Talley Estate Rincon Vineyard Chardonnay 2014

£48.50 GBP

Talley have been making wine in California since 1982, they farm sustainably and adopt a hands off approach to their wine making. They are said to be winemakers wines, where the fruit is allowed to shine through, and not get overpowered by the oak. The Rincon site was planted in 1984 on calcareous clay and weathered sandstone, which results in really pure, minerally fruit, and is regarded as a Californian Grand Cru site. 
It has been aged for 14 months in oak, some old, some new, but this is not the main component you think of when you drink it. There are a great deal of exotic fruit aromas, the palate is clean and fresh with citrus fruits coming through and flora elements, backed up with a creamy, supple oak texture. There is plenty of life let in this six year old white wine.