Talbott Chardonnay Cuvée Cynthia
2003 / 750 ml.
- SP Wine Spectator
- WE Wine Enthusiast
- VN Vinous
- RP Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
- ST Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
- OT Other Review Service
- Gold Premier Gold - Best Value*
- Plat Premier Platinum - Our Highest Recommendation
- * as rated by our staff
95 pts.Wine Enthusiast: December 31, 2006
This is a best barrel selection from Sleepy Hollow Vineyard in the Santa Lucia Highlands. Only 430 cases were produced. It’s a tremendous Chardonnay, just huge in the white Burgundy mode: ripe tropical fruit, new oak, lees, unfined and unfiltered. Right now, it’s a little gangly, like an adolescent who’s growing too fast. But we know this wine knits together as it ages. Best 2007–2011.
94 pts.Wine Spectator: December 15, 2006
Wonderful complexity and depth. Offers a mix of youthful pear, apple, melon and citrus, with some mature tropical fruit notes that pick up a wonderful graham cracker and cinnamon spiciness that’s enticing. Drink now through 2009.