Bishop's Peak Talley Pinot Noir San Luis Obispo County 2011
2011 was an El Nino year which resulted in above average rainfall in Southern San Luis Obispo County. Fruit set was reduced by wet spring conditions and yields were about 30% below average. One of the coolest summers on record resulted in long hang time and grapes with high natural acidity. The resulting wines balance refreshing acidity with concentrated flavors due to the low yields. This pinot noir balances fruity aromas of cherry and raspberry, with savory hints of earth and mineral. Medium bodied with flavors of dark fruit and spice box followed by a long, smooth finish. Enjoy with salmon or pork tenderloin. Barrel aged 10 months in 20% new French oak. Not yet reviewed; 2010 vintage rated 89 points by International Wine Cellar and Wine Enthusiast.