This is a seriously good wine and how the parent company, Talley, sells it at this price is a miracle. Smells grandly Rhoniste, with a burst of white pepper, blackberry and leather. It doesn’t have the density of a supreme wine, but this great value showcases Central Coast Syrah.
An offshoot of the Talley winery, Bishop’s Peak wines typically represent fine value, and this Syrah is no exception. Charred meat, marinade and coffee mark the nose, while the flavors are on the meaty, savory side but feature just enough lush blackberry fruit to carry them. Ready to drink now.
Bishop’s Peak is a sort of second label for the esteemed Central Coast winery, Talley. This Cabernet is a great buy for under twenty bucks, showing ripe, flavorful blackberries, cherries and currants, with a completely dry finish and an extra layer of sophistication.
This is another fine Chardonnay from Talley, a great Central Coast producer. This is the second label, and for the price, you’ll get a terrific Chardonnay that’s creamy and rich in oranges, kiwi fruits and golden mangoes, but bright in acidity.
This is one of the best Pinots in a screw top you’ll find. It shows elegant qualities, housing fresh, young cherry, raspberry and oak flavors in a nice, silky texture. Production was 2,328 cases.
Searing acidity marks this wine, which tastes like it has a lot of Edna Valley fruit in the blend. It also shows bright, strong, long hangtime flavors of limes and pineapples. It’s actually quite a fine Chardonnay, dry and low in alcohol. A great value at this price.
Bishop’s Peak, which is the second label of Talley, has been turning out some of the best Pinot Noirs at this price point in California. Their 2010 is elegant and delicious, with savory cherry, persimmon and spice flavors. Drink it now.