The Talty winemaking philosophy is simple: wine is made in the vineyard.
What makes Talty Zinfandel so special: The Dry Creek Valley Appellation is renowned for its exceptional Zinfandels because of its unique combination of climate, location and soil composition. Hot days and cool nights, coupled with a long growing season allow the fruit to reach optimal ripeness. Many of the older Zinfandel vineyards in the Dry Creek Valley were planted by Italian immigrants using a field blend technique to produce a more tannin structured wine. The classic Italian field blend is a combination of Petite Sirah and Carignane planted amongst the Zinfandel vines and the William Talty Estate vineyard (named after Michael’s father), 53 years young, reflects this tradition with 7% Petite Sirah and 3% Carignane. You will find an identifiable thread that runs through all of Michael’s wines as they possess an exceptional balance between rich flavor, fruit, acidity, and alcohol. These age-able Zinfandels peak at 5-7 years after bottling and will provide you with a remarkable silky and smooth reward for your patience. However, for those of us that just can’t wait, you will not be disappointed as these wines taste remarkable at release.
Vineyard to Wine: Michael’s success as a winemaker starts in the vineyard and as a grower/winemaker he has the opportunity to guide the vineyard management which translates into the quality of the fruit. Lowering the yields to 2 tons per acre, coupled with non-irrigation, stresses the vines to produce more concentrated flavors in the fruit. Therefore the wine reflects the decisions that produce premium quality fruit that makes premium quality wine.
Our wines are available through our mailing list, at the winery, or at a handful of selected local fine wine restaurants.
You must be 21 years of age or older, to order or receive alcoholic beverages from Talty Winery. Receipt of shipments containing alcoholic beverages requires the signature of a sober adult (a person 21 years of age or older who is not intoxicated). Wines purchased from Talty Winery are not for resale, and are for personal consumption only.
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Friday12PM - 4PM
Saturday12PM - 4PM
Sunday12PM - 4PM