What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

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Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

#2501 Post by Z Scheiner » March 21st, 2020, 3:28 pm

2018 Wirz Riesling. Peach, lemon, sparkling mineral water nose. Dry and stony in the mouth, like Meyer lemon juice spritzed into a pure mountain stream. Long finish with just a touch of citrus pith. Fantastic juice, best Cali Riesling I can remember.
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#2502 Post by PaulMills » March 21st, 2020, 4:21 pm

2015 Griffins Lair Syrah. Second night. Bambly. Funky. Awesome.
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#2503 Post by Rich Brown » March 21st, 2020, 8:33 pm

Z Scheiner wrote:
March 21st, 2020, 3:28 pm
2018 Wirz Riesling. Peach, lemon, sparkling mineral water nose. Dry and stony in the mouth, like Meyer lemon juice spritzed into a pure mountain stream. Long finish with just a touch of citrus pith. Fantastic juice, best Cali Riesling I can remember.
As I mentioned in CT, this is just a seriously awesome note. My mouth is watering just reading it! Really well done - thanks for posting!

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#2504 Post by Peter Shurman » March 22nd, 2020, 2:04 pm

last night, 2016 Zinfandel Carlisle Vineyard

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#2505 Post by Rich Brown » March 22nd, 2020, 2:50 pm

Did a small virtual tasting with my guy Andrew Johnstone and we popped a 13 Papera Heritage. He was smart and decanted his for 90 minutes where I coravind a glass. Wine was super tight and unforgiving for me the entire night, and it took Andrew's bottle 3 hours to start opening up even after the 90 minute decant.

Bedrock 13's almost across the board could use more time sideways. Every bottle I've opened has been seriously structured and begging for more age. Pretty sure patience will be rewarded as they definitely have the stuffing.

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#2506 Post by AlexS » March 22nd, 2020, 3:11 pm

Rich, appreciate the update - crazy how backwards the 2013s still are!

And please don't tell me that's the only bottle you guys opened...
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#2507 Post by Steve Gautier » March 22nd, 2020, 3:33 pm

Thanks Rich. I just took one out of my queue for drinking this year.
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#2508 Post by Rich Brown » March 22nd, 2020, 3:44 pm

AlexS wrote:
March 22nd, 2020, 3:11 pm
Rich, appreciate the update - crazy how backwards the 2013s still are!

And please don't tell me that's the only bottle you guys opened...
Sad but true buddy. #WeakSauce

We'll make up for it when we can all get together after this is over!

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#2509 Post by Rich Brown » March 22nd, 2020, 3:45 pm

Steve Gautier wrote:
March 22nd, 2020, 3:33 pm
Thanks Rich. I just took one out of my queue for drinking this year.
Probably not a bad call Steve. It's much more opened today but this wines best days are down the road for sure.

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#2510 Post by AlexS » March 22nd, 2020, 5:29 pm

Rich Brown wrote:
March 22nd, 2020, 3:44 pm
AlexS wrote:
March 22nd, 2020, 3:11 pm
Rich, appreciate the update - crazy how backwards the 2013s still are!

And please don't tell me that's the only bottle you guys opened...
Sad but true buddy. #WeakSauce

We'll make up for it when we can all get together after this is over!
I don't really know you anymore :(
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#2511 Post by JDavisRoby » March 22nd, 2020, 5:38 pm

2016 Gambrels of the Sky with empanadas tonight. Popped and poured. No funk. Good grip. Not fruit forward but plenty there. All berry for me. Wife found it to be more mineral than fruit. Last one of those. Probably should’ve picked up some more or saved one...
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#2512 Post by Billy Norris » March 24th, 2020, 12:09 pm

Went with the '18 Old Hill Ranch Heritage last night. Wow. Complexity and layers galore. Lots of juicy red fruit, spice box, and herbaceousness (think mint/rosemary). Open and inviting already, but gained fleshiness as time went on. Sad that I only have 2 more. This will be a buy every forthcoming vintage.

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#2513 Post by AD Northup » March 26th, 2020, 6:14 pm

2017 Judge Vineyard Sauv Blanc. Absolutely delicious juice.
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#2514 Post by mpsuh » March 28th, 2020, 12:50 pm

Ode to Lulu, my first Bedrock wine. Such a treat! And great QPR.
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#2515 Post by Bud Carey » March 28th, 2020, 1:07 pm

On deck, 2018 SoCo sauv blanc.
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#2516 Post by P Turk » March 29th, 2020, 11:18 am

Any decanting recommendations for a 2014 Bedrock Bedrock Heritage? 1 hour?
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#2517 Post by Brian S t o t t e r » March 29th, 2020, 11:22 am

P Turk wrote:
March 29th, 2020, 11:18 am
Any decanting recommendations for a 2014 Bedrock Bedrock Heritage? 1 hour?
An hour is good, two is even better. Should be really good right now.
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#2518 Post by P Turk » March 29th, 2020, 6:26 pm

Brian S t o t t e r wrote:
March 29th, 2020, 11:22 am
P Turk wrote:
March 29th, 2020, 11:18 am
Any decanting recommendations for a 2014 Bedrock Bedrock Heritage? 1 hour?
An hour is good, two is even better. Should be really good right now.
Thanks for the rec. The first glass at 1+ hour was really good, and the second at 2+ was fantastic.
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#2519 Post by Brian S t o t t e r » March 29th, 2020, 6:52 pm

Enjoy! Going to need to stop by locker to bring some bottles back myself while we are social distancing and self-quarantining. My 2020 spring shipment just arrived 😁
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#2520 Post by Glenn L e v i n e » March 29th, 2020, 7:25 pm

In an effort to try and drink the wines I really ought to have tried before I get planted or burned I pulled the cork on the 13 Kirshenmann tonight. I wasn’t even into drinking wine today, I was a bit wined-out after these past two days. In all honesty, when I'm not at work I'm pulling corks. Eff that abstinence BS.

This has such a gorgeous Zin nose and a true crescendo palate building regularly until swallowed. Tremendous length and still loaded with tannins. Man, I’d love to try this in 2030 but I figure my chances getting there are dwindling harshly in the COVID-19 era.

I hope somebody reading this pulls this cork when the wine is age 25-30, gonna be kick ass like dad's 91 Old Hill or 93 Monte Rosso. Got that kind of potential.

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#2521 Post by Nicolas G. » March 30th, 2020, 3:22 pm

19 Bedrock ode to LuLu Rose’ with Detroit style pizza !
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#2522 Post by T Welch » March 30th, 2020, 3:24 pm

We had another 2011 Bedrock Heritage last night. What a captivating nose and juicy palate. Glad we have another.
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#2523 Post by AlexS » March 30th, 2020, 3:42 pm

You know, it's funny but Morgan really seems to work the most magic consistently from his "home" vineyard...which is "funny" only because of all the great wine he's made from other vineyards.

But man alive, the Bedrock Bedrock just always seems like it's in my top 3 Bedrocks from every vintage, if not #1 - such an awesome wine.
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#2524 Post by Brian S t o t t e r » March 30th, 2020, 4:04 pm

I'll be opening a 2013 Bedrock Bedrock sometime later this week.
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#2525 Post by markjchambers » March 31st, 2020, 10:06 am

For a person that just got onto Bedrock list, this is very depressing. I have been to get a couple of cases, but it's all 2018. I count Bedrock similar to Carlisle but I'm drinking those from
2014 -16 now. I could never keep my hands off of my Carlisles for more than 3-4 years. Would anyone open any bottle of 2018 Bedrock (red)?

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#2526 Post by Brian S t o t t e r » March 31st, 2020, 10:11 am

markjchambers wrote:
March 31st, 2020, 10:06 am
For a person that just got onto Bedrock list, this is very depressing. I have been to get a couple of cases, but it's all 2018. I count Bedrock similar to Carlisle but I'm drinking those from
2014 -16 now. I could never keep my hands off of my Carlisles for more than 3-4 years. Would anyone open any bottle of 2018 Bedrock (red)?
I wouldn't be so down, 2018 is a great vintage that should age very well. Did you get any of the regular Old Vine Zin?

If you're looking to open any of the heritage wines early, the Dolinsek is usually one of the younger drinking wines from the line-up but even the 2018 has more tension and structure than the past couple vintages. I opened one a couple months ago, was excellent on day 2.
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#2527 Post by Scott Watkins » March 31st, 2020, 10:40 am

Last night drank a 13 Limerick Lane Zin with an hour of air everything and I mean everything was perfectly balanced. Reminded me of how much I miss drinking with friends.
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#2528 Post by Steve Gautier » March 31st, 2020, 10:50 am

Scott Watkins wrote:
March 31st, 2020, 10:40 am
Last night drank a 13 Limerick Lane Zin with an hour of air everything and I mean everything was perfectly balanced. Reminded me of how much I miss drinking with friends.
Great to hear. I haven’t opened one yet. May need to change that soon.
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