2013 Bishop's Peak Malbec
Beautiful red-violet in hue, the 2013 Bishop’s Peak Malbec displays aromas of cola and fennel. This medium-bodied wine is bursting with flavors of blackberry and plum. The mid-palate is soft and approachable and leads to a dry finish. Try pairing this malbec with a Manchego cheese plate or barbecue spare ribs.
Santa Margarita Vineyard
October 31, 2013
20 months in American and French oak barrels, 30% new
Stainless steel fermented with native yeast
The 2013 vintage marked the second year of the California drought. Dry conditions in the spring at bloom time afforded excellent fruit set and these ideal growing conditions continued throughout the summer and fall. Harvest was earlier than normal in the greater Paso Robles region, though more typical for the cooler areas where the grapes for this wine were grown. 2013 has been referred to as a “blockbuster vintage” by respected growers, and this vintage of Bishop’s Peak Elevation is reflective of that quality.