Sunday, July 20, 2014

Review: **** $$ Talbott Logan Pinot Noir, Sleepy Hollow Vineyard, Santa Lucia Highlands, California, 2012 = BEST VALUE

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By way of background, opening thoughts: I've been enjoying Santa Lucia Highlands based pinot noirs in recent years, so I've been hunting down a few I haven't reviewed before.  Here's one more!

Original tasting and review : This is Talbott Logan Pinot Noir, Sleepy Hollow Vineyard, Santa Lucia Highlands, California, 2012, finished at 14.8% alcohol and first sampled just two years from vintage date, in July, 2014.

In the glass: Medium dark red with hints of brick and orange and even some purple.

On the nose: Poured at room temperature and swirled vigorously, shows deep, lifted, bold varietal fruit notes.  Plenty of purple and tar and all lifted on alcohol fumes.  From the aroma, seems like this will be intense and juicy, maybe even chewy.

On the palate: The primary elements on the palate are in fact sweet and crisp, mouth-filling, with red fruits combined with biscuits and brown sugar.  Plenty of sweet red cherry in the mix as well.  The finish is a modestly-paced glide from the full palate to a few tingly acid sparks in your cheeks along with the brown sugar crisp.

In summary: Overall, rates four stars on the five-star Spirit of Wine scale and rates as a best value.

Check out today's pricing and retail availability for Talbott Logan Pinot Noir.

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