2011 Bishop’s Peak Riesling
This wine pairs well with spicy Asian fare and blue cheese.
Available only at our winery.
This wine is no longer available.
This riesling has delicious aromas of nectarine, mandarin, gardenia and vanillin. The palate has delicate, fresh flavors of citrus and white flowers that are balanced with a bright acidity that finish slightly sweet. This wine pairs well with spicy Asian fare and blue cheese.
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.