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2018 Bishop Creek Chardonnay

2018 Bishop Creek Chardonnay
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93 Points Wine & Spirits “An older planting of mostly pinot noir in the rain shadow of the Coast Range, Bishop Creek has 2.5 acres of chardonnay, farmed organically, on sedimentary soils. It’s a generous wine, with high-toned lemon-lime scents deepening with air to something more wheaty and substantial, like pineapple. But the flavors remain tart and lively, with a kind of bakedlime rim of flavor suggesting richness and raciness at once. Energetic and lively, this is built to age.”

93 Points Wine Spectator “Steely yet rich and plush, with detailed apple and lime flavors that are accented by crushed stone and linger on the crisp, vibrant finish.”


The wine is still reserved aromatically, but shows a pale straw color in the glass and offers pear, pear skin, meyer lemon and wet stone on the nose. The palate is defined by minerality and a vibrant core of acidity. Some oak iimpact is still present in the wine, which contributes subtle flavors of vanilla and toast. Juicy pear and citrus persist through the lengthy finish. A young wine which will improve greatly with age. 


Harvested: September 20, 2018

Harvest Brix: 21.5

Alcohol: 13%

TA: 5.6g/L

pH: 3.2


20% New French Oak

Date bottled: February 5th, 2020

Cases made: 120