2006 Talley Vineyards Estate Arroyo Grande Valley Pinot Noir

14.3% alc., $36. 82% Rincon Vineyard fruit and 18% Rosemary‚Äôs Vineyard fruit. Yields were 1.4 tons per acre. Aged 15 months in 30% new French oak barrels. · Deep red fruits with a touch of stem and herbs. Moderately light in body, pure and bright in nature, soft and silky in texture, with pleasing balance. Fine, but no better than many entry level California Pinot Noirs priced less. Reviewed February 12, 2009

Winery: Talley Vineyards
From article: Talley Vineyards: Classic & Dependable