Review: 2018 Talbott Chardonnay Sleepy Hollow Vineyard Block 50 South

Review: 2018 Talbott Chardonnay Sleepy Hollow Vineyard Block 50 South

A block selection of chardonnay from Talbott’s Sleepy Hollow Vineyard in the Santa Lucia Highlands, this is a prime example of California chardonnay at the height of its game. A rich vein of brown butter, applesauce, and sweet vanilla kicks things off, but the expected unctuousness and thick oak notes never materialize. Instead, the wine takes a left turn to showcase a floral character, enhanced with lemon peel and some baking spice. The finish feels a touch green and astringent — but I think another year in bottle to temper will help with the rough edges,

A- / $60 / talbottvineyards.com

2018 Talbott Chardonnay Sleepy Hollow Vineyard Block 50 South

$60
9

Rating

9.0/10

Christopher Null is the founder and editor in chief of Drinkhacker. A veteran writer and journalist, he also operates Null Media, a bespoke content creation company.

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