Arroyo Grande Valley, Nipomo & Edna Valley
August 31-September 21, 2009
20% new French Oak barrels
2009 Bishop’s Peak Pinot Noir
This wine is no longer available.
The 2009 Bishop’s Peak Pinot Noir offers aromas of strawberry, raspberry, and hints of anise. Red fruit flavors are predominant with cherry notes and a long, silky finish. Enjoy this wine paired with salmon or pork tenderloin.
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 featured foggy mornings 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.