle spice and toast. The nose improves in the glass over time. Tasty core of black cherry fruit. Fresh and clean with moderate tannins and aromatic persistence on the finish. Will get better with cellaring but very enticing now. Very good. Reviewed December 16, 2009 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2005 Sinor-LaVallee Talley-Rincon Vineyard Arroyo Grande Valley Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., $35. · With some air time, scents of dark berry jam and restrained oak emerge. Saucy, fat and lush with dark fruits kissed by anise, mocha and oak. Supple tannins lead to a refreshing and dry finish. This wine plays more to classic Pinot. Reviewed November 17, 2008 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2004 Sinor-LaVallee Talley-Rincon Vineyard Arroyo Grande Valley Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., 100 cases, $35. From a one-acre block planted to clone 2A. · With swirling, aromas of dark fruit, dark caramel and vanillin emerge. Powerfully flavored deep, dark fruits with gripping tannins, but remaining smooth and suave. Intense and lasting dry finish. Reviewed November 17, 2008 WINERY » ARTICLE »