Bishop’s Peak Elevation 2015 | Your new weeknight red | A true crowd-pleaser
Wines like Bishop’s Peak Elevation 2015 are precisely why we love Paso Robles and California’s Central Coast so much. This is your new weeknight red: a wine to claim by the case and share with good friends. Deep crimson, with a nose of blackberry, savory herbs, and pepper, Elevation combines a sleek mouthfeel that makes it a true crowd-pleaser. A full-bodied red from California’s outstanding 2015 vintage. While racking up an impressive 92-point score from Vinous.
Bishop’s Peak Elevation 2015, unlike pricey Bordeaux and Napa blends, relies heavily on Petit Verdot. Hence giving the wine an incredibly sleek mouthfeel and inky color that’s impossible to replicate. This red offers remarkable quality for the price—the kind not often found in California these days.
Inky ruby. Dark berries, cherry liqueur, vanilla and clove on the deeply perfumed, sharply delineated nose. Broad and fleshy on the palate, offering oak-spiced bitter cherry and blackberry flavors that turn sweeter with air. Bishop’s Peak Elevation 2015 picks up a smoky quality on the back half and finishes impressively long. While spicy and smooth; harmonious tannins add shape and gentle grip.
Talley Family Vineyards | Bordeaux-style Masterpiece
The Talleys are a farming clan through and through. They have been working the land of San Luis Obispo County since 1948, and growing stellar Chardonnay and Pinot Noir on their own vineyards since the early 80s. For the Bordeaux varieties in Elevation, they looked north from their own Arroyo Grande Valley to Santa Margarita Ranch, the sprawling property that dates back to the 18th-century Franciscan missionaries.
Paso Robles Excellence
Gone are the days when Paso was just Paso. As the Central Coast region has risen in stature, connoisseurs have started paying much more attention to the details: the source vineyard for Elevation is a part of the Santa Margarita AVA, the southernmost sub-appellation in the larger Paso Robles AVA. Sitting just 14 miles from the ocean, the conditions at Santa Margarita result in the longest growing season in Paso, which allows the Petit Verdot, Merlot, Malbec, and Cabernet Franc in Elevation to ripen slowly. The dry 2015 season resulted in a concentrated harvest with small berry set, leading to wines of intensely rich color and robust flavors.
|WBOTD||Just the Good Stuff|
|Why add this wine to your Collection / Cellar?||92 Point Paso Robles Bordeaux-style Masterpiece | A True Crowd Pleaser | Your next weeknight red | This red offers remarkable quality for the price—the kind not often found in California these days.|
|Why now?||$34 at the winery | $24.99 buy 1-11 | Only $22 case price w/free ship on 6+|
|WBOTD Cellaring Worthiness Rating|
|Expert Ratings||92 Vinous | 4.3 Vivino|
|What is it?||Paso Robles CA Red Wine|
|What’s in it?||45% Petit Verdot, 25% Merlot, 23% Malbec, and 7% Cabernet Franc | ABV 13.8%|
|When to drink?||now thru 2024+|
|Pair with:||Red Meat, Poultry, Comfort Foods, Hard Cheese Winery: Enjoy this Bordeaux blend with steak fajitas or barbeque chicken pizza.|
|Drink with:||Friends & Family|
|Occasion||Weeknight Red | Perfect for larger gatherings with Red Wine Appreciative Friends|
|If you want to drink now...||Decant 30 Minutes|
|Recommended purchase Qty:||6+ Includes free shipping|