Talley Arroyo Valley Pinot Noir 2005

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Talley is one of those slightly off-beat wineries that likes to buck tradition, both in style and marketing. These guys produce an atypical pinot, but in the end fail to really hit it home.

This has a cherry nose and a very distinct cherry cola palate – think coke bottle candies. Thus, the flavour profile is pretty simple and one-dimensional for a pinot. However, the texture was fantasticly smooth and silky, and I detected a bit of interesting woodiness on the mid-palate. So, while not an overly complex wine, this had a great mouthfeel and texture. Worth a try.

$40 at Marquis
Very Good+

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