Brent scored this wine: 95/100
Pale with a ruby rim the nose shows, cherry and other sifted red fruit notes with some minerality, smoke, warm stone and some forest floor. In the mouth it shows a lovely dance of cherries, cedar mineral notes, smoke and some earthiness. The best feature here is the harmony of all its components, beautifully integrated and balanced with a delightful lift of acidity. It is the minerality that puts it over the top. A graceful alliance of new and old world pinot noir elements.
B+ to A- ~ 95
Talbott Vineyards produces a large range of classic, balanced, elegant single vineyard pinot noirs. Put Talbott on your “must taste” list if you are a pinot noir lover. Sleepy Hollow Vineyard, located in the Santa Lucia Highlands, was designated one of California’s Grand Cru vineyards by Wine Enthusiast in 2016. First planted in 1972, the vineyard is comprised of 565 planted acres divided into three vineyard parcels, Sleepy Hollow North, Sleepy Hollow West and Sleepy Hollow South. Each grows exclusively Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes.