It’s good to be reminded of our diverse wine region in San Luis Obispo County. On a beautiful SLO County Sunday (7/12/15), we visited Talley Vineyards mainly to get a change of pace and spend some time with friends from San Luis Obispo. We know that Talley puts on good Sunday afternoon events with wine, food and music. The winery is perched above some beautiful agricultural landscape which makes for an awesome view from their tasting room.
By the way, all that agriculture down below is part of a great program that Talley Farms Fresh Harvest operates which delivers boxes of fresh produce directly to consumers throughout the county. We love our bi-weekly box of fresh vegetables and fruit!
This did not disappoint. The weather was perfect and the band Triple Down Theory provided some of the best covers of classic rock songs I’ve ever heard. Their lead guitarist was shredding! It was pretty moving also when they played the National Anthem and the crowd stood up and a guy walked around waving a huge American flag!
Now for the wine. Talley Vineyards is in the Arroyo Grande Valley AVA. Their specialties are Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. All of the wines were good. But the 2013 Bishop’s Peak Pinot Noir was my preference. Typical fruit forward strawberry nose and overall good easy drinking. The 2013 Estate Pinot was good, but it was a little on the acidic side for my palette and would be a good with food. It could probably lay down for about a year. What wasn’t on the the pictured tasting list was the option to buy a growler of wine which is essentially a jug they fill with their wines on tap. You buy the jug and wine on the first visit but you can bring the jug back to buy a refill of whatever wines they are offering on tap at the time and you need only pay for the wine. We ended up buying a jug of the 2014 Super Argentinian, which is a delicious blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec. The jug is equivalent in volume to about 2.5 bottles of wine. We paid I believe $35 for the jug and wine. Next time we can get the wine for $30. But if we were to become members, the price would be $25. Sounds like a good deal to me!