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#51 Post by Michael Martin » April 20th, 2020, 7:01 pm

I think the 100 pointers recently sold on Winebid for around $250 ish each.
CT has them at $238-$264 each.

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#52 Post by markjchambers » April 20th, 2020, 7:09 pm

What is the story on the Exposition syrahs? What made them special and why aren't they made any more?

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#53 Post by Michael Martin » April 20th, 2020, 7:24 pm

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April 20th, 2020, 7:09 pm
What is the story on the Exposition syrahs? What made them special and why aren't they made any more?
Here is the Cliff Notes version.

Morgan tried to see if he could make a 100 point Parker wine which was outside his house Syrah style and he did it three ways with varying amounts of Viognier. He eventually reached the 100 point goal with the 2013 set. There were some issues in the vineyard and many of the Syrah vines were lost. He still makes a version of the wine, but not in the three bottle series as he did in ‘11, ‘12 and ‘13.

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#54 Post by Mattstolz » April 20th, 2020, 7:30 pm

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April 20th, 2020, 7:09 pm
What is the story on the Exposition syrahs? What made them special and why aren't they made any more?
I always think of them as the "Ode to Lala" trio. Like Bedrock trying their hand at the Guigal LaLa wines. More new oak, riper, etc.

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#55 Post by joejolesch » April 20th, 2020, 8:25 pm

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April 20th, 2020, 3:24 pm
I'm new here and I've not heard of Bedrock before now, but can see there's a lot of excitement about the winery. I'd like to sign up for the mailing list but I'm worried that it might be out of my price range. What do these wines run? Is there a minimum or maximum order?
Welcome to the forum! It’s hard to beat the quality for the price (QPR) of Bedrock across all their offerings. Their staples are excellent for $19; Old Vine Zin and Ode to Lulu are board favorites.

What kinds of wine do you enjoy? With shipping, the value deteriorates the fewer you order so it would be helpful to understand what you like to drink before ordering a case. IMHO, you couldn’t go wrong with 4 OVZ, 6 Lulu, and 2 heritage for a sampler case...that way you can let the reds rest while enjoying an insanely good Rosé this spring (it likely won’t make it to the summer).

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#56 Post by B Thorne » April 20th, 2020, 9:51 pm

joejolesch wrote:
April 20th, 2020, 8:25 pm
KC Cormack wrote:
April 20th, 2020, 3:24 pm
I'm new here and I've not heard of Bedrock before now, but can see there's a lot of excitement about the winery. I'd like to sign up for the mailing list but I'm worried that it might be out of my price range. What do these wines run? Is there a minimum or maximum order?
Welcome to the forum! It’s hard to beat the quality for the price (QPR) of Bedrock across all their offerings. Their staples are excellent for $19; Old Vine Zin and Ode to Lulu are board favorites.

What kinds of wine do you enjoy? With shipping, the value deteriorates the fewer you order so it would be helpful to understand what you like to drink before ordering a case. IMHO, you couldn’t go wrong with 4 OVZ, 6 Lulu, and 2 heritage for a sampler case...that way you can let the reds rest while enjoying an insanely good Rosé this spring (it likely won’t make it to the summer).
Great suggestions here. That rose seriously, seriously rocks.
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#57 Post by Morgan Twain-Peterson » April 21st, 2020, 7:29 am

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Hey Everyone,

Here are the wines for the release tomorrow. We are still working out pricing but new wines and the fun little things like Shake Ridge Barbera and Under the Mountain Carignan will be in the typical vein of Bedrock pricing. The Weill Exposition series wines are obviously a little harder to price and we have been looking at wine-searcher and other outlets to get a sense of what market value is.

Library Release Wines:

2011 Weill Exposition Series 1,2 and 3
2012 Weill Exposition Series 1,2 and 3
2013 Weill Exposition Series 1,2 and 3

2012 Cuvee Caritas White Wine (Monte Rosso Semillon based)
I am really happy to be releasing the last few cases of this wine that we have been hoarding in the back of the warehouse for nearly seven years now. It is drinking beautifully, and the figgy, dense and savory Semillon character is coming out in spades. This isn’t quite as developed as one of the Kalin releases of Semillon (a high-water mark for aged Semillon in California in our book) that I love so much but one is starting to see a kinship develop. Just a reminder, as the last vintage we released of this was the 2016, this comes from the oldest Semillon I know of in America planted at Monte Rosso along with some Sauvignon Blanc from Kick Ranch in what is now the Fountaingrove AVA.

2013 Kamen Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
We had the privilege of making this wine for two years and purposefully held a small amount back for a library release, knowing it would likely age beautifully. This is classic Moon Mountain Cabernet from one of the most impeccably farmed vineyards I have seen.


Previously Unreleased Cellar Selections

2014 Puccini Vineyard Zinfandel
One of our last vintages on its own from this 1 acre jewel placed deep in the folds of the western edge of Sonoma Valley as yields have been so reduced in recent years (this vineyard had fire burn through it in 2017) and a wine we have been loath to release as so little was made. The vines here were planted in 1906 and put out small amounts of elegant, spice-driven fruit. Following open-top fermentation in a small fermenter this was aged in neutral oak prior to bottling in Fall of 2015.

2015 Under the Mountain Vineyard Carignane
This comes from our first year working with this lovely site located in the toes of the Santa Cruz Mountains outside of Morgan Hill. Over the last few years the Gregory family has put an enormous amount of sweat and love into rehabilitating this vineyard from what was previously a pretty sorry state. Though the Zinfandel in 2015 was only good enough to make Old Vine, in 2015 we were so taken with this vibrant and dense expression of Carignan that we wanted to bottle some of it up on its own. The only time this wine has been shown to the public was when I had the good fortune to accompany Kelli White and Matt Naumann (Newfound Wines) on a trip to Chile last year for the first annual seminar on Carignan where I think it acquitted itself quite well (though my memory is fogged by all the Pisco we drank).

2017 Shake Ridge Barbera
This was our first vintage working with a few rows of Barbera from Ann Kraemer’s magical Shake Ridge Ranch in Amador County. I have always loved Barbera for its forthright beauty and fruit profile, and it tends to do very well in Amador County as the warm daytime temperatures tends to ameliorate the rambunctious and biting acidity the variety is so naturally blessed with. Since it was our first year, we simply destemmed the fruit into a 1 ton fermenter, let it ferment to dryness and pressed it to a couple neutral large puncheons— the overall hope being just to get a read on the fruit in its most basic form. Well, turns out this ain’t no basic, ahem, Barbera. The team loved the wine so much that we bottled up a barrel as much for personal consumption as anything else.


New Release Wines:

Bedrock 2018 Papera Ranch Heritage Wine
Papera Ranch, a fixture on the royal court of the Piner-Olivet area of the Russian River Valley, always seems to make wines that balance the intense blue fruit the area is so well known for with an additional layer of tensions and energy created by the large amount of Carignan and other mixed varieties found in our unique little block. I always love to compare this wine to those of Carlisle Vineyard, located just a few blocks away, as the wines are so different despite their nearness in locale. Whereas Carlisle tends to be more Marilyn or Chippendale dancer- bodacious and sultry—Papera is more Katherine Hepburn or Laurence Olivier—gorgeous and talented but perhaps more likely to read something in iambic pentameter.

Bedrock 2018 Ode to Lucien Red Wine
Ode to Lucien is our love-letter to the reds of Bandol—a wine born of the unique California soils and climes that traces its consanguinity back to northern edge of the Mediterranean Sea. Only made in years where we feel Mataro is particularly good, this wine is based around the dense and expressive fruit from Evangelho Vineyard’s Block 6 and 7, some of which was fermented with a larger percentage of whole cluster than normal. This core element was blended into a 600 -gallon neutral foudre along with a small amount of Grenache from Gibson Ranch and Cinsault from Bechthold Vineyard for aromatic expressiveness and a trace of textural softening. This wine is a pup and will need a good decanting if opened early in its life as it is a bit wild and savage (not kill-your-husband-and-feed-him-to-a-tiger savage, just a little undomesticated).

Bedrock 2019 Judge Sauvignon Blanc
From the stone-strewn hillsides on the far end of Bennett Valley (what we just call “way o’er there” from our part of Sonoma Valley), Judge Sauvignon Blanc is always some of the most distinct and expressive fruit that enters the winery each year. Its very cool locale means it typically comes in quite late in harvest and maintains penetrating acidity despite the natural weight and exotic aromatics that comes from the musque clone, low yields and stony soils. Fermented in a mixture of cigare and Austrian Stockinger barrels, this wine stylistically leans more towards Bordeaux Blanc than the many reductively produced examples of the variety out there.

Bedrock 2018 Drummond's Cuvee Petite Sirah
Drummond’s Cuvee, named for J.H. Drummond, who introduced Petite Sirah to California in the early 1880s at his Kenwood nursery, is our love letter to this chameleon-like variety (well, maybe a chameleon that can only turn various shades of dark). The 2018 comes entirely from the single old-vine Petite Sirah block at Teldeschi Ranch on the Dry Creek Bench. Here, the 100+ year old Pets is field blended with small amounts of Cinsault, Peloursin, Carignan and Vaccarese, all of whom contribute some elegance and perfume to the variety’s natural extensity and propensity towards density of dimensity (I have been at home too long….). This is delicious Petite Sirah and actually a bit more civil than one might expect from the variety.

Cellar Staples:

2019 Ode to Lulu Rose
2018 Old Vine Zinfandel
2018 California Syrah
2018 Bedrock Heritage Wine
2018 Evangelho Heritage Wine
2018 Pagani Ranch Heritage Wine

Awesome Morgan - those unreleased wines sound really interesting!

For the New Releases, is this going to be the only time that you offer them up....or will they also be available in the upcoming 'normal' release? In other words....do I need to make sure and snag Papera and Drummonds tomorrow? Thanks!
Heya- this will likely be the only time they are offered as they are all pretty small production (Papera was only 5 barrels for instance). That said, we have no way to anticipate what response might be today. The hope was to offer a few things now and make the Fall Release a bit smaller. As you will read in the release newsletter the lack of restaurant and retail business has really killed cash flow so on top of doing something for restaurant folks who are hurting we are also trying to smooth out winery operations a bit. Cheers! -M

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#58 Post by Robert M yers » April 21st, 2020, 7:37 am

Michael Martin wrote:
April 20th, 2020, 7:24 pm
markjchambers wrote:
April 20th, 2020, 7:09 pm
What is the story on the Exposition syrahs? What made them special and why aren't they made any more?
Here is the Cliff Notes version.

Morgan tried to see if he could make a 100 point Parker wine which was outside his house Syrah style and he did it three ways with varying amounts of Viognier. He eventually reached the 100 point goal with the 2013 set. There were some issues in the vineyard and many of the Syrah vines were lost. He still makes a version of the wine, but not in the three bottle series as he did in ‘11, ‘12 and ‘13.
Should be a good on a resume for a consulting winemaker business I’d think.

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#59 Post by Rich Brown » April 21st, 2020, 7:47 am

Perfect! Thanks for confirming that Morgan!

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#60 Post by mpsuh » April 21st, 2020, 7:58 am

joejolesch wrote:
April 20th, 2020, 8:25 pm
KC Cormack wrote:
April 20th, 2020, 3:24 pm
I'm new here and I've not heard of Bedrock before now, but can see there's a lot of excitement about the winery. I'd like to sign up for the mailing list but I'm worried that it might be out of my price range. What do these wines run? Is there a minimum or maximum order?
Welcome to the forum! It’s hard to beat the quality for the price (QPR) of Bedrock across all their offerings. Their staples are excellent for $19; Old Vine Zin and Ode to Lulu are board favorites.

What kinds of wine do you enjoy? With shipping, the value deteriorates the fewer you order so it would be helpful to understand what you like to drink before ordering a case. IMHO, you couldn’t go wrong with 4 OVZ, 6 Lulu, and 2 heritage for a sampler case...that way you can let the reds rest while enjoying an insanely good Rosé this spring (it likely won’t make it to the summer).
I'm also new to Bedrock and got my first shipment a month ago. Ode to Lulu was phenomenal. I might have to buy more... my wallet says no but my heart (mouth!?) says yes
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#61 Post by Morgan Twain-Peterson » April 21st, 2020, 8:04 am

And for those who might want to read the release write-up here it is. Definitely a little more business-talk then I normally like but I haven't seen too many things written on the current situations impact on small wineries though I have talked with many winery friends and we are all seeing very similar things.

Hi Everyone,

Like so many small businesses, we are feeling the severe impact of COVID-19. This is the scariest time we’ve gone through since the winery started in 2007, and our heartbreak is compounded as we watch fellow wineries and beloved restaurants struggle under economic realities unfathomable just a few months ago. “It takes a village to make a wine” has been printed on our corks since the first vintage, and we’ve never been more grateful for our village. We take your patronage of Bedrock wines extraordinarily seriously, and it has been tremendously heartening to read the messages of support people have been sending our way and to see all the photos of folks pairing Bedrock with meals at home. The knowledge that our wines might spark a flicker of joy for people is just about all we could hope for, and I know good bottles have brightened up some of the darker days on our end.

After much thought, we decided to add a direct release to this year’s schedule. We didn’t come to this decision lightly, but we’re excited about what this release allows us to do:

Fill up those depleting cellars – we have received a lot of requests for additional Ode to Lulu, Old Vine and others! We are offering a few Bedrock staples here that were originally earmarked for restaurants and our currently closed tasting room.
Lend a helping hand to our restaurant partners by donating 20% of our profits from this release to the Restaurant Workers' Community Foundation and James Beard Community Fund.
Release some library wines and smaller “deep cuts” from the cellar. Our wines are typically offered as guaranteed allocations, which means that some small-production and experimental wines aren’t large enough to release, as there is often only a barrel or two produced. Since this release is first-come, first-serve, we can offer up some jewels from back of the cellar. (A note to doctors and other shift workers: our guaranteed allocations actually started in 2009 at the request of an ER doc. If our release is during your shift, email us—we have a plan!)
Stabilize our own business, so we can continue to care for our employees and suppliers.

Given these unprecedented times, I wanted to write a bit about what we are seeing from our small corner of the wine industry. I don’t typically share much about the business of wine, because it’s usually more interesting to write about vineyards, winemaking, and the wines themselves. However, now seems like a fitting time to talk about the economic realities of running a small winery. To be honest, my biggest fear in writing something a bit more candid and raw is that it will be interpreted as a “woe is us” epistle, which is something I really don’t want. Our winery is one of millions of small businesses impacted as the economic framework that we know melts like a Dali-clock on the canvas of the status quo. My hope is to give some insight into Bedrock’s business situation and shed light on what is happening at many small wineries across the country.

The very first Bedrock wines were released against the backdrop of the 2008 financial crisis (the first release was shortly after the fall of Lehmann Bros.). That experience has informed many of the core tenets of winery operations. We seek to provide wines that present quality and intellectual interest for their price, are diverse across price points, keep overhead as low as possible, balance sales between our lovely mailing list and independent retailers & restaurants, balance grapes between vineyards that we lease/own and fruit purchased from our cadre of excellent long-term growers, pay down loans on schedule, and squirrel away a little cash for a rainy day. In many ways, we hoped we were set up well for the next disturbance in the economic force.

The effects of this crisis on restaurants have been well documented, and our hearts hurt for so many dear friends and colleagues who have felt the repeated hammer strokes of this disaster. Unfortunately hammer strokes carry deep reverberations outward and all of those who are part of the restaurant supply chain, wineries prominent among these, are feeling the ripple effects as a main source of reliable sales disappeared overnight. Current independent wine retail success is mixed, depending on local regulations – some are doing well, others just OK, and others have been required to close. Chain grocery stores and larger retailers seem to be doing the best from a wine sales perspective, but since most wines sold in such locations are controlled by large companies, it has had little benefit for small and independent wineries. We have chosen to build relationships over the last thirteen years with independent retailers and restaurants, because our general ethos, nerdery and love of good food & wine all align. We work with a range of specialized, smaller distributors around the country that focus on supplying these independent accounts. When these small businesses struggle, our whole distribution ecosystem is hobbled. In straightforward terms, we have seen a 75% decrease in distribution sales and an even greater drop in payment for wine already delivered to now-closed restaurants & retailers.

To compound the cash crunch, both 2018 and 2019 were large harvests – nearly 30% higher than expected. The rainy day fund we had worked so hard to create was depleted as we paid growers and bottled more wine, knowing it would be a couple years until that wine sold and we could refill our piggy bank. There are many joys in working with an agrarian crop like grapes, but the capriciousness of annual production is a constant challenge.

Given all of that, here’s what we are doing to weather this storm:

Our first priority has been to retain as much liquidity as possible, so we can maintain salary and health care for our team. Like everyone else we know, we applied for relief from the Small Business Administration Paycheck Protection Program, and like 75% of California applicants we did not receive funding; we are optimistic that additional funds will be added, but like my mentor says, “Don’t build your business plans on promises from the government.” From a vineyard and cellar side, we have suspended all redevelopment at Bedrock Vineyard and a couple capital intensive improvements planned for the cellar; that means another year or two until we can plant the Zin, Grenache, Carignan, Mondeuse, Negrette, Port varieties, Godello, Viosinho, Arinto and mixed whites that we’re so excited about. We have also made the painful decision to cut many of our non-estate and non-essential vineyards (don’t worry, Pagani, Old Hill, and other favorites are definitely essential!), as we fully expect the lingering effects of this situation to last several years. This has been especially painful, because our team has been working with many of these vineyard owners on rehabilitation for years, nurturing their old vines back to vineyard designate status while using the fruit for Bedrock mainstays like Old Vine Zin. It’s a labor of love for our team and growers, and it’s hard to let that work go for now. Essentially, we are doing everything we can to minimize costs in order to keep our Bedrock team whole.

From a broader “good citizen” perspective, we are also doing our best to support the independent restaurant industry. The two organizations that we’ll be donating 20% of this release’s profits to, the Restaurant Workers' Community Foundation and James Beard Community Fund, both support restaurants and their employees, who make up 16% of the American workforce. After word-of-mouth referrals, restaurants are the biggest way that people learn about our wines, and we are so grateful to all the restaurants who have poured our wines alongside their delicious dishes. As this crisis continues to unfold, we will do what we can to support those who have been most impacted.

Despite everything, I think we are all trying to focus on the positive. We feel enormously blessed to be weathering it with such a talented team of people—Cody, Luke, Jake, Sarah, Seph, Jackie, Kristin, and Emily—all of whom continue to awe me with their calmness, alacrity, and work ethic when it would be easy to just hide inside and hope the sky doesn’t fall. As you might imagine, Bedrock is very familial, so we have done our best to celebrate what we can—Luke releasing the Filomena wines he has been working on for five years, Cody and Emily getting their first amazing reviews from Antonio Galloni for their Desire Lines project, and Kayte and I expecting our first child in October (it’s a boy, so karma is real). And always, but especially this past month, we all feel blessed to have you, our longest-tenured members of the Bedrock village, without whom this winery would not exist. For many small wineries, mailing list sales will be what carries us through these complicated times, and we have never felt more grateful and humbled by the strong support you have shown for us over the years.

Stay safe everyone.

Morgan and Chris

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#62 Post by robkim » April 21st, 2020, 8:26 am

Thanks for sharing - I truly enjoy and appreciate the insights into the industry and its partners.

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#63 Post by AD Northup » April 21st, 2020, 8:35 am

Thanks for sharing

Any chance at getting some of the half bottles of Bedrock Heritage usually in the Hooker House?
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#64 Post by Michael Martin » April 21st, 2020, 8:41 am

AD Northup wrote:
April 21st, 2020, 8:35 am
Thanks for sharing

Any chance at getting some of the half bottles of Bedrock Heritage usually in the Hooker House?
Half bottles? [thumbs-up.gif]

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#65 Post by AD Northup » April 21st, 2020, 8:59 am

Offer is live! Got my order in
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#66 Post by Michael Martin » April 21st, 2020, 9:04 am

Order in!

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#67 Post by Jeff_M. » April 21st, 2020, 9:06 am

Order in. Thanks Morgan and Chris
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#68 Post by Morgan Twain-Peterson » April 21st, 2020, 9:08 am

AD Northup wrote:
April 21st, 2020, 8:35 am
Thanks for sharing

Any chance at getting some of the half bottles of Bedrock Heritage usually in the Hooker House?
Good question, we only made those in 2016 and 2017 so let me see what we might have available.

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#69 Post by N. Justl » April 21st, 2020, 9:10 am

Order in. Only offered 1 of each of the small batch stuff - Barbera, Carignan - obviously, I took them.
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#70 Post by S teve R edenbaugh » April 21st, 2020, 9:11 am

Order in. Sincere thanks to everyone at Bedrock. Keep safe and positive. Can't wait to finally visit the new tasting room when this shitstorm is over. I want my baseball cap signed.

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#71 Post by Keith Koshk!n » April 21st, 2020, 9:12 am

That's the most difficult offer I've ever had to navigate from any winery. I went way deeper than I intended, and I could have gone twice as deep as I did.

Though Bedrock is not "local" to me in Dallas, I view it as essentially a local business that I'll happily support any time--especially in these times.

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#72 Post by matt d » April 21st, 2020, 9:13 am

weill's was too much for my blood but will make some people very happy to backfill
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#73 Post by Mattstolz » April 21st, 2020, 9:14 am

I would say never fear the honesty side, Morgan. that is always appreciated by us and the insight always makes me that much more interested in what y'all are doing. a great writeup and a really great release.

on the lighter side: BEDROCK HATS!

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#74 Post by robkim » April 21st, 2020, 9:16 am

Did you wish list for a hat? That's the option I had.

I'm guessing that he's gauging interest, then ordering via wish list.
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I would say never fear the honesty side, Morgan. that is always appreciated by us and the insight always makes me that much more interested in what y'all are doing. a great writeup and a really great release.

on the lighter side: BEDROCK HATS!

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#75 Post by Evan Tunis » April 21st, 2020, 9:18 am

Order in..

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#76 Post by mattcitrang » April 21st, 2020, 9:19 am

Thanks, nice offering.

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#77 Post by Nicolas G. » April 21st, 2020, 9:19 am

Order in! So happy to get the 18 Papera and Pagani which I missed earlier.

2 x 2018 Papera
2 x 2018 Pagani
1 x 2017 Barbera
1 x 2013 Exposition 2
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Re: Bedrock Late Spring Impromptu Release - April 21

#78 Post by B Thorne » April 21st, 2020, 9:24 am

Order in & standing by for more info on those 375s..

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#79 Post by Andrew Demaree » April 21st, 2020, 9:27 am

Congrats on the upcoming addition to the family, Morgan!

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#80 Post by D@vid Bu3ker » April 21st, 2020, 9:31 am

Order in
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Re: Bedrock Late Spring Impromptu Release - April 21

#81 Post by C Wagner » April 21st, 2020, 9:37 am

Ugh, I wish I could go in and go deep on this, but I have to look out for my marriage here. I’m on a forced moratorium until storage space is cleared up.
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#82 Post by D@vid Bu3ker » April 21st, 2020, 9:41 am

Love the idea of half bottles. Even just Old Vines in 375ml (in the future) would be a big draw for me.
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Re: Bedrock Late Spring Impromptu Release - April 21

#83 Post by John A Hunt » April 21st, 2020, 9:42 am

Keith Koshk!n wrote:
April 21st, 2020, 9:12 am
That's the most difficult offer I've ever had to navigate from any winery. I went way deeper than I intended, and I could have gone twice as deep as I did.
+1 Bottle count hit 24, and it was killing me. I could easily have doubled.

With the office as a shipping address, I am assuming it will be open in a month....

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Re: Bedrock Late Spring Impromptu Release - April 21

#84 Post by William Anzalone » April 21st, 2020, 9:47 am

Morgan Twain-Peterson wrote:
April 21st, 2020, 9:08 am
AD Northup wrote:
April 21st, 2020, 8:35 am
Thanks for sharing

Any chance at getting some of the half bottles of Bedrock Heritage usually in the Hooker House?
Good question, we only made those in 2016 and 2017 so let me see what we might have available.
Order is in but I would definately be interested in adding a few 1/2 bottles if made available!
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#85 Post by Vince T » April 21st, 2020, 10:06 am

Order in, really tried hard to keep it at a case or less... and utterly failed.
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#86 Post by Bud Carey » April 21st, 2020, 10:08 am

In for 2 cases.
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#87 Post by Steve Gautier » April 21st, 2020, 10:11 am

Congrats Morgan on the upcoming addition to the family!
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Re: Bedrock Late Spring Impromptu Release - April 21

#88 Post by Rich Brown » April 21st, 2020, 10:11 am

Order in as well! Excited to try a couple of those unreleased wines.

And thank you for the very candid details around what you are experiencing on the winery side Morgan. Very sorry to hear about the challenges you're facing, but applaud your efforts and what you're doing for restaurants. COVID or not, I will happily continue to support you guys from a consumer standpoint. Cheers!

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#89 Post by Vince T » April 21st, 2020, 10:14 am

Mattstolz wrote:
April 21st, 2020, 9:14 am
I would say never fear the honesty side, Morgan. that is always appreciated by us and the insight always makes me that much more interested in what y'all are doing. a great writeup and a really great release.

on the lighter side: BEDROCK HATS!
What is this hat you speak of?

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#90 Post by Mich@el Ch@ng » April 21st, 2020, 10:17 am

yeah, i was kinda planning on passing but ended up getting a case...

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#91 Post by Chadly S » April 21st, 2020, 10:21 am

No self control. 4 each of Rose, Old Vine, and Syrah. First hot day after the Lulu shows up I'll be regretting not getting a case of the rose.
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#92 Post by joeduncan » April 21st, 2020, 10:23 am

Weren't kidding on the get in quickly! I snoozed briefly and ended up having to wishlist Pagani and Papera. Still got a solid order in though, excited for this :)

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#93 Post by Mark Jaffee » April 21st, 2020, 10:32 am

Order in. One Case. Not sure where I can store it :)
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#94 Post by Paul Miller » April 21st, 2020, 10:38 am

Order in

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#95 Post by Matt Allen » April 21st, 2020, 10:57 am

Order in

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#96 Post by joejolesch » April 21st, 2020, 11:00 am

A little self control while not having control...8 Lulu and 2 Syrah.

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#97 Post by T Fletcher » April 21st, 2020, 11:02 am

Order in...much more difficult than I had hoped.

Morgan, congrats to you and Kayte on your upcoming addition! And thank you for making great wine and being so familial...those two qualities make it a no-brainer for my wife and me to continually support your wine family.
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#98 Post by AlexS » April 21st, 2020, 11:05 am

In for a case - thx again Morgan & Co.!
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Re: Bedrock Late Spring Impromptu Release - April 21

#99 Post by Brian Tuite » April 21st, 2020, 11:06 am

6 Lulu
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Summer is coming quickly.

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Re: Bedrock Late Spring Impromptu Release - April 21

#100 Post by Demian Saenz » April 21st, 2020, 11:11 am

It’s good for my wallet that I don’t have access to this offering. 😢

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