The 2006 William Church Bishop’s Blend was the top vote getter in the first heat of 27 wines nominated for 2008 Reader Survey Wine of the Year (Note: As this wine is not yet released, I excluded it from the survey of finalists). I provided information about the other top vote getters. However, I was unable to provide detail on the Bishop’s Blend as this wine was not yet released. Since that post, I received information about the wine from Leslie Balsley, co-owner of William Church. I have included this information below.

The 2006 Bishops Blend will be released in March of 2009. Based on the positive response after its pouring at the St. Nicholas event weekend, this will be one to look for. This wine is currently available for order at the pre-release price of $18.

Please remember to vote for the finalists for the 2008 Reader Survey Wine of the Year if you have not already.

William Church Bishop’s Blend 2006 $18 (pre-release price)

50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 14% Malbec, 12% Petit Verdot, 8% Syrah and 2% Sangiovese. Aged 15 months in new and used oak.