Talbott Sleepy Hollow Vineyard Chardonnay 2017 750ml
SKU: 70919279675

Talbott Sleepy Hollow Vineyard Chardonnay 2017

  • v92
  • we91
  • ws85


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Category White Wine
Region California, Central Coast, Santa Lucia Highlands
Brand Talbott
Alcohol/vol 14.6%
The 2017 Sleepy Hollow Chardonnay opens with aromas of Pink Lady apple, Bosc pear, pineapple and tropical fruit with a hint of brioche. These juicy tropical and stone fruit flavors continue on the palate along with accents of hard spices, vanilla and brown sugar. The mouthfeel is opulent and rich with a nimble and lively intensity. The finish is elegant with a creamy texture from extended lees contact and barrel aging which gives way to zesty acidity that keeps the wine clean and refreshing. This is our classic bottling from Sleepy Hollow Vineyard drawn from our favorite blocks ranging from 8-45 years old.
  • v92

Pale gold. Aromas of peach nectar, Meyer lemon and honey take on a smoky mineral nuance with air. Broad and fleshy on entry and then tighter in the middle, offering sappy, spice-tinged citrus and orchard fruit flavors that are braced by a spine of juicy acidity. Clings very nicely on the penetrating finish, which repeats the pear and fennel notes. This wine, which delivers surprising energy for its heft, saw 35% new French oak but doesn't really show it.

November 2019
Wine Enthusiast
  • we91

Lime balm, nectarine, mint and gardenia aromas combine on the nose of this bottling from the famed vineyard. The palate is bright, with orange peel and seared Meyer lemon flavors alongside warmer tones of toasted almond and butter that arise toward the finish.

October 1, 2020
Wine Spectator
  • ws85

Toasted grain notes accent the dried apple and peach flavors. Offers a supple, spicy finish. Drink now. 1,600 cases made.