Federal Wine & Spirits

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Talbott Vineyards

Enthusiastic tasters loved the estate’s two flagship wines, Sleepy Hollow Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
July 24, 2019


Bob, one of our more experienced tasters, pronounced them “very fine and with great concentration”. Perhaps that had something to do with their maturity, Raw fruit had become richness and poise. Unusual for our tastings, the most expensive wines were the most taken home by far.

         Some tasters seized on the price-quality value of the Kali Hart Pinot and chardonnay.

The two Logan wines were more laid back. Although very good they are still young and were somewhat obscured between the fresh fruitiness of the Kali Harts and the rich maturities of the Sleepy Hollows.

         These are excellent wines. All will give a lot of pleasure.



2016 Talbott Chardonnay Kali Hart; Aroma: lightly herbal, firm, rather clean, nice mineral acid; Mouth: clean rather rich, juicy, fine acid nice balance, mouth clinging, light clean acidity; Very Good Plus 19.99; Mixed Case, 17.99; Case, 16.99

2015 Talbott Chardonnay Logan; Aroma: light clean rather pretty, fine acid crisp; Mouth: clean rather rich dense, firm, nutty, barrel, reserved, long with a touch of acid on the finish; Very Good Plus25.99; Mixed Case, 23.39; Case, 22.09

2014 Talbott Chardonnay Sleepy Hollow; Aroma: rather oaky rather dense, heady rich rather old style California, fragrant; Mouth: juicy, sweet rather full, juicy candied, rather full, herbal, fine acid, rather clean; Very Good - Excellent 37; Mixed Case, 33.3; Case, 31.45



2016 Talbott Pinot Noir Kali Hart; Color: heady dense, rather bright pretty; Aroma: heady dense, rather bright pretty, firm, rather plummy; Mouth: some clean rather sweet fruit, firm, tannins, luscious & long; Very Good Plus 23.99; Mixed Case, 21.59; Case, 20.39

2016 Talbott Pinot Noir Logan; Aroma: sweet oak, rather dense fleshy, juicy, pretty; Mouth: sweet fruit, rather crisp, leanish, light oak, sweet back, clean pretty fine; Very Good Plus 29.99; Mixed Case, 26.99; Case, 25.49

2014 Talbott Pinot Noir Sleepy Hollow; Aroma: rather pretty, rather fine, elegant, fresh, mineral, intense, long; Mouth: light pretty rather clean, fine acid lifted elegant, very pretty, fine, long acid finish, sweet finish; Very Good - Excellent 44; Mixed Case, 39.6; Case, 37.4


7-24 Talbott Case: Special, two each of the above wines - $299

2-24Talbott Pack: Special, one each of the above wines - $159

Or mix any 6- 11 above wines for 10% off

any 12 or more for 15% off


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           - Len Rothenberg