- Fossil Point Pinot Noir Edna Valley 2015 Product #31728 (In Stock)
Fossil Point is named for the rugged headland in San Luis Obispo County which features sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean and Central Coast. These cool coastal vineyards are perfect for Pinot Noir, allowing plenty of ripeness while retaining freshness and fine acidity.
The 2015 edition is simply superb, about as fine a California Pinot Noir value as we've seen in years. Loads of sweet, ripe, red and black fruit on the nose and palate with a kick of smoke and sweet spice from 14 months in French oak. A blood orange note comes out with air, lending freshness to match the classic California richness before the sweet spice and dark fruit come up on the long, pure, finish. Really, really, good stuff.
- Talley Vineyards Chardonnay Estate 2014 Product #31604 (In Stock)
Another stunning value from this Edna Valley benchmark.
"Pale gold. A lively, incisive bouquet evokes citrus and orchard fruits and white flowers, and an iodine nuance emerges as the wine opens up. Shows excellent clarity and depth to the fresh orange, pear and candied ginger flavors, which open up steadily with air. Smoothly combines power and vivacity and finishes very long and taut, with resonating mineral and floral notes." Vinous (Raynolds) 92 points
"The 2014 Chardonnay Estate, which is from the Arroyo Grande Valley, is outstanding. Notes of white flowers, white peach and saline-like characteristics all emerge from the medium-bodied, chiseled, clean and beautifully precise Chardonnay. Mostly from the Rincon Vineyard, with smaller portions from Rosemary's and Monet Sereno, aged nine months in 23% new French oak, drink it over the coming 2-4 years."Wine Advocate 90 points
- Center Of Effort Pinot Noir Edna Valley 2012 Product #29767 (In Stock)
Wow - this smells wonderful and tastes even better with fantastic purity and balance.
"Similarly styled, yet slightly more fresh and fruit forward, the 2012 Pinot Noir spent 19 months in 35% new French oak, with the balance in neutral barrels. It gives up impressive currants, spring flowers and underbrush in its medium-bodied, supple and layered palate. The 2011 has a more classical feel, but I love the fruit and purity here. It should be consumed over the coming 3-5 years as well."Wine Advocate 91 points
"This is a rich, dense Pinot, with blackberries, sweet cloves, allspice, gingerbread and nutmeg aromas. The palate carries the tune, with dark raspberry, dried strawberry, cranberry sauce and black cherry notes all heavily seasoned by cardamom, pine sap, eucalyptus and sea salt."Wine Enthusiast 93 points