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2011 Bishop’s Peak Chardonnay
Wine Specs
Edna Valley
Stainless Steel & Neutral Oak Barrels
Bottling Date
April, 2012
Stephen Tanzer's

2011 Bishop’s Peak Chardonnay

The fresh fruit theme continues on the palate with fresh flavors of pear and pineapple.
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This chardonnay has a refreshing bouquet of green apple, guava, citrus zest and white flowers.   The fresh fruit theme continues on the palate with bright flavors of pear and pineapple.  This clean, crisp chardonnay makes a nice aperitif and pairs well with light seafood dishes, especially shellfish.

Wine Profile
89 Points. Stephen Tanzer, Nov/Dec 2012. Green-tinged yellow. Bright, high-pitched romas and flavors of Meyer lemon and green apple. Gains depth with air, picking up peach pit and melon nuances and finishing smooth and clinging. Talley told me that this wine was essentially the young vines from Oliver's Vineyard, with the malo blocked.
Vineyard Notes
2011 was an El Nino year which resulted in above average rainfall in Southern San Luis Obispo County. Though we were spared the late spring frost that affected other areas, fruit set was reduced by wet spring conditions and yields were about 30% below average. One of the coolest summers on record resulted in long hang time and grapes with high natural acidity. The resulting wines balance refreshing acidity with concentrated flavors due to the low yields.
Winemaker Notes
No maololactic fermentation
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