Talley Vineyards Stone Corral Pinot Noir 2014

Talley Vineyards Stone Corral Pinot Noir 2014



The Stone Corral Vineyard is a 28 acre site located in the Edna Valley that was planted entirely to pinot noir in 2001. The sandy clay loam soils of the vineyard produce elegant wines with plush texture and dark color. Deep garnet in color, the 2014 vintage of Stone Corral Vineyard Pinot Noir exudes juicy black fruit aromas bolstered by an intriguing smoked meat characteristic. On the palate, hints of strawberry and sandalwood lead to stunning mid-palate concentration layered with supple tannin. Try pairing this pinot noir with grilled chicken and vegetable kabobs fresh off the grill.
Category Red Wine
Region California, Central Coast, Edna Valley
Brand Talley Vineyards
  • wa93

Wine AdvocateThe Edna Valley release, the 2014 Pinot Noir Stone Corral is another polished, complex and seamless effort from winemaker Eric Johnson that offers classic notes of spice, forest floor, dried flowers and sweet red fruits. Aged 16 months in 27% new French oak, it's impeccably balanced, has a charming, forward character and will drink nicely for 5-6 years.

Jeb Dunnuck, August 2016
  • we92

Wine EnthusiastFrom a vineyard owned by Talley but shared in equal parts with two other wineries, this bottling is snappy on the nose with black raspberry, graphite, sweet juniper and rose hip aromas. On the palate, it's light in body and lively with acidic energy, offering raspberry, tart plum skin and sour cherry, inflected with anise spice. There is significant length to the mouthwatering finish.

Matt Kettmann, April 1, 2017
  • ws88

Wine SpectatorElegant and vibrant, with a zesty mix of wild berry, raspberry, light anise, oak and earth notes. Ends with a delicate aftertaste. Drink now through 2022. 514 cases made.

James Laube, 2017