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"(aged in a 50/50 combination of French and American oak barrels, 28% of them new) Deep ruby. Ripe, smoke-accented cherry and cassis aromas display a peppery nuance and pick up a cedary oak note with air. Sappy, supple and appealingly sweet, offering concentrated dark fruit and spicecake flavors that turn livelier on the back half. Supple tannins make a late appearance, adding shape to lingering dark berry and spice qualities.
-- Josh Raynolds"
Produced from grapes grown in the Santa Margarita Vineyard in the cool southwestern corner of the Paso Robles viticultural area, this wine combines the balanced Talley Vineyards’ house style with the soft approachability typical of the Paso Robles region.
The 2015 Bishop’s Peak Cabernet Sauvignon is deep carmine in color. Expressive aromas of plum and pepper are bolstered by meaty notes of pork belly and smoked ribs. The palate displays beautiful, subdued tannins with notes of plum, raspberry, and root beer. Enjoy this wine with Santa Maria style barbeque or smoked brisket.
The 2015 vintage marked the fourth year of the California drought. Weather during May flowering was unsettled which led to poor pollination and reduced cluster weights. Harvest began early in the Paso Robles area and the low production—a result of both the ongoing drought and smaller clusters—yielded wines with dark color and concentrated flavors.
Bishop's Peak Wines are handcrafted by Talley Vineyards to capture the unique diversity of the greater Central Coast region.
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Bishop's Peak wines are handcrafted by Talley Vineyards to capture the varietal and regional diversity of San Luis Obispo County. Bishop's Peak, an iconic local landmark, was chosen as the symbol for the brand, showcasing wines that are produced in small lots from vineyard sites in the Arroyo Grande Valley, Edna Valley, and Paso Robles Viticultural Areas as well as the Nipomo area south of Arroyo Grande. Some of these sites are owned by the Talley family while others are owned by growers who share the family's commitment to quality. The wines balance production and quality to deliver exceptional value, while maintaining the same attention to detail that is the hallmark of Talley Vineyards.