Talbott Sleepy Hollow Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016
|Region||California, Central Coast, Santa Lucia Highlands|
Vivid ruby-red. Fresh dark berries, pungent flowers, cola and a hint of smoky minerals on the highly perfumed nose. Juicy and expansive in the mouth, offering cherry cola and blackberry flavors supported by a spine of juicy acidity. Picks up licorice candy and rose pastille notes with air and finishes impressively long, sweet and smooth, with fine-grained tannins sneaking in late. -- Josh Raynolds
Leading off the two Pinot Noirs, the 2016 Pinot Noir Sleepy Hollow Vineyard is medium ruby-colored and has elegant notes of raspberries, spice, and forest floor. It's medium-bodied, finesse-oriented, has a great texture, and plenty of length. It's terrific and has a solid 7-8 years of longevity.
Fresh herb and fresh earth flavors combine for a complex scent in this red. The texture is smooth, leaving only the flavors a little off kilter. Drink now through 2023. 2,500 cases made.