Best Case 
Scenario 
Grand Cru #30
 
2010 Bishop's Peak Pinot Noir 

2010 Bishop's Peak Chardonnay  
 
          
$125 for 6 bottles of each (12 total)
$234 value



 
ORIGIN
Central Coast, California   
BOTTLE PRICE
BCSGC: $10.41
Original: $16 - $22  
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Best Case Scenario Grand Cru #31
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IMPORTANT SHIPPING INFORMATON:  you may choose to pick up your order in our West Roxbury store or have it shipped. Blanchards ships wine via Federal Express within Massachusetts only. Please note that our online shipping calculator will not accurately estimate shipping charges for the Best Case Scenario, but instead calculates charges based on one bottle. The special flat-rate charge for shipping each 12-bottle Best Case Scenario by Ground Home Delivery to any MA address is $36.99. For Ground Home Evening Delivery, the cost is $42.99. (The cost to ship a 6-bottle case is $30.99 for Ground Home and $37.99 for Ground Evening.)

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Second Label, First Quality
Talley Vineyards has long been known for graceful, Burgundy-style Chardonnay and Pinot Noir produced from six different estate vineyards in California's Central Coast area.  Since 2001, Talley has also released a value-priced line of wine under the Bishop's Peak label.  "Please, don't call it our second label," pleads Brian Talley, son of the winery's founder Don Talley and current proprietor of the estate.  "That infers second class, and that's not what we're doing with this brand."
    Grapes for Talley's "grower's label," as he refers to it, are sourced entirely from local growers on the eponymous ancient volcano that towers above San Luis Opisbo.  "Bishop's Peak wines are made to be enjoyed immediately," says Talley.  "They are the house wines of the Talley household."
    While not as expensive or quite as highly rated as Talley's estate wiones,  Bishop's Peak offerings have received high praise from wine critics and consumers alike.  Both the 2010 Chardonnay and the 2010 Pinot Noir garnered scores in the high 80s from three of the top wine publications.  They were praised for their finesse, balance and extraordinary quality-to-price ratio.
     We've further enhanced the QPR of these wines by packaging them together as Best Case Scenario #30 and slashing the price by almost half.  For just $125 you get six bottles of each wine!  Or, if you'd prefer to purchase just the Pinot Noir (we had a bit more of it than the Chardonnay), there's Best Case Scenario #31, which consists of 12 bottles of Pinot Noir for only $155.
     These classically-styled wines were already a value on release.  We've made them a spectacular deal.  But the deal won't last for long. Order now to avoid disappointment.


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Reviews and Press

Pinot Noir
Vivid red.  Fresh red berries and spices on the fragrant nose.  Juicy and precise, with good depth to its strawberry and raspberry flavors. Shows very good intensity on the finish, which is tight, linear and nicely persistent.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar / 89 Points

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.
Wine Enthusiast / 89 Points

The Bishop's Peak 2010 Pinot Noir is a big, juicy wine with surprising weight for a wine in its category. This racy, extroverted Pinot boasts serious depth and richness. Even better, it is a fabulous value. The fruit (100% destemmed) was sourced from vineyards in Nipomo, Edna Valley and San Luis Obispo. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2015.
Robert Parker's Wine Enthusiast / 88 Points

Chardonnay
Pale yellow.  Fresh pear and herbs on the nose, with a floral nuance gaining strength with air.  Vibrant, focused orchard fruit flavors are given a firm edge by notes of talc and lemon pith and gain spiciness with air.  The floral note carries through to the clean, nervy, persistent finish. This delivers serious bang for the buck.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar / 89 Points

With just a bit of oak adding a note of buttered toast, this bone-dry, high-acid Chardonnay tantalizes with savory citrus fruit enriched with pear and honeysuckle. From Talley, and made from their vineyards in the Edna and Arroyo Grande valleys. Good price for a Chardonnay this elegant.
Wine Enthusiast / 88 Points

The Bishop's Peak 2010 Chardonnay, from young vines in Oliver's, is a gorgeous wine that shows the crisper, brighter side of Chardonnay. Zesty, floral notes round out the finish. The blocked malo style is highly appealing. If there is a better California Chardonnay for the money, I would like to know about it. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2014.
Robert Parker's Wine Enthusiast / 87 Points
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