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#1 Post by Joe B »

There seems to be a lot of love for Bedrock wine on this board that i figured we could probably start a thread devoted to which one you opened tonight, any night, this night.

Tonight i have the 2011 Bedrock Pagani Ranch Heritage.


And it is rocking. If you have one of these i highly encourage you to pop it. Unfortuntly, it is my last of three bottles.
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Enjoying the 2013 Bedrock North Coast Syrah. Best Syrah for the price around. Some on CT seem to think its a bit tight, but I find it to be singing quite nicely. Dark fruits and a nice lift from the stems.

The love for Bedrock is much deserved.

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#3 Post by scott davis »

PSA: Zachys has the 2013 Old Vine Zin for $23
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#4 Post by Greg Smith »

Finally had the Vino Bambino PN last night. Decanted for 2 hours and was surprised at the flavors. Very light both in color and taste but enjoyable.

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#5 Post by JYoung »

We decided to re-try the 2013 Abrente Albarino tonight, in preparation for next week. We usually load up big time on it for the summer, as both my wife and I have loved it in the past. However, last summer we remember not liking it quite as much... it seemed to be missing some of the mineral/acid that we love.

Tonight, however, our bottle was spot-on. Nice acid throughout, citrus and some slight hints of tropical fruits (but not too much), then honey/peach/apricot on the mid-palate, finishing with well-defined flavors of rain-drenched slate. Maybe this vintage just needed a bit more time to hit the notes we like (as is the case with most of the Bedrocks!).

And here I thought I might get to reallocate some of our budget to more of the roses, which I like even better...
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#6 Post by Steve Anderson »

Rarely drink the same producer back to back, but opened a 2010 Pagani Ranch Heirloom last weekend, and a 2010 Monte Rosso Zin on Tuesday, with the last glass tonight. Both were outstanding and drank well over three nights. Unfortunately my last bottle of both wines. Bedrock is by far my largest cellar holding and I will be happily adding a few more next week.

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#7 Post by Jeff Br@ziun@s »

2013 Compagni Portis last night. Although it went amazingly well with an aromatic chicken & rice dish, I did find the very ripe gewürztraminer component a bit much. I preferred the 2012 Carlisle version. I'm not sure if this is more a function of vintage or winemaker. I have a couple 2013 Carlisle on order to find out!

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2010 Pagani Ranch Heirloom. Wowzaa!

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2011 bedrock heritage. Deeeeeelicious.
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#10 Post by Chris Presutti »

2009 Bedrock Wine Co. Sémillon Lachryma Montis, Botrytized Old Vine Monte Rosso Vineyard. Very, very nice.

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2013 Bedrock Carlisle.

Yummy.
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#12 Post by Kyle Schlachter »

2011 Hudson Vineyards T 'n' S Syrah
Dark as night. Scintillating aromatics. Smoked bacon, black olives, blackberry compote, dark chocolate, loads of flowers. Moderate tannins. Soft (fresh) on the palate, but still carrying a big stick.

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#13 Post by P. D e r d e y n »

2nd night of a '13 NC Syrah, each bottle I open is better than the last and previously I thought there was no way the '12 could possibly be topped. A full case of these suckers and already only a few left, insane QPR.
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2013 Compagni Portis. Very interesting white wine. Very crisp acidity to balance the smooth mouthfeel. Noticed other tasting notes mentioning the wine bursting with citrus, which my wife and I didn't find. Very light floral/lychee scent with rose and orange blossom on the palate.

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2013 Old Vines

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2012 Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Old Vine

had this once and didn't truly understand it as it was our 3rd bottle shared with 4 people, now on it's own without a meal (how I usually like it) ... bought one more to try again.
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#17 Post by RickieM »

Just curious, I got on their mailing list last year and have placed orders for the last two releases (and plan to order from the current release). I know the offer is available on the site for a limited time, but after that can you still order more by request or do you have to find a retail outlet to make additional purchases?
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2012 Sodini Vineyard Zin
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#19 Post by jeffruggels »

Rickie -

i think in general there is the one window - not a retail store front. That said, if you really wanted some more of something i would shoot them a note to see if they happen to have any additional available. Worst case, they can probably point you in the right direction in terms of retail.

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#20 Post by John Fagan »

I will be starting a stay-cation in Stowe, Vermont later this week. My brother-in-law is joining us and he is an enthusiastic wine geek. Got a bunch of stuff stood up including some Bedrock:
2000 Vino Bambino
2010 Kick Ranch SB
2009 Hudson Pleine de Chene

Hope to post some notes next week.
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#21 Post by P. D e r d e y n »

Night 2 of a 2013 Dolinsek. I find this to be the most backwards of the Heritage blends, still predominantly zin but doesn't have the same profile and doesn't show quite like the other blends do. I perceive the acidity in this one to be a little higher and the fruit doesn't quite show the brightness needed to balance that out. I really like all of the Heritage wines, but for vintage 2013 I think I would rank this one at the bottom.
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P. D e r d e y n wrote:Night 2 of a 2013 Dolinsek. I find this to be the most backwards of the Heritage blends, still predominantly zin but doesn't have the same profile and doesn't show quite like the other blends do. I perceive the acidity in this one to be a little higher and the fruit doesn't quite show the brightness needed to balance that out. I really like all of the Heritage wines, but for vintage 2013 I think I would rank this one at the bottom.
I drank some the '09 Dolinseks shortly after release. Unmemorable. I fortunately saved two of them and had one just a month or so ago. Dramatically different wine. Time, give them time.

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#23 Post by Ethan Abraham »

Night 2 of a 2011 Evangelho.
I cannot believe I forgot the cardinal rule of Bedrock: Always better the second night.
Suffice to say, true this time. A little viscous and sweet on night 1, much more balanced, good acid, nice, fruit, etc, tonight.

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2012 OV Zin on Monday. It was singing, really in a great spot.

Last night was a 2011 Sémillon Lachryma Montis, delicious and one I would opt to drink now through the next few years.
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2013 Bedrock Wine Co. Heritage Wine Evangelho Vineyard

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#26 Post by mattbillet »

I have been on this list for years and still own 95% of all of the Reds I have purchased!

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mattbillet wrote:I have been on this list for years and still own 95% of all of the Reds I have purchased!
Then please tell us which Bedrock wines you are not opening tonight. TIA
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#28 Post by Glenn L e v i n e »

Had 12 OV Zin for lunch, medicinal purposes as I have some killa headcold/virus. Still a ten.
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#30 Post by P. D e r d e y n »

2013 Pagani. Do not open one of these. All structure and tannin even on day 2. Don't do it.
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Ha ha. Some people think all Bedrock requires five or more years. Just not true.

Open em up folks.
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#32 Post by M. Dildine »

The '12 Papera. Fantastic.
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#33 Post by jflegler »

12 Sodini last night. Excellent. might be tad better with some age but soooo good now.
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#34 Post by Daniel H »

I tasted the 2013 Ridge Hooker Creek Zinfandel several hours ago - is that the kind of Bedrock that you were thinking of? I was disappointed to see that it was 96% Zin, because I prefer mixed blacks. It was a tasty rich spicy blend, well balanced, with a clear american oak dill signature, but lacked the structure of the 2013 Ridge Geyserville.
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#35 Post by peyton everett »

12 North Coast Syrah. I'm not sure what the release price was but for the $18 I paid from a fellow WB'er I don't think there is a better value in Cali syrah. If there is please let me know!
  • 2012 Bedrock Wine Co. Syrah North Coast - USA, California, North Coast (3/14/2015)
    Dark berries, florals, olive brine nose, with some woody hints popping through. On the palate there is ripe blackberry, pepper, smoky charcoal, capped off with an earthy, berry finish. Medium body, drying tannin and enough acidity to keep the sweet fruit from becoming overwhelming. (89 pts.)
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#36 Post by Michael Martin »

Opened and decanting a 2008 Red Wine #2 right now.The cork didn't have Bedrock stamped on the side. First time I can remember that. Things that make you go hmmm.

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#37 Post by Bob Sherwood »

Kick Ranch Sauvignon Blanc with a shrimp fettuccine dish.
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2009 Hudson Syrah, after a little bit of air to clear out the sulfur nose, it opened up and was a very easy drink.

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#39 Post by E. Mark Larson »

Just put a bottle of the 2013 Compagni Portis in the fridge to have with grilled Ahi, tonight.

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#40 Post by Dusty Gillson »

Is it a total waste to drink the Bedrock Syrahs from 2011 and 2012 now? Specifically I have just a couple of bottles of the Griffin's Lair and the T'n'S. I've never had them, so I don't know what to expect. Historically, I've been hit or miss on young syrahs from California.
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Dusty Gillson wrote:Is it a total waste to drink the Bedrock Syrahs from 2011 and 2012 now? Specifically I have just a couple of bottles of the Griffin's Lair and the T'n'S. I've never had them, so I don't know what to expect. Historically, I've been hit or miss on young syrahs from California.
I had an '11 T 'n' S about 6 months ago. Here's what I wrote:
Smoke, tar, pepper, meat, dark fruits, kirsch. Surprisingly smooth from pop and pour.

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Dusty Gillson wrote:Is it a total waste to drink the Bedrock Syrahs from 2011 and 2012 now? Specifically I have just a couple of bottles of the Griffin's Lair and the T'n'S. I've never had them, so I don't know what to expect. Historically, I've been hit or miss on young syrahs from California.
Dusty - If you have a couple bottles of each, don't worry about opening one to try now. Since you've never had them, you will get an idea of the style even if the wines aren't in their ideal drinking window. I would open one and decant and follow over the course of an evening, as it will most likely open up a bit and change with some air. And please let us know!

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#43 Post by Steve Gautier »

E. Mark Larson wrote:Just put a bottle of the 2013 Compagni Portis in the fridge to have with grilled Ahi, tonight.
My memory is liking previous vintages closer to cellar temp than fridge temp.
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jflegler wrote:12 Sodini last night. Excellent. might be tad better with some age but soooo good now.
Had this last night and thought it was really nice. Quite ripe and lots of fruit. Structure mostly provided by balanced acidity, but with underlying, fruit-shrouded tannins. Agree this could age fine, but personally, seemed of a style that's better for drinking now.

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Dusty Gillson wrote:Is it a total waste to drink the Bedrock Syrahs from 2011 and 2012 now? Specifically I have just a couple of bottles of the Griffin's Lair and the T'n'S. I've never had them, so I don't know what to expect. Historically, I've been hit or miss on young syrahs from California.
I wouldn't touch the Griffin's, although the 2012 had some Viognier and was supposed to be more approachable, it wasn't all that approachable when I last tasted it, probably a year ago. The T'n'S should be more approachable. A North Coast would be the best choice.
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2009 Bedrock Kick Ranch Syrah. This is the first of the 2 bottles I bought. I don't have enough experience with syrah to tell if this is fading or needs more time. Popped and poured about 15 minutes ago. The bottle indicates no stems, 37% new oak for 16 months and 5% Viognier. Quite dry for a CA syrah - I would have guessed Rhone with some age on it (not a big Rhone drinker). Enjoyable but somewhat limited. Dried out black fruits, a little cocoa with a bit of heat. It really screams out for some meat but I'm not hungry (still full from a St. P Day corned beef burger). I'd say drink 'em if you got 'em.

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#47 Post by Michael Martin »

2011 Saitone. Classic Zin. Big and juicy. Good to go with a 30 minute decant.

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#48 Post by Jörgen Lindström Carlvik »

2013 Bedrock Heritage. Great, great juice, even though I personally loved the 2012 even more.
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#49 Post by Greg Ballington »

Coravin some 2011 Syrah Exposition Two Weill Vineyard
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gballington wrote:Coravin some 2011 Syrah Exposition Two Weill Vineyard
Barely had time to rest, did it? haha
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