2017 Bedrock Wine Co. Heritage Wine Vineyard Under the Mountain- USA, California, Central Coast, Santa Clara County (3/29/2022)
I remember Morgan saying this wine needed time so this is the first bottle I’ve opened. I have to agree, it still needs time. Nose is shy on fruit, big on charred wood. Dark berries, pepper, minerals, almost a Mourvèdre quality to it. Bold acidity, firm, chewy tannins. This is day two and this needs to unwind a lot. Maybe check back in in 4-5 years. It’ll go many more than that.
Morgan doesn’t give us much to going on with this site
“This amazing survivor vineyard is indeed “under the mountain,” or more accurately right under the Santa Cruz Mountains. Located in the hills west of Morgan Hill and just north of Hecker Pass, the vineyard lies in a region once heavily planted to vines. Most of the original plantings in the area have given way to housing, shopping malls and the other needs of the sprawling south Bay Area, which makes this vineyard, nestled in the hills, so unique. Farmed by the Gregory family, the vineyard is planted predominately to Zinfandel and Carignan, though some Petite Sirah, Muscat and others exist on the site as well. The small amount of wine we are able to make off the site is defined by beautiful mountain acidity, fresh fruit and aromatics that pop out of the glass.”