Original
18 Ratings
Talley Vineyards Rincon Vineyard Pinot Noir

Wine Details

Varietal

Pinot Noir

Style

Red

Wine Description

(2005 Vintage) This pinot noir reflects the unique character of the vines of the west hillside of the Rincon Vineyard. Deep and complex aromas perfumed with hints of rose, spicy blackberry, and cinnamon give way t...

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  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    Just as Talley's Rincon Chardonnay is the bright star of its clan, so too does Rincon Vineyard set the pace among the winery's fine Pinot Noirs. Deep and downright juicy with a wealth of ripe and fully extracted black cherry fruit, the wine is at once both weighty and silky in feel. It is enriched with just the right measure of oaky sweetness, and its very long and very generous finish is unstinting in fruit. There is so much to like now that keeping will come hard, but it has more than enough of...
  • International Wine Cellar
    Saturated red. Sexy, spicy bouquet of raspberry, blackberry, rose and smoky minerals. Racy and sharply focused, with a striking interplay of depth and vivacity, offering sweet red berry and mineral flavors and good mineral grip. A tangy note of blood orange lingers on the long, sappy finish.
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