2016 Talley Vineyards Chardonnay Arroyo Grande Valley


  • USA
  • California
  • Central Coast
  • Arroyo Grande Valley
Drink between 2019 - 2023 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 6

  • johnrm Likes this wine: 88 points

    September 8, 2019 - Creamy taste and texture with sweet-ish fruit and lemon citrus on the palate. Good texture and mouthfeel but the acidity is on the soft side giving a very slightly flabby impression. It drinks well but is ‘easy’ drinking without the tightness and discipline of many crisper, more elegant Chardonnays. OK with fish in a cream sauce but a bit soft for shellfish. It improved in the glass and developed some slight orange acidity with time. 88+
    After 24h cool storage, the wine was softer but had less character. It came over as really pretty ordinary especially for the price.

  • Vinnut Likes this wine: 90 points

    March 17, 2019 - Light golden yellow in color. Forward, attractive & fragrant nose of youthful ripe fruit aromas of apples, lemons/limes & some pear with floral overtones of honeysuckle, minerals, stony, a hint of toasty oak & vanilla in the background. Medium-light bodied with a good concentration of well balanced & smooth textured, ripe fruit flavors of yellow peaches, green apples & citrus notes of lemons/limes with some butterscotch, minerals & a slight touch of toasty oak & vanilla. Lingering finish. Drinks quite well at present and may develop further with an additional year or two of additional aging.

  • srh Likes this wine:

    March 2, 2019 - Taste New Wines for March 2019 (San Diego Wine Co.): Way too cold

    Frt from the ff estate Vyds: 45% Rincon, 37% Rosemary’s, 11% Las Ventanas, & 7% Monte Sereno; “Naturally barrel fermented with native yeasts, then aged sur lie 13 mos in FR oak barrels (14% new, 25% 1 yr old);” Bottled Dec 2017;

    N: CLOSED; Toast with lemons, poss minerals?

    P: Med body; RNDISH entry with ALMOST swtish OAK/frt firmed by init almost harsh acidity which smooths WAY out as it evolves into a LONG, ULT VERY slightly bitterish finish. Disjointed &/or in a "bad" phase right now? If not, my VG; otherwise I've *quite* downrated it. 92 pts Vinous (Raynolds), 90 ea Jeb Dunnuck, WS, & WE @ $28, and "One Star, Good Value" Connoisseurs' Guide; [This vendor's $19.99 is $2 < anyone else on wine-searcher.]

  • JonnyG Likes this wine: 88 points

    January 20, 2019 - Very drinkable for an airport lounge selection. Muted lemon chiffon and honey notes. Light oak. Just enough acidity to keep it interesting.

  • Papies wrote:

    December 26, 2018 - By the glass at the AA lounge, JFK. Not a freshly opened bottle. Last glass in bottle.
    Lightly oaked Chardonnay here, good presence, good fruit, light oaky dynamic, light honey touches .nice citrus edge and quite the welcoming albeit on the generic side of Cali Chardonnays . Good acidity though and holds the wine well. A very happy and solid 87 and better younger and fresher .

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  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    The Brilliant 2016s from Paso Robles, 11/29/2018 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2016
  • Type White
  • Producer Talley Vineyards
  • Varietal Chardonnay
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Central Coast
  • Appellation Arroyo Grande Valley

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  • In Cellars 67 (60%)
  • Consumed 44 (40%)

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