February Featured Wines – 2015 Lomas del Valle Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc & 2105 Lomas del Valle Quinteto Red Blend, Lower Casablanca Region, Chile

2015 Lomas del Valle, Valle de Casablanca Sauvignon Blanc, Lower Casablanca Region, Chile  $ 16

This wine is sourced from a single, cool climate vineyard in the lower Casablanca Valley, this site is less than fifteen miles from the Pacific Ocean. Optimum growing conditions with moderate temperatures allow for the slow ripening of the Sauvignon Blanc, ensuring bright aromas, good concentration, and crisp acidity. Aromas of fresh cut grapefruit, citrus, and lime zest are mirrored on the light-bodied but lively palate. Excellent balance between fruit notes and acidity, this is stylistically in the middle of a grassy New Zealand Sauvignon and the steel cut French version. Received 93 point from Wine & Spirits. Alcohol: 13%

 

2015 Lomas del Valle Quinteto Red Blend, Lower Casablanca Region, Chile $16

This red is a blend is 70% Cabernet Franc, 20% Syrah, 5% Malbec, 4% Merlot and 1% Pinot Noir. Each variety is separated, fermented and aged on the Loire style using stainless tanks. Aromas are of fresh fruits – blackcurrant and blackberry, violets and pepper. On the palate this blend is light and juicy, showing the typical cool climate that offers freshness.This is a bold and well balanced new world red wine that pairs well with game and red meat. Received 95 points from Decanter. Alcohol: 14.5%

 

Featured Wines in August – 2015 TerraNoble Chardonnay & 2012 TerraNoble Carmenere Gran Reserva, Maule Valley, Chile

TerraNoble Chardonnay

2015 TerraNoble Chardonnay, Maule Valley, Chile     $9

2015 TerraNoble Chardonnay is a wine with an attractive color and interesting aromas such as fine ripe pear and pineapple mixed with butter and vanilla notes. It is light and crisp with a fresh style. This Chardonnay is ideal as an aperitif or pair with crab cakes or fried chicken – perfect summer food. Alcohol: 13.2%

 

TerraNoble Gran REserve Carmenere

2011 TerraNoble Carmenere Gran Reserva, Maule Valley, Chile    $17

2012 TerraNoble Carmenere Gran Reserva is called “a superb combination of intense bouquet, deep color and delicious flavors” by the vintner. This is deep purple in color and shows ripe aromas of blackberry, plum, fig and dates. With a velvet feel on the palate it is a nice wine to pair with summer grilled steaks or lamb.

 

 

Wines of the Month – 2013 Santa Carolina Chardonnay & 2011 Santa Carolina Cabernet Sauvignon, Chile

Santa Carolina Chardonnay

2013 Santa Carolina Chardonnay Reserva, Casablanca Valley, Chile          $11

Santa Carolina Chardonnay Reserva has a bright gold/yellow color. It features an intense combination of fruity aromas of pear, figs, pineapple and bananas. On the palate, this fruity, fresh and well-balanced wine features ripe tropical fruit and a soft, mild buttery texture, with hints of vanilla and toffee. This wine is aged in oak but the effect is pleasant to make this a well-balanced, medium to full bodied wine. It is a great wine to serve with scallops, salmon, a seafood bisque or leftover turkey! Alcohol: 13.5%

 

Santa Carolina Cabernet Saauvignon

2011 Santa Carolina Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva, Valle del Maipo, Chile      $20

This Cabernet Sauvignon has a bright vivid ruby red color. It features ripe cherry and black currant with chocolate and pepper aromas, enhanced by sweet spices, vanilla and cinnamon notes. On the palate, this dry and full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon offers a perfect balance between fruit and oak, ripe and soft tannins and a lingering finish. Wine Enthusiast  gives this 91 and says “This Cabernet delivers a complete package at an incredibly attractive price. Aromas of mocha, graphite and vanilla play nicely with core berry scents. Baked berry, vanilla and pastry flavors settle softly, with mellow tannins. Drink through 2018.” This is a perfect smooth and supple wine for richly roasted beef and lamb. Alcohol: 14.5%

 

Wines of the Month – 2011 Cono Sur Vision Single Vineyard Vision Sauvignon Blanc & 2010 Cono Sur Vision Single Vineyard Pinot Noir

Featured Wines for March – 2011 Cono Sur Vision Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc & 2010 Cono Sur Vision Single Vineyard Pinot Noir, Colchauga Valley, Chile

 

Label of Bishop's Stock Featured Wine -  Cono Sur Vision Sauvignon BLanc 2011

2011 Cono Sur Vision Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc, Colchauga Valley, Chile $14

The strong Pacific Ocean influence and red clayish soils concur to foster this refreshing, crisp, pale yellow-green wine. In nose, very fine grapefruit, white flowers and citric hints combine with a perfect mineral character. It’s an expressive Sauvignon Blanc, with a mineral and slightly salty mouth, with great acidity and a lovely long finish.

 

Label of 2010 Cono Sur Vineyards Vision Pinot Noir featured at Bishop's Stock

 

2010 Cono Sur Vision Single Vineyard Pinot Noir, Colchauga Valley, Chile $14

Fresh, elegant and aromatically intense, this Pinot Noir from Colchagua Valley is dressed in a beautiful, bright ruby red colour. Fruit notes of cherry, ripe strawberry, and raspberry combine with hints of chocolate and cacao. In mouth it is silky, full, structured, and persistent, with fruity notes and soft tannins.