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Talbott Vineyards Sleepy Hollow Santa Lucia Highlands Chardonnay 2018

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6 bottle(s) at £35.34 per bottle.
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Talbott Vineyards Sleepy Hollow Santa Lucia Highlands Chardonnay 2018

  • Grapes Chardonnay 100%
  • Country USA
  • Region California Santa Lucia Highlands
  • Abv 14 %
  • Case size 6 / 75cl
  • Winemaker: David Coventry
  • Closure Screwcap
  • A bright, elegant Chardonnay, with aromas of Pink Lady apple, juicy pineapple, pear and caramelized brown sugar. Unctuous and opulent on the palate, with refreshing acidity offering beautiful balance to the ripe tropical fruit.
  • Awards
    93 Pts, James Suckling, 2022

The 2018 vintage was exceptionally moderate with cool temperatures, very few heat spikes from spring continuing through the summer. As a result, the grapes enjoyed an unusually long hang-time which developed complex flavours, optimal phenolics and beautiful balancing acidity. Yields were normal to slightly below average with harvesting starting two to three weeks later than in recent years.

Talbott Vineyards crafts estate-grown Chardonnay and Pinot Noir into exquisite coastal wines from the Santa Lucia Highlands AVA. In 1950, Robert Talbott, founder of a luxury silk tie company, was introduced to and fell in love with the fine wines of France. He dreamt of using the Burgundian techniques he had become passionate about, to one day make his own Californian wines. Meanwhile, in 1972, the legendary Sleepy Hollow Vineyard was planted for the first time in the cool-climate region of the Santa Lucia Highlands. In 1982, Robert together with his son, Robb, realized his dream and launched Talbott Vineyards. In 1994, they acquired the Sleepy Hollow Vineyard to become an all-estate winery. For 30 years, their wines have consistently garnered praise from wine critics and enthusiasts alike, including a rare 100-point score for the 1990 vintage of the Sleepy Hollow Chardonnay from Wine Spectator during a special retrospective tasting in 1997. They are certified Californian Sustainable Winegrowers.

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