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TALBOTT “Sleepy Hollow” Pinot Noir 2016

(Santa Lucia Highlands, California) $40

Can a wine be sexy? Anyone who reads WineSpeed probably agrees that it can. In fact, when it comes to pinot noir, sexiness just might be an obligation. To me, sexy wines aren’t merely fruity and they don’t smell antiseptically monochromatic. They are nuanced and hedonistically textural wines. They possess a bit of “animali”—the pleasant aroma of a man who’s just run a mile (five miles, IMO, is a little too much). This Talbott is quite sophisticated and unfurls itself beautifully as you drink it. The Sleepy Hollow Vineyard, planted in 1972, is one of the top sites in California’s Santa Lucia Highlands. (14.2% abv)

93 points KM

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