Ranchita, San Ardo, and Hazel Talley Vineyards
Sept. 17-Oct 8, 2009
American and French Oak
2009 Bishop's Peak Elevation Red
This wine is no longer available.
Deep ruby in color, this proprietary blend has a bouquet of olallieberry, raspberry and slate with notes of anise and graham cracker. The mid palate is full bodied with layers of smoky oak and black fruit. The wine’s firm structure and balanced finish make it the perfect complement to grilled meats.
Though the 2009 growing season was dry, with just over 12 inches of rain, it was very temperate and ideal for grape growing. The summer mornings were foggy, followed by cool afternoons with daily high temperatures in the mid 70s. The crop was the largest since 2005. An unusually long heat spell started on Labor Day, initiating a fast and furious harvest. The quality of the fruit was exceptional with concentrated, intense flavors and balanced acidity.
50% Cabernet Sauvignon from Ranchita and San Ardo Vineyards, 25% Merlot and 25% Petit Verdot from Hazel Talley Vineyard
(Jun 3, 2012 at 1:49 PM)
Brought this wine back from CA. It was delicious! Wish I had brought back more!