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Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

#1901 Post by Michael Martin » October 19th, 2018, 1:10 pm

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Kenny, nice note! I've a had a few over the past year and they're delicious, easily my fave vintage of the North Coast Syrah.
Thanks Alex.

Has the crowd commented on 2010 lately? I have both Griffins and Hudson TnS wondering if I were to choose...
I would go with the Hudson. The Griffins can go a long time.

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#1902 Post by AlexS » October 19th, 2018, 1:34 pm

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Kenny, nice note! I've a had a few over the past year and they're delicious, easily my fave vintage of the North Coast Syrah.
Thanks Alex.

Has the crowd commented on 2010 lately? I have both Griffins and Hudson TnS wondering if I were to choose...
Honestly, I've always found the 2010 Syrahs to be tight & unforgiving...that said, I haven't tasted one in a while (will need to change that). If you have any, the 2012 SVD Syrahs (all 6 of them) have been drinking beautifully.
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#1903 Post by Rob Isaacs » October 19th, 2018, 4:37 pm

2017 Old Vine Zin. I know better but curiosity got to me. Very glad I tried it, much more accessible than I expected. Brambly zin fruit with some exotic florals that were surprising. Tannins coming through for sure. Probably going to shut down for some time but really good right now. If you went deep definitely check in on one, might make that ten case offer seem not so crazy.

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#1904 Post by Mike DiSalvo » October 22nd, 2018, 10:01 am

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October 19th, 2018, 4:37 pm
2017 Old Vine Zin. I know better but curiosity got to me. Very glad I tried it, much more accessible than I expected. Brambly zin fruit with some exotic florals that were surprising. Tannins coming through for sure. Probably going to shut down for some time but really good right now. If you went deep definitely check in on one, might make that ten case offer seem not so crazy.
#1. Opened this past Saturday and finished on Sunday. Was surprised on how open this was and with the florals but particularly the brambly fruit (as you mentioned). I also have this feeling it will shut down but for now it’s a solid 92 pts.

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#1905 Post by Mark Fister » October 22nd, 2018, 4:58 pm

Open this 2009 Stellwagen Zin last night and was very pleasantly surprised. It has held up very well; dense dark body with black berry fruit intensity like kirsch. Balancing that was a nice mineral dust element and good acid.
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#1906 Post by Rich Brown » October 23rd, 2018, 2:02 pm

Mark Fister wrote:
October 22nd, 2018, 4:58 pm
Open this 2009 Stellwagen Zin last night and was very pleasantly surprised. It has held up very well; dense dark body with black berry fruit intensity like kirsch. Balancing that was a nice mineral dust element and good acid.
Awesome Mark! I haven't had that wine in a long time but remember I liked it. Glad it was still drinking so well!

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#1907 Post by Drew Goin » October 23rd, 2018, 2:28 pm

Mike DiSalvo wrote:
October 22nd, 2018, 10:01 am
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October 19th, 2018, 4:37 pm
2017 Old Vine Zin. I know better but curiosity got to me. Very glad I tried it, much more accessible than I expected. Brambly zin fruit with some exotic florals that were surprising. Tannins coming through for sure. Probably going to shut down for some time but really good right now. If you went deep definitely check in on one, might make that ten case offer seem not so crazy.
#1. Opened this past Saturday and finished on Sunday. Was surprised on how open this was and with the florals but particularly the brambly fruit (as you mentioned). I also have this feeling it will shut down but for now it’s a solid 92 pts.

Thanks for the tasting impressions!!


I am pretty sure that most of the Bedrock "Old Vine" Zins, as well as a few of the other bottlings, are open for a little window immediately after release prior to shutting down.

I am not sure whether or not the "Old Vine" Zinfandel shuts down or not, actually...maybe it just doesn't "strut all of its liquid assets" for a few years...

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#1908 Post by ky1em!ttskus » October 23rd, 2018, 2:36 pm

Drew, I'm on the same page as you. I feel like there's a short window after release before these shut down for a couple/few years.

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#1909 Post by Rich Brown » October 23rd, 2018, 2:44 pm

ky1em!ttskus wrote:
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Drew, I'm on the same page as you. I feel like there's a short window after release before these shut down for a couple/few years.
Right there with you boys. Definitely my experience as well.

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#1910 Post by Drew Goin » October 23rd, 2018, 3:32 pm

Mark Fister wrote:
October 22nd, 2018, 4:58 pm
Open this 2009 Stellwagen Zin last night and was very pleasantly surprised. It has held up very well; dense dark body with black berry fruit intensity like kirsch. Balancing that was a nice mineral dust element and good acid.

Thanks for the TN, Mark!! [berserker.gif]


I know that the "Stellwagen Vineyard" is held in high regard by several WB'ers - well, was held in high regard...


The vineyard, once the source of a single-vineyard bottling from Joseph Swan and Bedrock is now known as the "Armor Plate Vineyard":


HVS Profile of "Armor Plate Vineyard":
https://historicvineyardsociety.org/vin ... rmor-plate


Hamel Family Wines (current owners of the vineyard):
http://hamelfamilywines.com


Google Books search results for "Stellwagen" in California Vines, Wines and Pioneers, by Sherry Monahan:
Https://books.google.com/books?id=jn1_C ... 20&f=false

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"Stellwagen Vineyard" in California Vines, Wines and Pioneers by Sherry Monahan

Bedrock Wine Company wine notes mentioning "Stellwagen Vineyard" Zinfandel:

› 2009 "Stellwagen Vineyard" Zinfandel - "Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, May/June '11...91 points...The Wine Advocate...91 points"
› 2010 "Old Vine" Zinfandel
› 2010 "Papa's All Blacks"
› 2011 "Old Vine" Zinfandel - "The late ripening Stellwagen Vineyard once again was included into this cuvee to lend its dark fruit"
2012 "Old Vine" Zinfandel


I guess the point of all this trivial stuff is my way of saying that you are fortunate to have tasted a legendary wine, not to be seen (with a Bedrock label, at least) again! Cheers!!!

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#1911 Post by D@vid Bu3ker » October 23rd, 2018, 4:42 pm

2016 Monte Rosso Zinfandel. There is a straight line connecting this wine to the old Ravenswood Monte Rosso Zinfandels.
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#1912 Post by Mark Fister » October 23rd, 2018, 7:08 pm

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
October 23rd, 2018, 4:42 pm
2016 Monte Rosso Zinfandel. There is a straight line connecting this wine to the old Ravenswood Monte Rosso Zinfandels.
The Monte Rosso Zin's across several producers are my favorites! I wish that Bedrock had been able to keep making their bottlings of this.

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#1913 Post by Mark Fister » October 23rd, 2018, 7:09 pm

Rich Brown wrote:
October 23rd, 2018, 2:02 pm
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October 22nd, 2018, 4:58 pm
Open this 2009 Stellwagen Zin last night and was very pleasantly surprised. It has held up very well; dense dark body with black berry fruit intensity like kirsch. Balancing that was a nice mineral dust element and good acid.
Awesome Mark! I haven't had that wine in a long time but remember I liked it. Glad it was still drinking so well!
I also need to open some 2008 bottles of Bedrock; have been saving some old stuff for 10 year retro. Will report back...

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#1914 Post by Rich Brown » October 23rd, 2018, 7:20 pm

Mark Fister wrote:
October 23rd, 2018, 7:09 pm
Rich Brown wrote:
October 23rd, 2018, 2:02 pm
Mark Fister wrote:
October 22nd, 2018, 4:58 pm
Open this 2009 Stellwagen Zin last night and was very pleasantly surprised. It has held up very well; dense dark body with black berry fruit intensity like kirsch. Balancing that was a nice mineral dust element and good acid.
Awesome Mark! I haven't had that wine in a long time but remember I liked it. Glad it was still drinking so well!
I also need to open some 2008 bottles of Bedrock; have been saving some old stuff for 10 year retro. Will report back...
Cant wait to hear! I pop an 08 Bedrock Heirloom every Thanksgiving, and the bottle last year was one of my WOTY. Just incredible with many years left.

Also opened an 07 a couple months ago (Lorenzo) that was awesome. Damn impressive for Morgans first vintage.

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#1915 Post by Rich Brown » October 23rd, 2018, 7:24 pm

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
October 23rd, 2018, 4:42 pm
2016 Monte Rosso Zinfandel. There is a straight line connecting this wine to the old Ravenswood Monte Rosso Zinfandels.
I 1000% agree with this. Opened a 94 Bedrock MR and 12 Bedrock MR double blind with my tasting group earlier this year and there was some very distinct similarities despite the big age gap. One guy in my group said they tasted like they were made by the same winemaker or vineyard....which was pretty awesome considering they were served double blind.

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#1916 Post by Michael Martin » October 23rd, 2018, 7:27 pm

Mark Fister wrote:
October 23rd, 2018, 7:08 pm
D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
October 23rd, 2018, 4:42 pm
2016 Monte Rosso Zinfandel. There is a straight line connecting this wine to the old Ravenswood Monte Rosso Zinfandels.
The Monte Rosso Zin's across several producers are my favorites! I wish that Bedrock had been able to keep making their bottlings of this.
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#1917 Post by Brian S t o t t e r » October 24th, 2018, 2:38 am

Cracked a 2017 Evangelho tonight. Easier drinking than when I recall tasting it at the Sonoma Plaza tasting room this summer. Needs a little more time in the bottle.
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#1918 Post by Vince T » October 26th, 2018, 4:39 pm

I plan on checking in on the 2012 Weill Exposition #1 tomorrow with dinner. Any advice on whether it needs a lengthy decant beforehand?
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#1919 Post by AlexS » November 5th, 2018, 7:54 pm

bamp

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2014 Kirschenmann Zinfandel

Although not quite the perfumed wonder as in 2012, the 2014 Kirshenmann is still transcendental Zinfandel. On that note, it's difficult expressing just how much finesse the Zins from this magical vineyard continually exhibit -- unparalleled, imo. That said, I think this 2014 is still finding itself and will be a showstopper in 3-4 years; either way, just beautiful and one of the better Zins from Bedrock in a vintage I'd characterize as more challenging for them, especially in terms of near(er) term enjoyment. Give it some air if opening now.

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On a separate note, this was opened specifically for Mr. Mike "Zinfandel" Dildine on a most important evening...and I know Mike approves this message.

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#1920 Post by Mich@el Ch@ng » November 6th, 2018, 12:13 pm

New release sounds interesting

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#1921 Post by P. D e r d e y n » November 6th, 2018, 12:20 pm

So from what Morgan teased it is:

North Coast (Now called Coast to Foothills) Syrah
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Pato
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There has to be a lot more though, certainly some whites and probably some SV Syrahs.
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#1922 Post by AD Northup » November 6th, 2018, 12:28 pm

Last year had Cuvee Karatas, Carlisle, Schmiedt Road, Hudson Syrah, Alta Vista Gewurtz, Cole Ranch Riesling (x2) and Weill-a-way also...imagine a chunk of those will be included at least
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#1923 Post by Michael Martin » November 6th, 2018, 12:32 pm

I already drank all my Pato. I need more Pato. Gonna get me some Pato.

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#1924 Post by Rich Brown » November 9th, 2018, 5:42 pm

2012 Mixed Blacks, Weil a Way Vineyard.

Just so good. Haunting Bedrock perfume and dusty purple fruits and spice on the palate with just the right amount of acidity. I can't emphasize enough how well the Bedrock 12's are drinking. Absolutley crushing right now. Do yourself a favor and open one (doesnt matter which one). I promise you wont regret it.

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#1925 Post by AlexS » November 9th, 2018, 6:11 pm

Rich, my man, awesome job -- I'm proud of you! That 2012 Weil is bananas, as are all of Morgan's 2012s...in fact, I'm starting to think 2012 might be his greatest vintage to date. Of course, once it turns the corner, 2013 could easily prove this theory to be very wrong...
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#1926 Post by Rich Brown » November 9th, 2018, 6:39 pm

AlexS wrote:
November 9th, 2018, 6:11 pm
Rich, my man, awesome job -- I'm proud of you! That 2012 Weil is bananas, as are all of Morgan's 2012s...in fact, I'm starting to think 2012 might be his greatest vintage to date. Of course, once it turns the corner, 2013 could easily prove this theory to be very wrong...
BUD! As usual, I'm 1000% with you. I am just so damn happy every time I open up a 12. Dont think I've been disappointed once

And man, I hope you're right about the 13's. Went DEEP!!

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#1927 Post by Chr!s G|@rn3r » November 9th, 2018, 7:29 pm

BUD! As usual, I'm 1000% with you. I am just so damn happy every time I open up a 12. Dont think I've been disappointed once

And man, I hope you're right about the 13's. Went DEEP!!
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#1928 Post by Rich Brown » November 9th, 2018, 7:33 pm

Chr!s G|@rn3r wrote:
November 9th, 2018, 7:29 pm
BUD! As usual, I'm 1000% with you. I am just so damn happy every time I open up a 12. Dont think I've been disappointed once

And man, I hope you're right about the 13's. Went DEEP!!
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Ha ha! That was awesome. Laughed out loud on that one

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#1929 Post by AlexS » November 9th, 2018, 7:34 pm

Rich Brown wrote:
November 9th, 2018, 6:39 pm
AlexS wrote:
November 9th, 2018, 6:11 pm
Rich, my man, awesome job -- I'm proud of you! That 2012 Weil is bananas, as are all of Morgan's 2012s...in fact, I'm starting to think 2012 might be his greatest vintage to date. Of course, once it turns the corner, 2013 could easily prove this theory to be very wrong...
BUD! As usual, I'm 1000% with you. I am just so damn happy every time I open up a 12. Dont think I've been disappointed once

And man, I hope you're right about the 13's. Went DEEP!!
Same, went deeper on 2013 than any other vintage...still sitting on 7/8 bottles of the Montecillo Cab, hopefully they'll be ready for my unborn children!! That said, should have bought waaayyyyy more 2013 Exposition's lol.

But yeah man, 2012 is just epic drinking...so much deliciousness!
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#1930 Post by AlexS » November 9th, 2018, 7:36 pm

Chr!s G|@rn3r wrote:
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BUD! As usual, I'm 1000% with you. I am just so damn happy every time I open up a 12. Dont think I've been disappointed once

And man, I hope you're right about the 13's. Went DEEP!!
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lmao

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#1931 Post by Rich Brown » November 9th, 2018, 8:22 pm

AlexS wrote:
November 5th, 2018, 7:54 pm
bamp

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2014 Kirschenmann Zinfandel

Although not quite the perfumed wonder as in 2012, the 2014 Kirshenmann is still transcendental Zinfandel. On that note, it's difficult expressing just how much finesse the Zins from this magical vineyard continually exhibit -- unparalleled, imo. That said, I think this 2014 is still finding itself and will be a showstopper in 3-4 years; either way, just beautiful and one of the better Zins from Bedrock in a vintage I'd characterize as more challenging for them, especially in terms of near(er) term enjoyment. Give it some air if opening now.

...

On a separate note, this was opened specifically for Mr. Mike "Zinfandel" Dildine on a most important evening...and I know Mike approves this message.

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No idea how I missed this buddy....but another killer note. You captured the vineyard perfectly, and appreciate the insight into the 14. I'll follow your lead and hold off for a few years before popping one.

Side note....we seriously need to see up this Bedrock retrospective. I'm willing to travel. Let's make this happen.

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#1932 Post by Mark Fister » November 10th, 2018, 8:23 am

Rich Brown wrote:
November 9th, 2018, 5:42 pm
2012 Mixed Blacks, Weil a Way Vineyard.

Just so good. Haunting Bedrock perfume and dusty purple fruits and spice on the palate with just the right amount of acidity. I can't emphasize enough how well the Bedrock 12's are drinking. Absolutley crushing right now. Do yourself a favor and open one (doesnt matter which one). I promise you wont regret it.

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Thanks for taking one for the team. Might have to check one out over the holidays.

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#1933 Post by Rich Brown » November 10th, 2018, 7:05 pm

Mark Fister wrote:
November 10th, 2018, 8:23 am
Rich Brown wrote:
November 9th, 2018, 5:42 pm
2012 Mixed Blacks, Weil a Way Vineyard.

Just so good. Haunting Bedrock perfume and dusty purple fruits and spice on the palate with just the right amount of acidity. I can't emphasize enough how well the Bedrock 12's are drinking. Absolutley crushing right now. Do yourself a favor and open one (doesnt matter which one). I promise you wont regret it.

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Thanks for taking one for the team. Might have to check one out over the holidays.
Not sure if you've popped a 12 Bedrock recently Mark but I can promise you I'm definitely not taking one for the team here. All the 12's I've tried have been prime time.....plus I typically find the Weil a Way Mixed Blacks to be one of the few earlier drinkers from the BR stable anyway (in most vintages at least).

No need to wait any longer buddy - let em rip!!

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#1934 Post by JMFrawley » November 10th, 2018, 7:09 pm

Drank the last of my 2012 North Coast Syrah bottles tonight. It was incredibly delicious, as usual!
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#1935 Post by Edward H. Earles » November 11th, 2018, 12:31 pm

We are attending a Zinfandel-themed "Bot Luck" tonight, and our contribution will be a Bedrock 2014 Evangelho Heritage. Pursuant to previous comments here about that vintage, I decanted the wine for 3 hours and then rebottled it. I'll post an addendum if I find anything noteworthy about our bottle, or others we taste.

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#1936 Post by Eric S n y d e r » November 11th, 2018, 1:41 pm

Edward H. Earles wrote:
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We are attending a Zinfandel-themed "Bot Luck" tonight, and our contribution will be a Bedrock 2014 Evangelho Heritage. Pursuant to previous comments here about that vintage, I decanted the wine for 3 hours and then rebottled it. I'll post an addendum if I find anything noteworthy about our bottle, or others we taste.
Please do! I popped a 2014 Evangelho about three weeks ago and I thought it was really good after about 90 mins open (no decant). It only made it to around 2 hours before it was gone, so can’t say what came later, but I’m not complaining [cheers.gif]

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#1937 Post by Edward H. Earles » November 11th, 2018, 7:16 pm

Eric S n y d e r wrote:
November 11th, 2018, 1:41 pm
Edward H. Earles wrote:
November 11th, 2018, 12:31 pm
We are attending a Zinfandel-themed "Bot Luck" tonight, and our contribution will be a Bedrock 2014 Evangelho Heritage. Pursuant to previous comments here about that vintage, I decanted the wine for 3 hours and then rebottled it. I'll post an addendum if I find anything noteworthy about our bottle, or others we taste.
Please do! I popped a 2014 Evangelho about three weeks ago and I thought it was really good after about 90 mins open (no decant). It only made it to around 2 hours before it was gone, so can’t say what came later, but I’m not complaining [cheers.gif]
I'd agree with others here that the wine was too young, although it clearly showed Bedrock character and quality. I'd suggest holding it for at least another 3 years for those who have the wine.

The wines at the tasting were arranged by alcohol content (l-h) and ours, at 14.1%, was the first. There were 11 wines and 17 participants. The lineup was:

Bedrock Evangelho Heritage 2014
Acorn Alegria Vineyard RRV "Medley" 2015
the Federalist Dueling Pistols 2012
Easton Zinfandel Rinaldi Vineyard Fiddletown 2007
Rafanelli Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2007
Sidebar RRV "Red Field Blend" 2014
Seghesio Zinfandel Rockpile 2015
Three Zinfandel Contra Costa County "Live Oak" 2014
Bedrock Sonoma "Bedrock Heritage" 2012
Ledge Zinfandel Dante Dusi Vineyard Templeton Gap 2015
Turley Zinfandel Ueberroth Vineyard Willow Creek Paso 2015 (15.8%)

WOTN for me (by a wide margin) was the Rafanelli, which was well-aged and fully tertiary. My wife liked the Acorn the best, and that was my #2. Group WOTN was the Seghesio, which to both me and my wife, was generic and forgettable.

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#1938 Post by Rich Brown » November 22nd, 2018, 7:49 pm

2008 Bedrock Heirloom

I open one every year for Thanksgiving, and every year I love it even more. Just slaps you in the face (in a good way) with grandmas blueberry pie. So damn delicious you wish you could scoop it up with a fork. But theres plenty of acidity here to keep it fresh, and enough grip to ensure me that my last bottles will be very well received over the next 3 Thanksgivings. Life is good!!

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#1939 Post by Mark Fister » November 25th, 2018, 5:32 pm

Rich Brown wrote:
November 22nd, 2018, 7:49 pm
2008 Bedrock Heirloom

I open one every year for Thanksgiving, and every year I love it even more. Just slaps you in the face (in a good way) with grandmas blueberry pie. So damn delicious you wish you could scoop it up with a fork. But theres plenty of acidity here to keep it fresh, and enough grip to ensure me that my last bottles will be very well received over the next 3 Thanksgivings. Life is good!!

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Nice! Now that is a good way to celebrate Thanksgiving. Just opening an '08 tonight - on to next post...

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#1940 Post by Mark Fister » November 25th, 2018, 5:42 pm

Time to check on the 2008 Lauterbach Syrah at ten years of age. Initial indications are excellent! The color is dark purple like blackberry. Nose is somewhat muted upon decanting, but it reveals some dark fruit over dust. Initial taste is excellent; dark berry fruits mixed with hints of dust, tar, and some briny olive. The body is medium full and the finish lasts for quite awhile. The texture is smooth and welcoming.
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#1941 Post by Steve Gautier » November 25th, 2018, 6:23 pm

Thanks for the note Mark. I am planning on opening my only bottle soon.
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#1942 Post by Rich Brown » November 25th, 2018, 7:04 pm

Mark Fister wrote:
November 25th, 2018, 5:42 pm
Time to check on the 2008 Lauterbach Syrah at ten years of age. Initial indications are excellent! The color is dark purple like blackberry. Nose is somewhat muted upon decanting, but it reveals some dark fruit over dust. Initial taste is excellent; dark berry fruits mixed with hints of dust, tar, and some briny olive. The body is medium full and the finish lasts for quite awhile. The texture is smooth and welcoming.

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Awesome Mark!! And I totally hear you on the 'dusty' note - I tend to find that across many/most bottles of Bedrock. Probably one of my favorite aspects of Morgan's wines.

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#1943 Post by Eric S n y d e r » November 25th, 2018, 9:28 pm

2016 Bedrock Wine Co. Heritage Wine Dolinsek Ranch - USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley (11/25/2018)
This is ripe done right! A lush, vibrant melange of blueberry, creamy strawberry, raspberry, plum, and blood orange balanced by spice, fresh herbs, anise, and stellar acidity. Ready to go now with just a little air time.

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#1944 Post by Scott E. » November 26th, 2018, 8:58 am

2012 Bedrock Heritage - Gave this a couple of hours of air. Very floral nose with some spice. Hi-toned red fruit - almost tart. Some grainy tannins sneak in on the finish. I guess I was expecting something more. Not really in my wheel house. Have one more bottle and may let is sleep another year.
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#1945 Post by AlexS » November 26th, 2018, 10:49 am

Mark Fister wrote:
November 25th, 2018, 5:42 pm
Time to check on the 2008 Lauterbach Syrah at ten years of age. Initial indications are excellent! The color is dark purple like blackberry. Nose is somewhat muted upon decanting, but it reveals some dark fruit over dust. Initial taste is excellent; dark berry fruits mixed with hints of dust, tar, and some briny olive. The body is medium full and the finish lasts for quite awhile. The texture is smooth and welcoming.

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Fantastic note, really appreciate the update as I too have one bottle.
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#1946 Post by ky1em!ttskus » November 29th, 2018, 1:40 pm

‘15 or ‘16 OVZ tonight?

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#1947 Post by Paul Miller » November 29th, 2018, 2:21 pm

From the charity thread
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2013 Bedrock, Puccini Vineyard, Sonoma Valley, Sonoma County, Zinfandel
Popped and poured into cheap glasses with no decant. Big Zin. Deep dark and brooding. Firm tannins and lots of mouthfeel. Somewhat puckering, teeth sucking. Dry Zin with olive, tar, tea. Somewhat woody. Spicy, white pepper. Tart, with tart strawberry and tart raspberry. I would let this sit another couple of years. Wish I could have decanted, and I wish I had also brought our own stems. Still very enjoyable wine, and went great with burgers & fries. Had a few admirers in the restaurant looking at the bottle.

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#1948 Post by Brian Tuite » November 29th, 2018, 4:27 pm

AlexS wrote:
November 26th, 2018, 10:49 am
Mark Fister wrote:
November 25th, 2018, 5:42 pm
Time to check on the 2008 Lauterbach Syrah at ten years of age. Initial indications are excellent! The color is dark purple like blackberry. Nose is somewhat muted upon decanting, but it reveals some dark fruit over dust. Initial taste is excellent; dark berry fruits mixed with hints of dust, tar, and some briny olive. The body is medium full and the finish lasts for quite awhile. The texture is smooth and welcoming.

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Fantastic note, really appreciate the update as I too have one bottle.
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Chili, BBQ, Syrah and Other Things With River Rat (Brian Tuite's Backyard): Poured blind as part of a 6 wine syrah flight. Pepper and smoke, lavender (what I would guess to be a trio of whole cluster imprint). Smooth and polished, terrific depth. Cooked meat, garrigue , tangy and meaty, with the herbal qualities finishing the wine. This is bigger styled but made in a way that is delicious.
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#1949 Post by ky1em!ttskus » November 29th, 2018, 8:53 pm

ky1em!ttskus wrote:
November 29th, 2018, 1:40 pm
‘15 or ‘16 OVZ tonight?
Went with ‘16 as I have more. Young. Delicious. Helped out a berserker. #noregrets

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#1950 Post by Brian Tuite » November 30th, 2018, 6:41 am

ky1em!ttskus wrote:
November 29th, 2018, 8:53 pm
ky1em!ttskus wrote:
November 29th, 2018, 1:40 pm
‘15 or ‘16 OVZ tonight?
Went with ‘16 as I have more. Young. Delicious. Helped out a berserker. #noregrets
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