Talley Vineyards Estate Grown Pinot Noir 2021, San Luis Obispo Coast, Arroyo Grande Valley, California

“Our Estate Pinot Noir is the quintessential expression of Talley vineyards, representing the cool climate and hillside topography of our home on the San Luis Obispo Coast’s Arroyo Grande Valley. 2021 vintage: Aging: 13 months in 30% new French oak barrels. Vinification: Open top fermenters with native yeast, 20% whole cluster. Soil type: various, most notably calcareous clays and shaly loam. Aromas: rich raspberry, clove, strawberry cream, candle wax. Flavor profile: Bright cherry, sandlewood, pomegranate, thyme. finish: Juicy, bright, with stunning length. Appellation: San Luis Obispo Coast.