2021 Talley Vineyards Pinot Noir 'Bishop's Peak'
San Luis Obispo County, California
Seriously one of the best Pinot values in California. 100% Pinot Noir, sourced from Arroyo Grande Valley (home of Talley's estate vineyards) and Edna Valley. Hand harvested, fermented with native yeasts, and aged for 10 months in French oak (28% new). This wine is bottled before the next harvest to preserve the charm and fresh red fruit flavors that distinguish the varietal. This vintage offers aromas of luscious cherry, toasted wheat bread, and chamomile, compliment the blueberry, candied raspberry, and chai flavors rounding to a condensed fruit finish.
Bishop’s Peak wines are handcrafted by Talley Vineyards (one of the most underappreciated producers of fine Chardonnay and Pinot Noir in California) to capture the varietal and regional diversity of San Luis Obispo County. Bishop’s Peak, an iconic local landmark, was chosen as the symbol for the brand, showcasing wines that are produced in small lots from vineyard sites in the Arroyo Grande Valley, Edna Valley, and Paso Robles Viticultural Areas as well as the Nipomo area south of Arroyo Grande. Some of these sites are owned by the Talley family while others are owned by growers who share the family’s commitment to quality. The wines balance production and quality to deliver exceptional value, while maintaining the same attention to detail that is the hallmark of Talley Vineyards.