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2013 Talbott Pinot Noir Sleepy Hollow Vineyard

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • California
  • Central Coast
  • Santa Lucia Highlands
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Community Tasting Notes 11

  • CJM wrote: 82 points

    October 28, 2019 - Clear, pale garnet - brick color with significant rim browning. Prune, pomegranate, black plum. Low acids, very low tannins. dark chocolate. short balance finish. Maybe held too long?

  • oldwines Likes this wine: 91 points

    July 28, 2018 - Better than the bottle I had a year ago or so. This was slightly translucent medium to dark ruby crimson with a crimson pink rim. The nose seemed quite savory and lightly floral with lots of red fruit like strawberry, cherry and pomegranate. The palate had a bit more perceived structure and vibrancy with medium+ acidity and rather supple tannin. The flavors reflected the nose with the addition of some herbal notes on the moderately long finish. Needed about an hour in the decanter to open up but was even better with some additional time in the glass. I am not the biggest fan of Talbott Pinot (in contrast to the chards of the past several decades) but his was quite good with a pan seared steak and some scalloped potatoes.

  • Z1nnfull Likes this wine: 91 points

    June 2, 2018 - We let this breathe for HOURS and that did the trick, needs lots of air at this stage, otherwise you'll be disappointed. Very much bing cherry, oak, earth with a very slight touch of menthol or camphor. This is the essence of Monterey County Pinot, which we prefer to over-priced Oregon...Russian River Valley Pinots we also like, but prefer Monterey and Talbott makes great Pinots and Chardonnays at all price ranges....they all are good. Drink this one in 2018 (would be great for Thanksgiving) or 2019.

  • oldwines wrote: 89 points

    August 26, 2017 - Translucent but dark garnet color, after 4 days in Oregon tasting Pinot that is bright with acidity, this seems to lack what I love in Pinot...aromatics, acid backbone for agability and intense complex flavor with the possibility for secondary development. The nose is a bit nondescript with red and black berry aromas and little else interesting. It seems lacking in tannin and acidity (especially compared to Oregon Pinots) and tastes very modern, fruit forward and pretty one dimensional. I love Talbott's chards which I find age very well but have always been rather disappointed with their pinot's. MY guess is the vineyards are just too warm to make a long lived Burgundian-style Pinot Noir.

  • eastsidebroker Likes this wine: 87 points

    June 21, 2017 - Bit tawny in color. Berry, cherry and a little pepper. drinks better when a little open.

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    Santa Lucia Highlands: New Releases (Aug 2015), 8/1/2015 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2013
  • Type Red
  • Producer Talbott
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Sleepy Hollow Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Central Coast
  • Appellation Santa Lucia Highlands
  • UPC Codes 1885438404250, 883640404236

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 127 (38%)
  • Consumed 208 (62%)

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Community Recommendations

Fresh norwegian salmon and red garnet yam

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