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Our flagship 2020 Sleepy Hollow Vineyard Chardonnay captures the terroir of our legendary Sleepy Hollow Vineyard in the glass. Layers of ripe apple and pear rise from the glass with hints of lemon meringue. Aromas of toasted oak and caramel underscore the tree fruit notes, leading to a lingering finish with touches of minerality and lemon-flecked brioche. VINTAGE NOTES Our Sleepy Hollow Chardonnay is produced using primarily Dijon clones of Chardonnay that range from 15-25 years old. The 2020 growing season returned to normal timing with average rainfall. Conditions stayed mild throughout the season with budbreak occurring as expected in the middle of March. Despite heat spikes and other challenges during the growing season, we harvested low yields of Chardonnay low yields with beautiful acid and fruit balance. VINEYARD As one of the Santa Lucia Highlands’ northernmost vineyards, Sleepy Hollow allows the grapes to remain on the vines longer. As a result, the fruit develops full phenolic ripeness and complexity. The 2020 growing season returned to normal timing with average rainfall. Conditions stayed mild throughout the season with budbreak occurring as expected in the middle of March. Despite heat spikes and other challenges during the growing season, we harvested low yields of Chardonnay low yields with beautiful acid and fruit balance. WINEMAKING Aged 10 months in French oak barrels, 40% new
Talbott Kali Hart Pinot Noir V19 750ML
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Our 2019 Kali Hart Pinot Noir is a fruit-forward expression of our coastal-influenced vineyards in Santa Lucia Highlands, California. Aromas of dark plum and Bing cherry greet the nose with inviting notes of allspice and toasted vanilla. Silky tannins reveal layers of strawberry-rhubarb and blackberry with a hint of dried herbs. The finish is long and luscious with a touch of minerality. <br><br> <b>VINTAGE NOTES</b><br> The 2019 growing season was steady with average rainfall and warm temperatures, which produced fruit with intensely flavored grapes with beautiful acidity and balance. <br><br> <b>VINEYARD</b><br> Fruit for Kali Hart Pinot Noir originated from our legendary Sleepy Hollow Vineyard and Olson Ranch in the Central Coast, where the cool climate allows for longer hangtime and intense flavor development. Sleepy Hollow Vineyard is known for producing richly concentrated Pinot Noir. The Olson Ranch is located at the southern tip of the Santa Lucia Highlands, where limestone-laced soils create rich, concentrated flavors in the grapes. <br><br> <b>WINEMAKING</b><br> Open-top fermentation with punch downs; closed top fermentation with gentle pump overs 9 months in barrel, French oak

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The 2018 Talbott Kali Hart Chardonnay is the most fruit-forward in our portfolio. Grown in cool climates, Kali Hart is an exceptionally refreshing Chardonnay. Notes of ripe stone fruit and juicy tropical notes meet aromas of Madagascar vanilla for a bright mouthfeel straight through to the finish. <br><br> The 2018 growing season was consistently mild, allowing fruit to ripen gradually on the vine and develop complex flavor. August and September brought moderate weather more in line with previous harvests. October rain quenched the soil without slowing harvest. Wines from 2018 vintage are showing highly detailed flavors, balance and intensity. <br><br> One of the first vineyards planted in the Santa Lucia Highlands, Talbott’s Sleepy Hollow Vineyard is comprised of 565 acres. Located on a picturesque benchland not far from Monterey Bay, Sleepy Hollow Vineyard is the second most northerly in the Santa Lucia Highlands. Here, the hillside vineyard features Arroyo Seco and Chualar gravelly loam soils that enable the vines to absorb subsoil minerals, creating rich, concentrated flavors. With a long, cool growing season, the grapes develop character, intensity and depth for which the vineyard has become famous. <br><br> The Olson Vineyard resides in the southern region of the Santa Lucia Highlands appellation along a stunning section of rolling hills and hillsides. This vineyard is composed of a selection of granite and limestone soils and enjoys warmer days to ripen Chardonnay to tropical fruit aromas with softer acidity and a rich mouthfeel.

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Kali Hart is the most fruit-forward expression in our portfolio. Approachable and bright with a beautiful garnet color in the glass, our 2018 Pinot Noir is ripe and intense. Aromas of Bing cherry, cola, boysenberry and hints of vanilla lift from the glass, and layers of rich blackberries are underscored by soft, silky tannins. A luscious finish follows with accents of minerality, dried herbs and French oak. Kali Hart Pinot Noir is an elegant representation of its cool climate terroir of our estate vineyards in the Santa Lucia Highlands in California. <br><br> <b>VINTAGE NOTES</b><br> The 2018 growing season was consistently mild, allowing fruit to ripen gradually on the vine and develop complex flavor. August and September brought moderate weather more in line with previous harvests. October rain quenched the soil without slowing harvest. Wines from 2018 vintage are showing highly detailed flavors, balance and intensity. <br><br> <b>VINEYARD</b><br> We sourced fruit from our Sleepy Hollow Vineyard and the Olson Ranch to give this Pinot Noir complexity. Located on a picturesque benchland only 13 miles from Monterey Bay, Sleepy Hollow is one of the first vineyards planted in the Santa Lucia Highlands. With a long, cool growing season, the grapes hang on the vine longer, developing intensity and depth. The Olson Ranch is located at the southern tip of the Santa Lucia Highlands. The rolling hills, limestone-laced soils and afternoon winds yield grapes that accentuate the intensity of Pinot Noir. Grapes from both vineyards create a consistently ripe, highly detailed and delicious Pinot Noir.
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