Since their first Talisman vintage in 1993, the goal has been to lovingly and delicately craft Pinot Noirs with harmonious balance that will age for many, many years. The original inspiration came from Scott’s father’s amazing Burgundy collection, prompting the realization that these Pinot Noirs can, even after 20 years, possess delicacy, nuance, brightness, intoxicating bouquet, remarkable depth and sensual mouthfeel. At Talisman they pay close attention to texture. And want their wines to elicit visceral reactions; “yum” is the descriptor of choice. Enjoying wine with food is one of life’s ultimate pleasures, and Talisman crafts wines that will pair amazingly well with your meal. Enjoy!
This week’s featured wine is Talisman’s first single vineyard bottling of their ‘Sadie’s Vineyard’ Pinot Noir. Sadie’s Vineyard is named after a gorgeous and spirited German Shepard Sadie, who is usually found with her younger sidekick, Kodi. The vineyard is located along the chilly Bodega Highway corridor in a sweet spot of the Sebastopol Hills west of the town of Sebastopol. We were blown away by the quality of this wine (and at under $50 a bottle the price blew us away too).
2014 Talisman ‘Sadie’s Vineyard’ Pinot Noir
Rated 94 points! A beautiful bouquet of black cherry, rose petal, nutmeg and pomegranate are a great introduction to this striking Russian River classic; soft, round, ripe and lively with great depth and grace. Accents of apricot, raspberry, spice and a hint of earth linger into a long delicious finish The 2014 vintage is the first wine from this site that we’ve bottled as a single-vineyard wine and we’re pretty excited about the results.