My Bride and I after seeing the manufacturing facility of Robert Talbott and having a lunch drove over to the tasting room of Robert Talbott Vineyards. I have to thank my contact person at the factory for calling ahead to announce our arrival, as she probably said something like watch for a guy in a hat with a woman.
Robert Talbott Vineyards originally started making Chardonnay wines, and later started doing the very tricky Pinot Noir wines as well. They have three different vineyards; The Diamond T Estate, Sleepy Hollow and Kali Hart. They have four different designations as well Kali Hart, Logan, Case and Cuvee Cynthia; which are the names of four of the children of Rob who started the winery and now also runs the family’s clothing empire as well.
The lady that oversaw our tasting room experience was truly wonderful and furnished me with labels for all the wines we tasted, which is a good thing, because the glue that bonds the labels to the glass sometimes does not release no matter what I attempt to do and I have ruined many a wine label from this company, in my attempts.
We tasted so many wines during that session, it was a bit of overkill, but is sure was fun and interesting. We had two different Logan Chardonnay wines, and one was from the Sleepy Hollow Vineyard. We had two different Kali Hart Vineyard Chardonnay wines as well. Then we tried three different Chardonnay wines from the Cuvee Cynthia collection.
Then we had three different offerings of the classic Talbott Chardonnay wine. One was from the Sleepy Hollow Vineyard and then two different vintages of the Diamond T Estate wines.
After all of the Chardonnay wines, we were then introduced to the Pinot Noir wines that they offer. We enjoyed two of the Logan Pinot Noir wines and two of the Case Pinot Noir wines and all four were from the Sleepy Hollow Vineyard.
All in all we had a great day with the Robert Talbott family of businesses and I might add that not only did we buy a lot of wine from this tasting, but we also bought a lot of clothing as well, even getting my Bride some beautiful clothes from the Audrey Talbott collection. Not only did we have to go to a third party shipper for all of our wine purchases, we also had to ship all the new clothes we bought as well
Oh come on, John, can there ever be an overkill to a tasting at a winery?? 🙂
Oliver, you are right about that, but when you expect to have maybe six wines and they start offering different vintages, it is wonderful. I wish it would happen more often.
Makes me miss my German wineries the more…