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Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

#2301 Post by Steve Gautier » November 5th, 2019, 3:23 pm

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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.
I had a bottle in early 2018 which I loved. I did not enjoy the bottle I had earlier this year.
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#2302 Post by Andrew Demaree » November 5th, 2019, 5:06 pm

Enjoying a 2016 Sonoma Valley Sauvignon Blanc tonight with Parmesan crusted cod. Tasty.

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#2303 Post by AlexS » November 5th, 2019, 5:07 pm

Steve Gautier wrote:
November 5th, 2019, 3:23 pm
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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.
I had a bottle in early 2018 which I loved. I did not enjoy the bottle I had earlier this year.
Steve, I'm with you on that - just seems like it's going through a weird phase right now.
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#2304 Post by Robert.A.Jr. » November 6th, 2019, 5:10 pm

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2016 Bedrock Evangelho Vineyard

Pure class in a glass. Such an elegant Zin. Medium-bodied and dipping into the red range of fruits, with lift, polish and grace. An almost floral nose, like pepper-fruit, if that makes any sense.
Popped the 2017 tonight. Really, is there a more elegant, silky Zin made anywhere? Gorgeous wine.

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#2305 Post by Rory K. » November 6th, 2019, 7:13 pm

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2016 Bedrock Evangelho Vineyard

Pure class in a glass. Such an elegant Zin. Medium-bodied and dipping into the red range of fruits, with lift, polish and grace. An almost floral nose, like pepper-fruit, if that makes any sense.
Popped the 2017 tonight. Really, is there a more elegant, silky Zin made anywhere? Gorgeous wine.
Glad to hear that, the 15 and 16 I've had over the past year were beautiful as well.
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#2306 Post by Rory K. » November 6th, 2019, 7:17 pm

Lot of action on this thread! I just grabbed four from offsite to try and clear some room for the two deliveries I'm waiting on from Bedrock.

2017 Dolnsek
An awkward start, but after 20 minutes in the glass this was all strawberry and rhubarb, with a touch of plum jam, and something medicinal. Snappy acid and pretty fine tannin. Young but enjoyable. Needs some air right now.
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#2307 Post by AlexS » November 8th, 2019, 5:36 pm

2016 'Gambrels of the Sky' Grenache, California

Normally I don't take a flyer on opening the younger vintages but considering they held this one back, it's actually had a bit more age compared to other recent releases...and dayum, this is pretty awesome - totally perfumey & finesse-driven, just filled with raspberry & kirsch aromas. So refined on the palate, distinct impression of chalky minerals and unlike many a modern Grenache-based wine, there's absolutely nothing about the Gambrels that's heavy-handed, over-ripe and/or ponderous. Give this 30 minutes of air if opening now and take delight at how it evolves over the course of an evening.

So good...might have to open up another one for Thanksgiving dinner - would be perfect!
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#2308 Post by Rich Brown » November 8th, 2019, 5:46 pm

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2016 'Gambrels of the Sky' Grenache, California

Normally I don't take a flyer on opening the younger vintages but considering they held this one back, it's actually had a bit more age compared to other recent releases...and dayum, this is pretty awesome - totally perfumey & finesse-driven, just filled with raspberry & kirsch aromas. So refined on the palate, distinct impression of chalky minerals and unlike many a modern Grenache-based wine, there's absolutely nothing about the Gambrels that's heavy-handed, over-ripe and/or ponderous. Give this 30 minutes of air if opening now and take delight at how it evolves over the course of an evening.

So good...might have to open up another one for Thanksgiving dinner - would be perfect!
Welp, yet another Alex Stewart tasting note that makes me want to run to my offsite. Good stuff buddy!

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#2309 Post by Steve Gautier » November 10th, 2019, 9:34 am

Opened a bunch of Bedrock yesterday for a party but a wonderful 2014 Farmhouse was the first Farmhouse I ever opened
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#2310 Post by Rory K. » November 13th, 2019, 12:22 pm

2014 Hudson Vineyard South Syrah T'n'S Block
I've been opening up more Bedrock to make room for some deliveries, and now I'm kicking myself for not adding Hudson to the latest order.

Delightful right out of the gate. Shifting profile of violets, olive tapenade, saucisson, and blackberry. Similar, if not slightly better than the other one I had 6 months go, and still way preferable to the 2013 I had this year.
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#2311 Post by MBerto » November 13th, 2019, 12:53 pm

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#2312 Post by Adam Frisch » November 13th, 2019, 1:56 pm

Just ordered from my allocation. I avoided the pricier Bien Nacido and Carneros Syrah's. I fully understand why he has to charge $48 for them from those vineyards. But for me personally, the correlation between terroir and quality is at best nebulous and closer to real estate value protection.
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#2313 Post by Rick Allen » November 14th, 2019, 7:43 pm

Opened a 2017 OVZ. Nicely lithe and smooth. While it comes from all over, it tastes like Sonoma (Russian Riverish) to me - certainly not Napa, Lodi, or Contra Costa. Still a few tannins that need to resolve themselves but very good, particularly for the price.

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#2314 Post by Andy K » November 21st, 2019, 6:09 pm

2017 Compagni Portis. I usually grab one or two bottles of this when it’s available. The 17 has a little bit of citrus and a much heavier floral presence on the nose than I remember from the last few vintages, but I don’t normally take notes. The wine is also a little bit richer than I remember, but overall a very pleasant bottle of wine. Does this guy ever strike out?
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#2315 Post by jon leifer » November 22nd, 2019, 1:43 pm

2013 North Coast Syrah..better on night 2..will most likely reward cellaring but drinking well now
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#2316 Post by Josh Grossman » November 28th, 2019, 12:31 pm

  • 2016 Bedrock Wine Co. Grenache Gambrels of the Sky - USA, California (11/28/2019)
    I missed that this is 20% mourvèdre/mataró and cinsault. I don't think this was ready and think it was starting to shut down. Nose of cherry and freshly cut strawberries. Red fruit and acid as the primary flavors. Secondary notes of stem tannin and lots of acid from natural yeast. I didn't get any oak notes at all. Lots of unresolved tannin but a nice 20 second finish lingers. I personally think the above drinking window is way off. All is in balance but I wouldn't look at these for another decade. 90+ right now with big upside. (90 pts.)

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#2317 Post by MikeHill » November 28th, 2019, 4:48 pm

2018 OVZ to celebrate America’s grape (or at least the closest thing) for Thanksgiving, after reading positive reviews from the board. Glad I did!

Beautiful plum nose. Blackberry, cranberry and vanilla on the palate. Bold, but balanced acidity, tannins and 14.4%. Fantastic QPR.

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#2318 Post by Siun o'Connell » November 28th, 2019, 10:39 pm

We drank a 2017 Ode to Lulu Rose amongst other things over dinner and it was really lovely. I was actually not a fan when it first arrived - just not quite my type of rose but almost two years on it's really doing nicely. Glad I have a few here. Lovely balance of dry without being too much so ... strawberry but not fruity, color so lovely ... now I understand the raves.

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#2319 Post by Steve Gautier » December 8th, 2019, 7:15 am

Had a 2010 Griffin's Lair Syrah last night. Wonderful wine that continues to evolve. Can't decide if I should drink my last bottle soon or hold on for a few years to see where this goes.
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#2320 Post by Matt Allen » December 8th, 2019, 6:00 pm

2014 Compagni Portis

This may be the longest that I have sat on one of these so far. Seductive, perfumed nose. Delicious.

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#2321 Post by JeremyMullman » December 8th, 2019, 7:14 pm

2017 Evangelho. Drinking nicely with a long decant. Softer and a bit more harmonious than a bottle tried in June.

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#2322 Post by Brian S t o t t e r » December 8th, 2019, 8:28 pm

2018 Old Hill Ranch. Such a pretty wine that’s great out of the gate with pop n’ pour.
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#2323 Post by Glenn L e v i n e » December 15th, 2019, 11:01 am

2013 Oakville Farmhouse was our first taste of this bottling.

It’s a great wine but it’s 5-10 years from peak IMO. Definitely a Kirsch attack on the nose, blue/black fruit. Palate had gobs of fruit and robust tannins in balance and while there’s an elegance, that characteristic will only increasingly become the wine‘s dominant appeal with appropriate cellaring.

Bottle threw a lot of sediment.
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#2324 Post by mattcitrang » December 21st, 2019, 2:11 pm

2014 Hudson Vineyard South
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#2325 Post by Steve Gautier » December 28th, 2019, 7:35 am

jon leifer wrote:
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2013 North Coast Syrah..better on night 2..will most likely reward cellaring but drinking well now
We had one of these last night and thought it was great on PnP and much better than the last bottle I had 14 months ago. I agree that this has plenty of life left in it. No idea if it would have been better on day 2 because there isn't any left for today.
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#2326 Post by jon leifer » December 28th, 2019, 1:32 pm

I think I have one left(out of a case) of the 2013 Bedrock NC Syrah..Has been my experience that most Bedrock reds take a minimum of 5 yrs to strut their stuff..Regrettably, this experience was gained at the cost of drinking all too many Bedrocks too early.
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#2327 Post by Steve Gautier » December 28th, 2019, 6:08 pm

jon leifer wrote:
December 28th, 2019, 1:32 pm
I think I have one left(out of a case) of the 2013 Bedrock NC Syrah..Has been my experience that most Bedrock reds take a minimum of 5 yrs to strut their stuff..Regrettably, this experience was gained at the cost of drinking all too many Bedrocks too early.
I have 75+ bottles prior to 2013 and have been holding on to the last bottle of any specific vintage as I believe these wines will drink well much longer than people think.
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#2328 Post by Chuck J o r d a n » December 28th, 2019, 7:54 pm

I have purchased a couple of my allocations. But I have never tried a bottle of bedrock wine. in fact, I passed on my fall allocation because I was worried about buying more of a wine that I have never tasted. That was a mistake. A couple of nights ago, we opened a 2017 heritage. Holy cow - I loved it! I know I am supposed to wait 5 years or so, but that was great. I only have 2 bottles of the 2017 left, I doubt they’ll make it through 2020.

No notes other than me singing the sweet praises as I enjoyed it. I “accidentally” poured more for myself than I did my guests... not sorry. I’ll need to buy more of this stuff.

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#2329 Post by T Welch » December 30th, 2019, 8:17 pm

2012 Dolinsek Ranch Heritage is hitting on all cylinders.
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#2330 Post by Mike DiSalvo » December 31st, 2019, 6:49 am

During Saturday nights Fiesta Bowl, opened the Bedrock Monte Rosso 2013 and a friend brought the Bedrock Heritage 2013. The Heritage is deeper and showing more black fruits while the Monte Rosso is more refined and there is a subtle cherry element poking through. Both were fantastic with plenty of years ahead of them but it was my last Monte Rosso from Bedrock. The Bedrock MR is one of my favorite Zins ever. Have a couple of Carlisle MR's from the same year which will be fun to open at some point during 2020.

I also opened a Robert Craig Affinity 2013 which was also drinking great.
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#2331 Post by Andrew Coll » December 31st, 2019, 2:37 pm

I am going to pop the 2012 Alder Springs Syrah and 2015 Ode to Lucien for NYE dinner tonight.
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#2332 Post by Brian S t o t t e r » January 5th, 2020, 3:50 pm

Drinking my last 2014 OVZ right now. On days 2 and 3 this has been in the zone! Still can't believe the QPR on this.
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#2333 Post by markjchambers » January 8th, 2020, 8:33 pm

I can into some bottles of 2105 Carignan. I didn't know they made this varietal. Can't find much written about it. I have several bottles so I'll pop one soon. Just wondered what others thought of it.

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#2334 Post by T Welch » January 8th, 2020, 8:40 pm

2009 Old Lakeville Vineyard Syrah
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#2335 Post by John Morris » January 8th, 2020, 10:01 pm

Had the '17 Pagani and '18 Bedrock last night and leftovers tonight. The Pagani was rather shut down last night, but opened up to a rich, supple, rather soft, dark fruited (black cherry, dark plum) wine tonight. The Bedrock, by contrast, was brighter, slightly more in the red fruit direction, with a strong spine of acid. The Bedrock was pretty consistent from day 1 to day 2, and I liked it better both nights.
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#2336 Post by Brian S t o t t e r » January 9th, 2020, 5:12 pm

Drinking the 2016 Pagani, currently on the 3rd night. On day 1 this was fragrant with some nice blackberry, underripe blueberry, smoke and pepper notes but laced with coarse tannins. The tannins have softened nicely, drinking well now.
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#2337 Post by Robert.A.Jr. » January 9th, 2020, 6:11 pm

Two nights into the 2016 Dolinsek Ranch Heritage.

Elegant, lots of red fruits and acids to lift the darks. A really balanced, easy-drinking Zin.

Now a wow wine, but a solid dinner wine.

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#2338 Post by Brian S t o t t e r » January 10th, 2020, 4:08 am

Robert, you’ve inspired me to have a 2018 Dolinsek on deck
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#2339 Post by Peter Shurman » January 16th, 2020, 9:06 am

with the unseasonably warm weather in the lower hudson valley recently, I unscrewed my last bottle of the 2018 Ode to Lulu ... [cheers.gif]
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#2340 Post by Michael Martin » January 16th, 2020, 9:18 am

Brian S t o t t e r wrote:
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Robert, you’ve inspired me to have a 2018 Dolinsek on deck
I suggest you hold the '18's. They are not like previous vintages. They need time.

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#2341 Post by Brian S t o t t e r » January 16th, 2020, 9:21 am

Michael Martin wrote:
January 16th, 2020, 9:18 am
Brian S t o t t e r wrote:
January 10th, 2020, 4:08 am
Robert, you’ve inspired me to have a 2018 Dolinsek on deck
I suggest you hold the '18's. They are not like previous vintages. They need time.
Learned that the hard way with the Dolinsek. Lots more structure than in 2017 or even 2016. Much better on day 2. Still have two bottles left.
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#2342 Post by Michael Martin » January 16th, 2020, 10:35 am

Brian S t o t t e r wrote:
January 16th, 2020, 9:21 am
Michael Martin wrote:
January 16th, 2020, 9:18 am
Brian S t o t t e r wrote:
January 10th, 2020, 4:08 am
Robert, you’ve inspired me to have a 2018 Dolinsek on deck
I suggest you hold the '18's. They are not like previous vintages. They need time.
Learned that the hard way with the Dolinsek. Lots more structure than in 2017 or even 2016. Much better on day 2. Still have two bottles left.
I was surprised as well. Dolinsek has been a go to early drinker for awhile.

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#2343 Post by Peter Shurman » January 19th, 2020, 9:20 am

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#2344 Post by Mattstolz » January 19th, 2020, 5:33 pm

John Morris wrote:
January 8th, 2020, 10:01 pm
Had the '17 Pagani and '18 Bedrock last night and leftovers tonight. The Pagani was rather shut down last night, but opened up to a rich, supple, rather soft, dark fruited (black cherry, dark plum) wine tonight. The Bedrock, by contrast, was brighter, slightly more in the red fruit direction, with a strong spine of acid. The Bedrock was pretty consistent from day 1 to day 2, and I liked it better both nights.
interesting. I opened a '17 Pagani last night, splash decanted it, and it was singing out of the gate. agree with your notes on the dark fruit notes but still very fresh and wonderful. definitely not a wine to rush to open now but it still rewards it with a decant

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#2345 Post by Mark Fister » January 21st, 2020, 7:31 pm

Opened a 2009 Griffin's Lair tonight. If anyone is still sitting on some no need to worry - plenty of life left, but also drinking very well at the moment. Very balanced and smooth.
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#2346 Post by Joe B » January 23rd, 2020, 3:41 pm

2015 Bedrock Pagani.

I am always in a good place drinking this wine. One of my favorites from Morgan.
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#2347 Post by T Welch » January 25th, 2020, 7:54 pm

2011 Bedrock Heritage
T*R*U*E*T*T

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Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

#2348 Post by Brian Tuite » January 26th, 2020, 7:28 am

T Welch wrote:
January 25th, 2020, 7:54 pm
2011 Bedrock Heritage
Nice!

Has anyone opened an ‘11 Saitone lately? I want to do my last one justice.
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Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

#2349 Post by Z Scheiner » January 26th, 2020, 4:18 pm

Michael Martin wrote:
January 16th, 2020, 10:35 am
Brian S t o t t e r wrote:
January 16th, 2020, 9:21 am
Michael Martin wrote:
January 16th, 2020, 9:18 am


I suggest you hold the '18's. They are not like previous vintages. They need time.
Learned that the hard way with the Dolinsek. Lots more structure than in 2017 or even 2016. Much better on day 2. Still have two bottles left.
I was surprised as well. Dolinsek has been a go to early drinker for awhile.
That makes all 3 of my favorite early drinking Bedrock bottlings showing much tighter than usual in 2018. My first bottles of Evangelho and Esola were also more tannic and closed than I have come to expect. Will give them all a year and try again.
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Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

#2350 Post by JeremyMullman » January 26th, 2020, 6:11 pm

A friend had opened a 2018 Esola 24 hrs earlier and offered a glass. Absolutely knockout nose but really tannic at the moment. If I had more of these I’d try to forget about them for 3-5 years.

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