What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

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Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

#2551 Post by Rich Brown » April 13th, 2020, 9:05 pm

Brian Tuite wrote:
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Tonight my first 2012 Bedrock Wine Co. Cabernet Sauvignon Kamen Vineyard, god damn I said god damn this is a nice Cabernet, who knew Morgan and Chris made Cab like this?
LOVE hearing that Scott! Daughters birthyear so have a few I'm trying to hang onto for a while. Would really like to check in on one though!

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Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

#2552 Post by S. Rash » April 13th, 2020, 9:20 pm

2014 or 2015 Pagani Ranch. Which was a better vintage?
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Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

#2553 Post by Rich Brown » April 14th, 2020, 3:38 pm

S. Rash wrote:
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2014 or 2015 Pagani Ranch. Which was a better vintage?
Love Pagani! As for 14 vs. 15, man, that's a tough call. I'd probably go with the 14 just because of the additional age. But if you're talking about purchasing one...I'd say snag both if you can! [cheers.gif]

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#2554 Post by Albert R » April 14th, 2020, 4:41 pm

I agree with Rich. I would lean towards the 2014 if I had to choose one.
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#2555 Post by tpetty » April 15th, 2020, 1:28 pm

Bought a few Bedrocks because of all the love on these forums.

Opened my first last night - a 2018 cab. Granted, very young - but I was not impressed. I could see through the wine, it didn't have the dark opaque color that I normally associate with a cab. Also low on mouth feel/fullness/tannins. Tasted OK - but no better than any other $30 "value" cab.
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#2556 Post by Rich Brown » April 15th, 2020, 1:40 pm

tpetty wrote:
April 15th, 2020, 1:28 pm
Bought a few Bedrocks because of all the love on these forums.

Opened my first last night - a 2018 cab. Granted, very young - but I was not impressed. I could see through the wine, it didn't have the dark opaque color that I normally associate with a cab. Also low on mouth feel/fullness/tannins. Tasted OK - but no better than any other $30 "value" cab.
Did you buy any zins by chance? I do like some of their single vineyard cabs, but their zins/field blends are what Bedrock is known for. Sounds like you're buying current vintage 2018, so the Old Vine Zin would prob be the only fairly approachable one. Or as mentioned above, some nicely aged options available on Winebid right now for a song.

Who knows, Bedrock just might not be your jam....but you should at least try a zin/field blend before fully writing them off :)

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#2557 Post by tpetty » April 15th, 2020, 1:46 pm

Will do.
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Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

#2558 Post by S. Rash » April 15th, 2020, 3:46 pm

Rich Brown wrote:
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2014 or 2015 Pagani Ranch. Which was a better vintage?
Love Pagani! As for 14 vs. 15, man, that's a tough call. I'd probably go with the 14 just because of the additional age. But if you're talking about purchasing one...I'd say snag both if you can! [cheers.gif]
Yeah, looking at the two on WineBid and couldn't decide. Thanks!
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#2559 Post by Brian S t o t t e r » April 16th, 2020, 5:49 pm

Opened a 2017 Bedrock OVZ tonight. Tried to keep my hands off it before drinking during the Vinous Live session with MTP, but couldn’t wait :)

Oh the perfume! Lovely aromas of slightly ripe black and blue fruits, bramble, cocoa, black licorice, and spice. The wine has become more rounded on the palate since I last had it, tannins soft and already well integrated. Love the QPR on the base bottlings from MTP, absolutely killing it.
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#2560 Post by Mark Fister » April 21st, 2020, 4:16 pm

Decided to dig back in time and go for a 10 year old Bedrock; the Hudson Vineyard North "Pleine de Chêne" syrah from 2010. This to celebrate the occasion of the Bedrock Supplemental 2020 release earlier today. Holy cow is this still a baby and drinking extremely well! Color is deep blackberry purple. Nose is of crushed rock and cassis. The body is full and incredibly smooth. Tastes of dark berry fruit, tar and mineral with a really long finish.
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#2561 Post by Paul Miller » April 21st, 2020, 4:39 pm

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#2562 Post by Mattstolz » April 21st, 2020, 4:48 pm

tpetty wrote:
April 15th, 2020, 1:28 pm
Bought a few Bedrocks because of all the love on these forums.

Opened my first last night - a 2018 cab. Granted, very young - but I was not impressed. I could see through the wine, it didn't have the dark opaque color that I normally associate with a cab. Also low on mouth feel/fullness/tannins. Tasted OK - but no better than any other $30 "value" cab.
EDIT because I mistaken the blend. the bedrock cabs really need age. that being said, these are never gonna be big typical California cabs. its just not the bedrock style. but that's part of why they get the love they do.


I opened a 2018 Cali Syrah last night and it reminded me why I love these value wines from bedrock. so tasty, so reliable.
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Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

#2563 Post by Rich Brown » April 21st, 2020, 4:58 pm

Mattstolz wrote:
April 21st, 2020, 4:48 pm
tpetty wrote:
April 15th, 2020, 1:28 pm
Bought a few Bedrocks because of all the love on these forums.

Opened my first last night - a 2018 cab. Granted, very young - but I was not impressed. I could see through the wine, it didn't have the dark opaque color that I normally associate with a cab. Also low on mouth feel/fullness/tannins. Tasted OK - but no better than any other $30 "value" cab.
I also opened a young bedrock cab (Oakville farmhouse) recently and was not bowled over. they really need age. that being said, these are never gonna be big typical California cabs. its just not the bedrock style. but that's part of why they get the love they do.


I opened a 2018 Cali Syrah last night and it reminded me why I love these value wines from bedrock. so tasty, so reliable.
Oakville Farmhouse is actually a field blend (no cab I dont believe). Was it maybe Kamen or Montecillo?

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Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

#2564 Post by Mattstolz » April 21st, 2020, 5:03 pm

Rich Brown wrote:
April 21st, 2020, 4:58 pm
Mattstolz wrote:
April 21st, 2020, 4:48 pm
tpetty wrote:
April 15th, 2020, 1:28 pm
Bought a few Bedrocks because of all the love on these forums.

Opened my first last night - a 2018 cab. Granted, very young - but I was not impressed. I could see through the wine, it didn't have the dark opaque color that I normally associate with a cab. Also low on mouth feel/fullness/tannins. Tasted OK - but no better than any other $30 "value" cab.
I also opened a young bedrock cab (Oakville farmhouse) recently and was not bowled over. they really need age. that being said, these are never gonna be big typical California cabs. its just not the bedrock style. but that's part of why they get the love they do.


I opened a 2018 Cali Syrah last night and it reminded me why I love these value wines from bedrock. so tasty, so reliable.
Oakville Farmhouse is actually a field blend (no cab I dont believe). Was it maybe Kamen or Montecillo?
oops. you're right. it was an Oakville farmhouse but I forgot it was a blend and not a cab

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Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

#2565 Post by Rich Brown » April 21st, 2020, 5:07 pm

Mattstolz wrote:
April 21st, 2020, 5:03 pm
Rich Brown wrote:
April 21st, 2020, 4:58 pm
Mattstolz wrote:
April 21st, 2020, 4:48 pm


I also opened a young bedrock cab (Oakville farmhouse) recently and was not bowled over. they really need age. that being said, these are never gonna be big typical California cabs. its just not the bedrock style. but that's part of why they get the love they do.


I opened a 2018 Cali Syrah last night and it reminded me why I love these value wines from bedrock. so tasty, so reliable.
Oakville Farmhouse is actually a field blend (no cab I dont believe). Was it maybe Kamen or Montecillo?
oops. you're right. it was an Oakville farmhouse but I forgot it was a blend and not a cab
Totally get it - that wine is super structured! Here's from one of the last releases:

Composed of Negrette, Petite Sirah, Mondeuse, Zinfandel and Carignan along with a small amount of Chenin Blanc, Malvasia Bianca, Colombard, Semillon and Muscadelle

 

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#2566 Post by Steve Gautier » April 21st, 2020, 5:54 pm

Mark Fister wrote:
April 21st, 2020, 4:16 pm
Decided to dig back in time and go for a 10 year old Bedrock; the Hudson Vineyard North "Pleine de Chêne" syrah from 2010. This to celebrate the occasion of the Bedrock Supplemental 2020 release earlier today. Holy cow is this still a baby and drinking extremely well! Color is deep blackberry purple. Nose is of crushed rock and cassis. The body is full and incredibly smooth. Tastes of dark berry fruit, tar and mineral with a really long finish.
I drank my last one last month. Wish I had more.
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#2567 Post by Steve Gautier » April 21st, 2020, 5:56 pm

2015 North Coast Syrah. I can’t imagine a better QPR wine.
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#2568 Post by Mark Fister » April 21st, 2020, 7:56 pm

I feel a bit of remorse with respect to posting my earlier tasting note as a way to celebrate the latest release. Given the advance notice, I had already pulled a bottle thinking that it would be good to raise a glass for the charitable donation that Bedrock is making as a part of this release's profits. I only read the end of the release email (actually Morgan's post on the other thread in Wine Berserkers) about an hour ago and realized that a celebration is not quite the right way to reflect on the moment. At any rate, it really warms the heart to see examples like this where folks are helping others.

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#2569 Post by Peter Petersen » April 23rd, 2020, 7:58 pm

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Thought I had almost no Bedrock left, but found a case that included 6 cabs from 2009 and 2010 and the 2009 Zin "O Brother".
Score! Let us know about that 'O Brother' zin!
Sadly, it was mildly corked!

However, the '15 Evangelho is excellent, I remember this as one of my favorites back when it came out.

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#2570 Post by Rich Brown » April 23rd, 2020, 10:25 pm

Peter Petersen wrote:
April 23rd, 2020, 7:58 pm
Rich Brown wrote:
March 8th, 2020, 6:19 pm
Peter Petersen wrote:
March 8th, 2020, 3:39 pm
Thought I had almost no Bedrock left, but found a case that included 6 cabs from 2009 and 2010 and the 2009 Zin "O Brother".
Score! Let us know about that 'O Brother' zin!
Sadly, it was mildly corked!

However, the '15 Evangelho is excellent, I remember this as one of my favorites back when it came out.
Arghhhh. Bummer on that 09 buddy - would have been fun to try!

Glad you dug the Evangelho though!

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#2571 Post by Peter Shurman » April 24th, 2020, 6:49 pm

2017 Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon

drank a lot better than the first bottle we tried back in Feb.

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#2572 Post by JDavisRoby » April 24th, 2020, 7:10 pm

Opened a 2017 Montecillo Cabernet. I think we committed infanticide. Been open about five hours and it’s starting to round into a delicious form. But, still obvious this wine needs time.

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#2573 Post by AD Northup » April 26th, 2020, 7:01 pm

2013 Monte Rosso vs. same vintage and vineyard from Seghesio. Very finessed, in a brilliant place after 4 hours decanting, but definitely still with a few years to go.
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#2574 Post by Michael Martin » April 26th, 2020, 7:15 pm

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#2575 Post by Keith_B » April 27th, 2020, 3:50 pm

Had my first Lulu ever yesterday, very enjoyable and I see what all the buzz is about. Glad I loaded up on some more in the release last week.
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#2576 Post by Brandon R » May 4th, 2020, 8:23 am

  • 2016 Bedrock Wine Co. Heritage Wine Evangelho Vineyard - USA, California, San Francisco Bay, Contra Costa County (5/4/2020)
    This was given a 2-hour decant. Great nose with spicy red fruit, a little note of chicory(?), and something very pleasingly floral too. Very complex nose already. The palate is perfectly balanced with great lifting acidity. Copious fruits including dark cherry and raspberry, with other notes of interest that I can't identify. This really makes you want to keep coming back. Delicious and could likely improve with some more time. (92 pts.)
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#2577 Post by Peter Petersen » May 4th, 2020, 9:24 am

Drank the '10 Bedrock, Cab last night. This was great from the beginning. Bayleaf, sage, mint, and wonderful blackcurrants dominate the nose. Vibrant lively acidity makes this concentrated wine so drinkable right now. Definitely still has a tannic spine which to me became more pronounced after being open for 3 hrs. Classic CA cab that reminds me of a '96 Leoville Poyferre I drank a few years ago.

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#2578 Post by Brian S t o t t e r » May 4th, 2020, 11:29 am

Just posting to say I still have 10 of 12 bottles of my 2019 Lulu case shipped this spring.

Might need to open one for the Zoom event this week though :D
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#2579 Post by Brian S t o t t e r » May 7th, 2020, 4:50 pm

2010 Bedrock Wine Co. The Bedrock Heirloom - USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Valley (5/7/2020)

Pop n' pour in a GGG and followed over time in the glass. Bought as a backfill from K&L. You'd be hard pressed to tell me this wine is 10 years old. Lots of primary fruit notes present, including blackberry, boysenberry tea, dried/crushed blueberry, and a touch of orange peel. On the palate there is mostly black fruit with some cedar, graphite, and baking spice. Good concentration and weight on the palate, with medium acidity and dusty tannins that are well-integrated.

I think the drinking window on CT is wrong, as this has plenty of stuffing and may even get better with a little more time in the cellar. If I had more of this bottle I'd keep for another 5-7 years before opening again. (93 pts.)
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#2580 Post by Mich@el Ch@ng » May 7th, 2020, 5:02 pm

2017 ovz, great w Santa Maria tri tip

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#2581 Post by Kris Patten » May 7th, 2020, 9:50 pm

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
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2017 ovz, great w Santa Maria tri tip
Newer to Bedrock, have you had 2018 and if so when is good to drink.....first one was brutally young.
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#2582 Post by Rich Brown » May 7th, 2020, 10:31 pm

Brian S t o t t e r wrote:
May 7th, 2020, 4:50 pm
2010 Bedrock Wine Co. The Bedrock Heirloom - USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Valley (5/7/2020)

Pop n' pour in a GGG and followed over time in the glass. Bought as a backfill from K&L. You'd be hard pressed to tell me this wine is 10 years old. Lots of primary fruit notes present, including blackberry, boysenberry tea, dried/crushed blueberry, and a touch of orange peel. On the palate there is mostly black fruit with some cedar, graphite, and baking spice. Good concentration and weight on the palate, with medium acidity and dusty tannins that are well-integrated.

I think the drinking window on CT is wrong, as this has plenty of stuffing and may even get better with a little more time in the cellar. If I had more of this bottle I'd keep for another 5-7 years before opening again. (93 pts.)
Killer note Brian and spot on with my experiences as well. Love this wine and feel like it has a long life ahead of it.

And great to see you/hang out on the zoom tasting tonight! Such an awesome event!

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#2583 Post by Mich@el Ch@ng » May 8th, 2020, 4:14 am

Kris Patten wrote:
May 7th, 2020, 9:50 pm
Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
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2017 ovz, great w Santa Maria tri tip
Newer to Bedrock, have you had 2018 and if so when is good to drink.....first one was brutally young.
I think ovz is usually better with a few years age, 4-5 from vintage date, but 17 seems to have been reasonably accessible early.

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#2584 Post by Brian S t o t t e r » May 8th, 2020, 6:53 am

Rich Brown wrote:
May 7th, 2020, 10:31 pm
Brian S t o t t e r wrote:
May 7th, 2020, 4:50 pm
2010 Bedrock Wine Co. The Bedrock Heirloom - USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Valley (5/7/2020)

Pop n' pour in a GGG and followed over time in the glass. Bought as a backfill from K&L. You'd be hard pressed to tell me this wine is 10 years old. Lots of primary fruit notes present, including blackberry, boysenberry tea, dried/crushed blueberry, and a touch of orange peel. On the palate there is mostly black fruit with some cedar, graphite, and baking spice. Good concentration and weight on the palate, with medium acidity and dusty tannins that are well-integrated.

I think the drinking window on CT is wrong, as this has plenty of stuffing and may even get better with a little more time in the cellar. If I had more of this bottle I'd keep for another 5-7 years before opening again. (93 pts.)
Killer note Brian and spot on with my experiences as well. Love this wine and feel like it has a long life ahead of it.

And great to see you/hang out on the zoom tasting tonight! Such an awesome event!
You too Rich! Hopefully one day we can meet up in person and kick back some Bedrock together :)
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2017 Goodfellow Family Cellars Durant Vineyard Chardonnay
2015 Laherte Frères Champagne Blanc des Blancs Extra Brut Les Grands Crayeres
2001 Joh. Jos. Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese
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#2585 Post by Rich Brown » May 8th, 2020, 11:41 am

Brian S t o t t e r wrote:
May 8th, 2020, 6:53 am
Rich Brown wrote:
May 7th, 2020, 10:31 pm
Brian S t o t t e r wrote:
May 7th, 2020, 4:50 pm
2010 Bedrock Wine Co. The Bedrock Heirloom - USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Valley (5/7/2020)

Pop n' pour in a GGG and followed over time in the glass. Bought as a backfill from K&L. You'd be hard pressed to tell me this wine is 10 years old. Lots of primary fruit notes present, including blackberry, boysenberry tea, dried/crushed blueberry, and a touch of orange peel. On the palate there is mostly black fruit with some cedar, graphite, and baking spice. Good concentration and weight on the palate, with medium acidity and dusty tannins that are well-integrated.

I think the drinking window on CT is wrong, as this has plenty of stuffing and may even get better with a little more time in the cellar. If I had more of this bottle I'd keep for another 5-7 years before opening again. (93 pts.)
Killer note Brian and spot on with my experiences as well. Love this wine and feel like it has a long life ahead of it.

And great to see you/hang out on the zoom tasting tonight! Such an awesome event!
You too Rich! Hopefully one day we can meet up in person and kick back some Bedrock together :)
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#2586 Post by Jeff_M. » May 8th, 2020, 11:53 am

Brian S t o t t e r wrote:
May 8th, 2020, 6:53 am
Rich Brown wrote:
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2010 Bedrock Wine Co. The Bedrock Heirloom - USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Valley (5/7/2020)

Pop n' pour in a GGG and followed over time in the glass. Bought as a backfill from K&L. You'd be hard pressed to tell me this wine is 10 years old. Lots of primary fruit notes present, including blackberry, boysenberry tea, dried/crushed blueberry, and a touch of orange peel. On the palate there is mostly black fruit with some cedar, graphite, and baking spice. Good concentration and weight on the palate, with medium acidity and dusty tannins that are well-integrated.

I think the drinking window on CT is wrong, as this has plenty of stuffing and may even get better with a little more time in the cellar. If I had more of this bottle I'd keep for another 5-7 years before opening again. (93 pts.)
Killer note Brian and spot on with my experiences as well. Love this wine and feel like it has a long life ahead of it.

And great to see you/hang out on the zoom tasting tonight! Such an awesome event!
You too Rich! Hopefully one day we can meet up in person and kick back some Bedrock together :)
Maybe we can schedule a Berserker tasting at the Hooker House when we are all clear to do so. Release party or something up there?
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Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

#2587 Post by Brian S t o t t e r » May 8th, 2020, 3:04 pm

Doing inventory at my locker and switching to Weinboxes. I don’t think I have enough Bedrock.
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#2588 Post by JackW e i s s b e r g » May 9th, 2020, 3:58 pm

I had the 2017 Pato Heritage during the zoom call, and thought I'd post on it. This was my first Pato. Nose was full, and interesting. Intense darker blackberry with a bit of brush and sage in as well adding a savory bit. On tasting, after a 1 hour decant there was up front fruit but a really long back end that turned deep and menthol. This is definitely not what I was expecting from the nose, but made it interesting and complex. From what I can tell from the release notes there is petite in here, so that would be the dark side, but the savory side going to menthol isn't something you find often in Zin, which I'm assuming is most of the rest. After 2 hours, the fruit came on stronger, and the savory still, but more fruit in the long finish. Intriguing, and well worth getting into.

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#2589 Post by Sean_S » May 10th, 2020, 8:56 am

2017 Wirz Riesling - Nice wine. More chiseled on day 1. A little ripe and rounder on day 2. Florals notes on the nose really came forward on the 2nd day. Just a baby. Too bad I've polished off all of Bedrock rieslings so young.
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#2590 Post by Gabe Berk » May 11th, 2020, 9:44 pm

2018 Californian Syrah. QPR times infinity. $18-$20 for a wine that could sell for a $30-$40 bottle price. Should hold up for years too. Hard to say that for bottles in that price range...

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Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

#2591 Post by jon leifer » May 12th, 2020, 7:41 pm

2013 Bedrock North Coast Syrah..I am an old Bedrock drinker, (in more ways than one,) going back, as far as I can tell to Morgan's 2008 vintage..having consumed all too many Bedrocks before their time, I have come to the hard learned conclusion that Bedrocks need at least 4-5 yrs to show their best..Looks like Brian's locker has about the same number of Bedrocks that I have consumed over the yrs, congrats Brian,well done, looks like you have the makings of some great drinking in the years to come. Longstory short, the 2013 Syrah is in a great place currently, drinking quite well, no signs of going OTH and shd easily be at least a 10 yr wine..and, as usual, a great QPR.
Enjoy!!

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#2592 Post by Brian S t o t t e r » May 12th, 2020, 7:44 pm

jon leifer wrote:
May 12th, 2020, 7:41 pm
2013 Bedrock North Coast Syrah..I am an old Bedrock drinker, (in more ways than one,) going back, as far as I can tell to Morgan's 2008 vintage..having consumed all too many Bedrocks before their time, I have come to the hard learned conclusion that Bedrocks need at least 4-5 yrs to show their best..Looks like Brian's locker has about the same number of Bedrocks that I have consumed over the yrs, congrats Brian,well done, looks like you have the makings of some great drinking in the years to come. Longstory short, the 2013 Syrah is in a great place currently, drinking quite well, no signs of going OTH and shd easily be at least a 10 yr wine..and, as usual, a great QPR.
Enjoy!!
Wish I discovered Morgan when I first got into wine. Trying hard to keep my hands off these bins for awhile :)
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#2593 Post by Steve Gautier » May 13th, 2020, 6:14 am

jon leifer wrote:
May 12th, 2020, 7:41 pm
2013 Bedrock North Coast Syrah..I am an old Bedrock drinker, (in more ways than one,) going back, as far as I can tell to Morgan's 2008 vintage..having consumed all too many Bedrocks before their time, I have come to the hard learned conclusion that Bedrocks need at least 4-5 yrs to show their best..Looks like Brian's locker has about the same number of Bedrocks that I have consumed over the yrs, congrats Brian,well done, looks like you have the makings of some great drinking in the years to come. Longstory short, the 2013 Syrah is in a great place currently, drinking quite well, no signs of going OTH and shd easily be at least a 10 yr wine..and, as usual, a great QPR.
Enjoy!!

It snowed here Saturday, Mother Nature gave us a break for Mother's Day, was sunny and comfortable..then gave us the finger to remind us about climate change..it snowed here today..We are in the hills above Siberacuse..For those of you not residing in the Northeast or in ACC country, Siberacuse = Syracuse..
Great to hear. I have 4 of these left since I am in the same camp when it comes to aging Bedrock.
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#2594 Post by Jeff_M. » May 13th, 2020, 6:53 am

Brian S t o t t e r wrote:
May 12th, 2020, 7:44 pm
jon leifer wrote:
May 12th, 2020, 7:41 pm
2013 Bedrock North Coast Syrah..I am an old Bedrock drinker, (in more ways than one,) going back, as far as I can tell to Morgan's 2008 vintage..having consumed all too many Bedrocks before their time, I have come to the hard learned conclusion that Bedrocks need at least 4-5 yrs to show their best..Looks like Brian's locker has about the same number of Bedrocks that I have consumed over the yrs, congrats Brian,well done, looks like you have the makings of some great drinking in the years to come. Longstory short, the 2013 Syrah is in a great place currently, drinking quite well, no signs of going OTH and shd easily be at least a 10 yr wine..and, as usual, a great QPR.
Enjoy!!
Wish I discovered Morgan when I first got into wine. Trying hard to keep my hands off these bins for awhile :)
Keep all of my Bedrock's at my off site locker so I don't mess with them young. I bring back some Lulu to enjoy when I put my shipments away. Bedrock has very quickly become the #2 winery in my cellar behind Carlisle.
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#2595 Post by Brian S t o t t e r » May 13th, 2020, 7:29 am

Jeff_M. wrote:
May 13th, 2020, 6:53 am
Brian S t o t t e r wrote:
May 12th, 2020, 7:44 pm
jon leifer wrote:
May 12th, 2020, 7:41 pm
2013 Bedrock North Coast Syrah..I am an old Bedrock drinker, (in more ways than one,) going back, as far as I can tell to Morgan's 2008 vintage..having consumed all too many Bedrocks before their time, I have come to the hard learned conclusion that Bedrocks need at least 4-5 yrs to show their best..Looks like Brian's locker has about the same number of Bedrocks that I have consumed over the yrs, congrats Brian,well done, looks like you have the makings of some great drinking in the years to come. Longstory short, the 2013 Syrah is in a great place currently, drinking quite well, no signs of going OTH and shd easily be at least a 10 yr wine..and, as usual, a great QPR.
Enjoy!!
Wish I discovered Morgan when I first got into wine. Trying hard to keep my hands off these bins for awhile :)
Keep all of my Bedrock's at my off site locker so I don't mess with them young. I bring back some Lulu to enjoy when I put my shipments away. Bedrock has very quickly become the #2 winery in my cellar behind Carlisle.
Same about the Lulu, and the OVZ (still have some 2015s). Easily my #1 red producer in my cellar.
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Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

#2596 Post by JeremyMullman » May 18th, 2020, 11:50 am

2018 LuLu last night, drinking splendidly. Although I think I preferred the exuberance of the just-off-the-truck 2019 to this slightly mellower version. (It certainly is not hard to drink these young.)

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#2597 Post by Scott E. » May 18th, 2020, 12:45 pm

2013 Monte Rosso Zin - quite enjoyable!
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#2598 Post by Glenn L e v i n e » May 19th, 2020, 6:58 pm

Uncorked our first 2015 Nervo tonight with chili mac ‘n chee. Some of y’all didn’t love this wine?

More reminiscent, and more enjoyable, than the Ridge 97 Nervo, as opposed to the Claret-like balance of the Ridge 96 Nervo. That 96 was a sexy mf for nearly a generation.

Anyway this wine has a bright energy and overt palate attack, should have been a 1L bottle. High delicious factor. Bet the 18 will be a Cheech Marin love maa-cheen.
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#2599 Post by Rich Brown » May 20th, 2020, 8:14 am

Glenn L e v i n e wrote:
May 19th, 2020, 6:58 pm
Uncorked our first 2015 Nervo tonight with chili mac ‘n chee. Some of y’all didn’t love this wine?

More reminiscent, and more enjoyable, than the Ridge 97 Nervo, as opposed to the Claret-like balance of the Ridge 96 Nervo. That 96 was a sexy mf for nearly a generation.

Anyway this wine has a bright energy and overt palate attack, should have been a 1L bottle. High delicious factor. Bet the 18 will be a Cheech Marin love maa-cheen.
Nice man - huge bonus anytime you can work Cheech into a TN ;)

Per the feedback here, it sounds like the Nervo has improved each vintage. The 2013 was......not my favorite. Looking forward to opening a more recent release at some point.

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#2600 Post by Glenn L e v i n e » May 22nd, 2020, 5:48 pm

My Bedrock cellar project has commenced. By the end of the weekend I’ll have 216 bottles of Bedrock in one new, double-deep, wood rack!

The largest holding in my cellar getting a bit organized, finally.
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