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2017 Bishop's Peak Chardonnay

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The goal with the Bishop's Peak Chardonnay is to produce wine that reflects the distinct aroma and flavor of cool climate chardonnay in the purest way possible.  Consequently no new oak barrels are used for fermentation or aging.  The 2017 vintage was produced entirely from Chardonnay grapes grown sustainably in coastal San Luis Obispo County, predominantly in stainless steel with some neutral French Oak barrels.
The 2017 vintage of Bishop's Peak Chardonnay offers bright aromas of lemon verbena, pear, mandarin, and a hint of crushed chalk.  The palate is lush, marked by bright acidity and energetic notes of green papaya, lemon zest, and honey dew.  Try pairing this refreshing Chardonnay with lemon asparagus risotto or grilled prawns.

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SKU: BP17CH
Wine Specs
Vintage
2017
Varietal
Chardonnay
Appellation
San Luis Obispo County
Harvest Date
August 31-September 28, 2017
Aging
sur lie in stainless steel and neutral French oak barrels
Fermentation
Whole cluster pressed and fermented with native yeasts in stainless steel and neutral barrels
Bottling Date
May 2018
Alcohol %
13.6
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
The goal with the Bishop's Peak Chardonnay is to produce wine that reflects the distinct aroma and flavor of cool climate chardonnay in the purest way possible. Consequently no new oak barrels are used for fermentation or aging. The 2017 vintage was produced entirely from Chardonnay grapes grown sustainably in coastal San Luis Obispo County, predominantly in stainless steel with some neutral French Oak barrels. The 2017 vintage of Bishop's Peak Chardonnay offers bright aromas of lemon verbena, pear, mandarin, and a hint of crushed chalk. The palate is lush, marked by bright acidity and energetic notes of green papaya, lemon zest, and honey dew. Try pairing this refreshing Chardonnay with lemon asparagus risotto or grilled prawns.
Vineyard Notes
In 2017, the five year drought officially ended when we received over 30 inches of rainfall in the Arroyo Grande Valley. Cool, wet conditions persisted into the spring which delayed growth and critical vineyard operations, including pruning, mowing, tillage and shoot thinning. Growth was vigorous, which resulted in very large vine canopies and the need for extensive leaf removal to reduce mildew and botrytis pressure, both of which are deleterious to quality. Yields in the vineyard were variable, with some blocks above average, but most below, leading to overall production that was slightly less than 2016, though better than the historic low of 2015. Due to uneven ripening, botrytis and an intense Labor Day heat wave, the wines of 2017 will reflect distinct complexity of aroma and flavor. Overall, it was a challenging season that will reward growers who worked hard to keep their fruit clean as well as winemakers who sorted extensively. Both techniques are standard practice at Talley Vineyards and we look forward to wines consistent with past vintages, though a bit more developed in their youth.
Customer Reviews
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Edward Brunette
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(Nov 29, 2018 at 4:48 PM)
On our way through Arroyo Grande we picked up our Talley Wine Club Fall shipment plus a case or two of extras. Now we are back at home. It's November in Seattle. And yes, it's raining, but just a bit. Maybe more of a mist thing -- which is fine because I'm indoors. I have a fresh Dover sole filet in the oven and I've just poured a few ounces of 2017 Bishop's Peak Chardonnay. I just let it sit there. A dish of Greek olives nearby. I sampled a few olives. I chopped fresh parsley. My wife Kathy is used to my wine rituals. She smiles and calls it my "wine foreplay". Whatever. My first sip is lovely. Lemony and fresh. Chardonnay, pure and simple. No oak distractions. The Dover sole was a perfect match. Salt, pepper, and parsley. The green Greek Olives were a good match as well. They had been marinating in Herbs de Provence, olive oil, and a bay leaf. Talley's Bishop's Peak Chardonnay is straight forward and basic. I love their single vineyard wines for sure, but for simple white fish Bishop's Peak is an excellent pairing.

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