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Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

#2251 Post by Rich Brown » October 12th, 2019, 6:01 pm

2014 OVZ

Damn good day 1.....and absolutely delicious day 2. Soaring perfume with red fruits, spice, and plenty of acidity. Honestly....has anyone else found a $19 bottle that drinks better than this?? Year in/out, a delicious wine and stunning value.

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#2252 Post by Andrew Demaree » October 12th, 2019, 6:49 pm

The ‘14 Old Vine Zin is showing really well at this point. For $19, it’s an insane value.

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#2253 Post by AlexS » October 13th, 2019, 7:48 am

Thx guys, 2014 OVZ now on the docket.
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#2254 Post by Albert R » October 13th, 2019, 8:28 am

The 14 & 16 OVZ are drinking good. The 15 needs time.
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#2255 Post by Glenn L e v i n e » October 13th, 2019, 8:32 am

10 Papa’s All Blacks is so delicious. I’m hiding my last two bottles.
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#2256 Post by Rich Brown » October 13th, 2019, 9:40 am

Glenn L e v i n e wrote:
October 13th, 2019, 8:32 am
10 Papa’s All Blacks is so delicious. I’m hiding my last two bottles.
Nice Glenn!! So you feel like these could age for a long time? Sons birth year and have been hoping theyll go the distance.

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#2257 Post by Rich Brown » October 13th, 2019, 9:40 am

Albert R wrote:
October 13th, 2019, 8:28 am
The 14 & 16 OVZ are drinking good. The 15 needs time.
Good feedback Albert. Noted on the 15's.

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#2258 Post by Glenn L e v i n e » October 13th, 2019, 10:13 am

Rich Brown wrote:
October 13th, 2019, 9:40 am
Glenn L e v i n e wrote:
October 13th, 2019, 8:32 am
10 Papa’s All Blacks is so delicious. I’m hiding my last two bottles.
Nice Glenn!! So you feel like these could age for a long time? Sons birth year and have been hoping theyll go the distance.
Next one I uncork will be his 18th I think.
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#2259 Post by Rich Brown » October 13th, 2019, 10:27 am

Glenn L e v i n e wrote:
October 13th, 2019, 10:13 am
Rich Brown wrote:
October 13th, 2019, 9:40 am
Glenn L e v i n e wrote:
October 13th, 2019, 8:32 am
10 Papa’s All Blacks is so delicious. I’m hiding my last two bottles.
Nice Glenn!! So you feel like these could age for a long time? Sons birth year and have been hoping theyll go the distance.
Next one I uncork will be his 18th I think.
Perfect. Know you're in the same boat with the 10 birthyear. Good stuff buddy.

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#2260 Post by Steve Gautier » October 13th, 2019, 10:31 am

Glenn L e v i n e wrote:
October 13th, 2019, 10:13 am
Rich Brown wrote:
October 13th, 2019, 9:40 am
Glenn L e v i n e wrote:
October 13th, 2019, 8:32 am
10 Papa’s All Blacks is so delicious. I’m hiding my last two bottles.
Nice Glenn!! So you feel like these could age for a long time? Sons birth year and have been hoping theyll go the distance.
Next one I uncork will be his 18th I think.
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#2261 Post by Glenn L e v i n e » October 13th, 2019, 1:33 pm

Yep.
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#2262 Post by Steve Gautier » October 13th, 2019, 1:47 pm

Glenn L e v i n e wrote:
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Yep.
Great to know. Thanks.
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#2263 Post by Sherri S h a p i r o » October 14th, 2019, 4:38 am

Just starting to dip my toes into the 2014's. Opened a '14 Nervo ranch heritage wine this weekend and it was great!

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#2264 Post by Rich Brown » October 14th, 2019, 9:15 am

Sherri S h a p i r o wrote:
October 14th, 2019, 4:38 am
Just starting to dip my toes into the 2014's. Opened a '14 Nervo ranch heritage wine this weekend and it was great!
Nice! Really happy to hear that Sherri, as the sole 13 Nervo I opened last year was, unfortunately, not good. Zero fruit, and just not pleasurable over 3 days. Glad to hear the 14s are better!

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#2265 Post by Sherri S h a p i r o » October 14th, 2019, 9:24 am

Rich Brown wrote:
October 14th, 2019, 9:15 am
Sherri S h a p i r o wrote:
October 14th, 2019, 4:38 am
Just starting to dip my toes into the 2014's. Opened a '14 Nervo ranch heritage wine this weekend and it was great!
Nice! Really happy to hear that Sherri, as the sole 13 Nervo I opened last year was, unfortunately, not good. Zero fruit, and just not pleasurable over 3 days. Glad to hear the 14s are better!
Hey Rich - I had the SAME experience with the 13 Nervo. The only other '14 I have had was the OVZ and I just wanted to check in on the 14's, 5 years past vintage, as that's usually when I have started enjoying my Bedrock stash. I checked CT and saw a few positive TN's, so I took a shot. To my taste, this bottle was ready to go.

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#2266 Post by Rich Brown » October 14th, 2019, 9:50 am

Sherri S h a p i r o wrote:
October 14th, 2019, 9:24 am
Rich Brown wrote:
October 14th, 2019, 9:15 am
Sherri S h a p i r o wrote:
October 14th, 2019, 4:38 am
Just starting to dip my toes into the 2014's. Opened a '14 Nervo ranch heritage wine this weekend and it was great!
Nice! Really happy to hear that Sherri, as the sole 13 Nervo I opened last year was, unfortunately, not good. Zero fruit, and just not pleasurable over 3 days. Glad to hear the 14s are better!
Hey Rich - I had the SAME experience with the 13 Nervo. The only other '14 I have had was the OVZ and I just wanted to check in on the 14's, 5 years past vintage, as that's usually when I have started enjoying my Bedrock stash. I checked CT and saw a few positive TN's, so I took a shot. To my taste, this bottle was ready to go.
Yep, that 13 Nervo was a super rare miss for sure. Really happy to hear the 14 is better!! Thanks for the note!

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#2267 Post by Mark Fister » October 14th, 2019, 6:39 pm

Opened the 2018 gewurztraminer from shipment last week. Had it with smoked pork chops, pan fried mushroom pierogies, and sauerkraut. Wonderful!
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#2268 Post by Chris H. » October 14th, 2019, 6:47 pm

Mark Fister wrote:
October 14th, 2019, 6:39 pm
Opened the 2018 gewurztraminer from shipment last week. Had it with smoked pork chops, pan fried mushroom pierogies, and sauerkraut. Wonderful!20191014_192027.jpg
Thanks for the note!!! I just received my shipment, and was tempted to open one! Since Old Hill Ranch is a new bottling, I decided to coravin a few glasses for dinner tonight. I decanted for a few hours before, and greatly enjoyed it. Yes, it's YOUNG--but so much promise. No notes, but I cannot wait for a while to open a bottle and give it a serious look.
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#2269 Post by Sh@n A » October 16th, 2019, 9:17 pm

Can anyone please recommend a top 2015 or 2016 Bedrock to get a sense of the style? I have picked up two Once and Future to try out as well (2016 Franks Block Teldeschi and 2015 Old Vine Bedrock). A local store has bedrock 2016 Monte Rosso for 80, 2015 limerick lane for 60. Not sure which wines are most comparable to the OaF, representative of style, or will drink better today. This would be my first Bedrock. Thanks in advance
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#2270 Post by Michael Martin » October 17th, 2019, 5:39 am

Sh@n A wrote:
October 16th, 2019, 9:17 pm
Can anyone please recommend a top 2015 or 2016 Bedrock to get a sense of the style? I have picked up two Once and Future to try out as well (2016 Franks Block Teldeschi and 2015 Old Vine Bedrock). A local store has bedrock 2016 Monte Rosso for 80, 2015 limerick lane for 60. Not sure which wines are most comparable to the OaF, representative of style, or will drink better today. This would be my first Bedrock. Thanks in advance
Hard question to answer. O&F is different from Bedrock and even within Bedrock, Morgan produces so many wines that are site specific.
MR’s are good, but usually are better with some age. Limerick never really captured my attention. If you can find a Bedrock Heritage with a few years on it, I would recommend that.

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#2271 Post by Sh@n A » October 17th, 2019, 7:52 am

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Hard question to answer. O&F is different from Bedrock and even within Bedrock, Morgan produces so many wines that are site specific.
MR’s are good, but usually are better with some age. Limerick never really captured my attention. If you can find a Bedrock Heritage with a few years on it, I would recommend that.
Thanks! May I ask how you see them being stylistically different? FWIW, I prefer wines that are less tart (if that steers you away or to any specific Bedrock bottle).
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#2272 Post by Michael Martin » October 17th, 2019, 8:57 am

Sh@n A wrote:
October 17th, 2019, 7:52 am
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October 17th, 2019, 5:39 am
Hard question to answer. O&F is different from Bedrock and even within Bedrock, Morgan produces so many wines that are site specific.
MR’s are good, but usually are better with some age. Limerick never really captured my attention. If you can find a Bedrock Heritage with a few years on it, I would recommend that.
Thanks! May I ask how you see them being stylistically different? FWIW, I prefer wines that are less tart (if that steers you away or to any specific Bedrock bottle).
Less tart? I take that as more fruit. Track down a Dolinsek, Weill a Way Mixed Blacks, Evangelho, Schmiedt Rd or even the low end Old Vine Zin. Those are all in my opinion more fruit driven.

O&F are balanced wines. The Mataro was pretty open young as was the Merlot, but the others I have had seem like agers. Good wines, just different than Bedrock.

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#2273 Post by AlexS » October 17th, 2019, 9:18 am

Sh@n A wrote:
October 16th, 2019, 9:17 pm
Can anyone please recommend a top 2015 or 2016 Bedrock to get a sense of the style? I have picked up two Once and Future to try out as well (2016 Franks Block Teldeschi and 2015 Old Vine Bedrock). A local store has bedrock 2016 Monte Rosso for 80, 2015 limerick lane for 60. Not sure which wines are most comparable to the OaF, representative of style, or will drink better today. This would be my first Bedrock. Thanks in advance
I had the 2015 OVZ last night, started off a bit tight but really opened up nicely after a good 30-45 minutes of air. Although I think it could use another 1-2 years sideways, was quite good and drank more on the pretty, elegant side (at least to me).
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#2274 Post by Albert R » October 17th, 2019, 5:53 pm

AlexS wrote:
October 17th, 2019, 9:18 am
Sh@n A wrote:
October 16th, 2019, 9:17 pm
Can anyone please recommend a top 2015 or 2016 Bedrock to get a sense of the style? I have picked up two Once and Future to try out as well (2016 Franks Block Teldeschi and 2015 Old Vine Bedrock). A local store has bedrock 2016 Monte Rosso for 80, 2015 limerick lane for 60. Not sure which wines are most comparable to the OaF, representative of style, or will drink better today. This would be my first Bedrock. Thanks in advance
I had the 2015 OVZ last night, started off a bit tight but really opened up nicely after a good 30-45 minutes of air. Although I think it could use another 1-2 years sideways, was quite good and drank more on the pretty, elegant side (at least to me).
Thank you for the note Alex. I had the 15 about a month ago and it was tight for a few hours. I mistakenly opened a 16 two weeks prior to the 15 and it was much more approachable. If you liked the 15, check in on a 16 I believe you will be pleasantly surprised.
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#2275 Post by Albert R » October 17th, 2019, 5:58 pm

Michael Martin wrote:
October 17th, 2019, 5:39 am
Sh@n A wrote:
October 16th, 2019, 9:17 pm
Can anyone please recommend a top 2015 or 2016 Bedrock to get a sense of the style? I have picked up two Once and Future to try out as well (2016 Franks Block Teldeschi and 2015 Old Vine Bedrock). A local store has bedrock 2016 Monte Rosso for 80, 2015 limerick lane for 60. Not sure which wines are most comparable to the OaF, representative of style, or will drink better today. This would be my first Bedrock. Thanks in advance
Hard question to answer. O&F is different from Bedrock and even within Bedrock, Morgan produces so many wines that are site specific.
MR’sa are good, but usually are better with some age. Limerick never really captured my attention. If you can find a Bedrock Heritage with a few years on it, I would recommend that.
+1. I agree 100% Michael.
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#2276 Post by K. Steward » October 17th, 2019, 7:13 pm

Albert R wrote:
October 17th, 2019, 5:53 pm
AlexS wrote:
October 17th, 2019, 9:18 am
Sh@n A wrote:
October 16th, 2019, 9:17 pm
Can anyone please recommend a top 2015 or 2016 Bedrock to get a sense of the style? I have picked up two Once and Future to try out as well (2016 Franks Block Teldeschi and 2015 Old Vine Bedrock). A local store has bedrock 2016 Monte Rosso for 80, 2015 limerick lane for 60. Not sure which wines are most comparable to the OaF, representative of style, or will drink better today. This would be my first Bedrock. Thanks in advance
I had the 2015 OVZ last night, started off a bit tight but really opened up nicely after a good 30-45 minutes of air. Although I think it could use another 1-2 years sideways, was quite good and drank more on the pretty, elegant side (at least to me).
Thank you for the note Alex. I had the 15 about a month ago and it was tight for a few hours. I mistakenly opened a 16 two weeks prior to the 15 and it was much more approachable. If you liked the 15, check in on a 16 I believe you will be pleasantly surprised.
I completely agree about the 16 OVZ. Opened the first of my few bottles a couple of weeks ago and it was awesome. Great acidity, plenty of nice fruit. I was surprised at how open it was on the first night, usually takes 2-3 days for young OVZ to show their stuff. My favorite vintage of this bottling since the 2012 and maybe ever.
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#2277 Post by Sh@n A » October 17th, 2019, 8:07 pm

Thanks. Picked up a 2012 Monte Rosso and a 2016 Dolinsek.
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#2278 Post by Michael Martin » October 17th, 2019, 8:09 pm

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Thanks. Picked up a 2012 Monte Rosso and a 2016 Dolinsek.
Nice choices.

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#2279 Post by AD Northup » October 19th, 2019, 8:25 pm

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#2280 Post by Vince T » October 19th, 2019, 10:22 pm

Fall '18 arrived today, so I decided to pop a OVZ to get a feel for the vintage. In short... flirtysmile
  • 2018 Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Old Vine - USA, California (10/19/2019)
    Nose is vibrant, showing lush blackberry jam, a hint of incense, and clods of freshly turned earth. On the palate, it’s surprisingly savory and grippy (what’s the stem inclusion here?), providing good structure for the copious blackberry jam that gives a fleeting impression of sweetness but is quite dry, with zingy acid and supporting elements of orange peel, ash, black licorice, and fennel seed. Quite plush and round, with a long finish. Clearly needs some time to shed some baby fat, but there’s an underlying tension and snap that demands one sit up and take notice. Easily one of the best young OVZs I’ve had from Bedrock and a killer value. (92 pts.)
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#2281 Post by Steve Gautier » October 20th, 2019, 1:42 pm

  • 2011 Bedrock Wine Co. Syrah Griffin's Lair - USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast (10/19/2019)
    PnP and drank out of blue solo cup at a tailgate. This has added a good deal of depth since the last time I had it in 2015. Dark black and red fruit with some meaty characteristics. My guess is this would show even better with proper stemware. Seems to have plenty of life left in it. []
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#2282 Post by Glenn L e v i n e » October 25th, 2019, 8:14 pm

12 Papera over two nights was just glorious. I may drink more prestigious wines but none more enjoyable. Seamless and beautiful, full of fruit but not modern at all. A combination, better perhaps a marriage, of Carignane & Zinfandel; I just hope more of my 12 Bedrock SV wines show like this.
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#2283 Post by joeduncan » October 25th, 2019, 8:20 pm

'14 Evangelho. Still drinking young with firm tannins and acidity. Pretty raspberry and licorice.

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#2284 Post by Andrew Demaree » October 25th, 2019, 8:57 pm

Glenn L e v i n e wrote:
October 25th, 2019, 8:14 pm
12 Papera over two nights was just glorious. I may drink more prestigious wines but none more enjoyable. Seamless and beautiful, full of fruit but not modern at all. A combination, better perhaps a marriage, of Carignane & Zinfandel; I just hope more of my 12 Bedrock SV wines show like this.
That Papera is a beauty. So are the ‘12 Sodini and ‘12 Monte Rosso, if you happen to be holding either of those.

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#2285 Post by Rich Brown » October 25th, 2019, 10:43 pm

Bedrock Unicorn Alert! 2011 Monte Rosso Vineyard Lachryma Montis, Botrytized Old Vine Semillon.

Quick work trip to Chicago so I was able to grab dinner with my man Andrew Johnstone who was kind enough to bring this beauty. Absolutley stunning. When the wine enters your mouth you get an explosion of peach and apricots, to the point where you fully expect the wine to turn out heavy and overly sweet....but then it somehow lightly tiptoes across your tongue and delicately dances across your palate ending with a long, beautiful finish. Incredible wine and easily the best domestic dessert wine I've ever had. Thanks Andrew!

And Morgan/Chris.....PLEASE tell me you might be able to make this wine again!!

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#2286 Post by amjohnstone » October 26th, 2019, 5:49 am

Rich Brown wrote:
October 25th, 2019, 10:43 pm
Bedrock Unicorn Alert! 2011 Monte Rosso Vineyard Lachryma Montis, Botrytized Old Vine Semillon.

Quick work trip to Chicago so I was able to grab dinner with my man Andrew Johnstone who was kind enough to bring this beauty. Absolutley stunning. When the wine enters your mouth you get an explosion of peach and apricots, to the point where you fully expect the wine to turn out heavy and overly sweet....but then it somehow lightly tiptoes across your tongue and delicately dances across your palate ending with a long, beautiful finish. Incredible wine and easily the best domestic dessert wine I've ever had. Thanks Andrew!

And Morgan/Chris.....PLEASE tell me you might be able to make this wine again!!
Fantastic note. I'll just add that unlike almost every other dessert wine I've had, the Bedrock Semillon was so light on the approach, it was almost ethereal. And yet the intensity seemed to build in your mouth so that the finish was like a wave crashing on tropical beach. One of the greatest dessert wines I've had, regardless the source.
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#2287 Post by AlexS » October 26th, 2019, 7:03 am

Glenn, thx for the 2012 Papera update, sounds delicious. Was thinking about grabbing one, probably going to now for dinner tomorrow.

Rich/Andrew, just awesomeness -- any idea on a drinking window?? I've got one left, previous bottle from 4-5 years ago seemed like it needed a little more time but not a ton.
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#2288 Post by Rich Brown » October 26th, 2019, 8:10 am

amjohnstone wrote:
October 26th, 2019, 5:49 am
Rich Brown wrote:
October 25th, 2019, 10:43 pm
Bedrock Unicorn Alert! 2011 Monte Rosso Vineyard Lachryma Montis, Botrytized Old Vine Semillon.

Quick work trip to Chicago so I was able to grab dinner with my man Andrew Johnstone who was kind enough to bring this beauty. Absolutley stunning. When the wine enters your mouth you get an explosion of peach and apricots, to the point where you fully expect the wine to turn out heavy and overly sweet....but then it somehow lightly tiptoes across your tongue and delicately dances across your palate ending with a long, beautiful finish. Incredible wine and easily the best domestic dessert wine I've ever had. Thanks Andrew!

And Morgan/Chris.....PLEASE tell me you might be able to make this wine again!!
Fantastic note. I'll just add that unlike almost every other dessert wine I've had, the Bedrock Semillon was so light on the approach, it was almost ethereal. And yet the intensity seemed to build in your mouth so that the finish was like a wave crashing on tropical beach. One of the greatest dessert wines I've had, regardless the source.
So true buddy! Just an awesome, awesome wine - cant thank you enough for bringing it!

And amazing choice on the restaurant as well. S.K.Y restaurant. Food was so good, and still cant believe they brought us 5 desserts for the 2 of us. Highly recommended

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#2289 Post by Rich Brown » October 26th, 2019, 8:25 am

AlexS wrote:
October 26th, 2019, 7:03 am
Glenn, thx for the 2012 Papera update, sounds delicious. Was thinking about grabbing one, probably going to now for dinner tomorrow.

Rich/Andrew, just awesomeness -- any idea on a drinking window?? I've got one left, previous bottle from 4-5 years ago seemed like it needed a little more time but not a ton.
I'll let Andrew weigh in as well, but I'd say this has a long life ahead of it.....but it's seriously good now, which makes it a really tough call. I loved how it was light/airy but still full of bright fruit which makes me think it wouldnt be a horrible idea to drink it within the next 5 years.....but then again.....it might be even better down the road.

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Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

#2290 Post by amjohnstone » October 26th, 2019, 9:34 am

AlexS wrote:
October 26th, 2019, 7:03 am
Glenn, thx for the 2012 Papera update, sounds delicious. Was thinking about grabbing one, probably going to now for dinner tomorrow.

Rich/Andrew, just awesomeness -- any idea on a drinking window?? I've got one left, previous bottle from 4-5 years ago seemed like it needed a little more time but not a ton.
Agree with Rich. It's drinking really, really well now, but I don't see this falling off a cliff any time soon. I'd say it easily has at least 5-7 years before any sort of gradual decline sets in.
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Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

#2291 Post by Steve Gautier » October 29th, 2019, 4:50 pm

  • 2012 Bedrock Wine Co. Mixed Blacks Weill a Way Vineyard - USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Valley (10/29/2019)
    PnP. Wow. This wine, which has great acidity, starts with bright red fruit which evolves into layers of red fruit and earthiness with a hint of spice. On the finish, the fruit turns darker with an intriguing tannic grip. My drink by date of 2020 seems very conservative.
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Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

#2292 Post by Glenn L e v i n e » November 1st, 2019, 9:39 pm

Had a 14 North Coast Syrah over two nights and it hit me wrong night #1 and was not good on second night.

I liked the finish the first night but the attack was quiet and a touch bitter. I can’t specifically recall having the 14 before but I imagine I’ve had one in the past.
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Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

#2293 Post by joeduncan » November 2nd, 2019, 8:08 am

Popped an '18 OVZ. Great acidity, pretty strawberry and cherry nose and palate with a mild tannic finish to back it up. Really enjoyable already

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Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

#2294 Post by Dale McClaran » November 2nd, 2019, 10:29 am

joeduncan wrote:
November 2nd, 2019, 8:08 am
Popped an '18 OVZ. Great acidity, pretty strawberry and cherry nose and palate with a mild tannic finish to back it up. Really enjoyable already
Lots of praise on CT on how well this is drinking in the early going. I drink all OVZ OVS young, more for storage reasons than anything.
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Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

#2295 Post by Mattstolz » November 2nd, 2019, 10:33 am

anyone happen to have any deeper insight into this next offering past what was in the Save the Date email?

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Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

#2296 Post by Glenn L e v i n e » November 2nd, 2019, 12:25 pm

Deeper insight into my Visa is what's gonna happen.
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Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

#2297 Post by YLee » November 5th, 2019, 4:47 am

How long should I decant '17 evangelho?
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Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

#2298 Post by Mike DiSalvo » November 5th, 2019, 6:44 am

Opened a 2013 Lorenzo on Saturday and I would still give it a couple of years (at least) or decant it for five hours prior to serving. Would be interesting to see what this wine will be like in 3 or 4 years after it softens a bit more and the petite syrah component melds further but it is already a very nice wine.

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Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

#2299 Post by AlexS » November 5th, 2019, 2:54 pm

Had a 2012 Papera, have to say it wasn't very friendly...super "grapey" tasting. Have 1 more bottle, will age for at least a few more years.
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Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

#2300 Post by Rich Brown » November 5th, 2019, 3:20 pm

AlexS wrote:
November 5th, 2019, 2:54 pm
Had a 2012 Papera, have to say it wasn't very friendly...super "grapey" tasting. Have 1 more bottle, will age for at least a few more years.
Good feedback buddy. I'll make sure to move those to the back of the 2012 drinking order.

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