Bishop's Peak Chardonnay 2016
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"raised in a combination of stainless steel tanks and neutral French oak barrels) Limpid yellow. Fresh pear, melon, orange zest and a hint of chamomile on the nose; a subtle hint of leesiness emerges slowly. Juicy and round on the palate, offering ripe citrus and orchard fruit flavors accented by a smoky nuance. Silky and focused on the finish, which shows good lift, spicy cut, and very good, floral-driven persistence. -- Josh Raynolds"

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Item ID: #28953
Size: 750mL (wine)
Closure: Cork

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Vinous Media 90
"raised in a combination of stainless steel tanks and neutral French oak barrels) Limpid yellow. Fresh pear, melon, orange zest and a hint of chamomile on the nose; a subtle hint of leesiness emerges slowly. Juicy and round on the palate, offering ripe citrus and orchard fruit flavors accented by a smoky nuance. Silky and focused on the finish, which shows good lift, spicy cut, and very good, floral-driven persistence. -- Josh Raynolds"

The Wine
" Beautiful pale straw in hue, the 2015 vintage of Bishop's Peak Chardonnay reveals lush aromas of white peach, kiwi, and a hint of apricot skin. Soft and juicy on the palate with notes of orange, pineapple, and pear, this well-balanced chardonnay culminates in a long, supple finish. Try pairing it with fresh scallops or pan seared sea bass.

Yields in 2016 in Coastal San Luis Obispo County were the lowest since 2011 due to inclement spring weather which caused poor fruit set, as well as the effects of the ongoing drought. Warm and dry summer conditions coupled with the small yield, resulted in an early harvest which was completed in our estate vineyards on September 22, 2016. Ideal growing conditions during the late spring and summer resulted in little mildew and botrytis pressure, which can be a challenge in our cool coastal region. The wines produced in 2015 will be similar to those produced in the immediately preceding vintages of 2013 and 2014, emphasizing harmony and balanced acidity, though with more concentration due to the low yields. " ~ Winery notes

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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.

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