Vineyard: Rosemary's

OwnerBrian Talley
AppellationArroyo Grande Valley
StoryPlanted between 1987 and 2001. 17 acres of Pinot Noir.
VarietiesChardonnay, Pinot Noir

Wineries sourcing from this vineyard

Reviewed wines produced from this vineyard

2019 Testarossa Rosemary’s Vineyard, Arroyo Grande Valley Pinot Noir

14.2% alc., pH 3.40. TA 0.66, 400cases, $74. Released May 2021. Aged 17 months in French oak barrels, 63% new. · Dark garnet color in the glass. Shy but pleasing aromas of black cherry, terra-cotta, underbrush and slight toasty oak. Extremely engaging on the palate with a flourish of sappy dark cherry, black raspberry and blackberry fruit flavors. Clearly a special wine that is appealingly rich yet welcoming with complimentary tannins and a very long finish. This wine hits all the bass notes typical of the Wädenswil 2A clone. Score: 95. Reviewed June 13, 2021 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2006 Talley Vineyards Rosemary’s Vineyard Arroyo Grande Valley Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., 556 cases, $70. Yield 2.2 tons per acre. Fermented with native yeast in one ton open top fermenters. Aged on the lees 18 months in 35% new French oak barrels. · Deep dark reddish-purple in color. Charming aromas of black cherries, black raspberries and black currents with touches of spice and soy and floral overtones. Richly flavored dark stone fruits with a sidecar of oak. Very silky and elegant on the palate with a refreshing liveliness on the finish. A very satisfying wine with plenty of punch but not in the least over extracted. This beauty will age very well. Reviewed February 12, 2009 WINERY » ARTICLE »