Tried these additional Bedrock Reds '11 from my stash:
- Bedrock Zin SaitoneRanchVnyd/RRV (15.0%; Plntd: 1896; “raised in a limited amount of good Fr.oak”) 2011: Med.dark color w/ some bricking; some cedary/pencilly/oldZin bit tired light blackberry/Zin/peppery light dusty/OV some complex nose; bit soft some metallic/tangy some cedary/pencilly/oldZin bit tired some blackberry/Zin/peppery/RRV Zin bit toasty/oak slight dusty/OV bit complex flavor w/ light astringent/metallic tannins; very long light blackberry/peppery/RRV Zin bit tired/cedary/pencilly/oldZin finish w/ light astringent tannins; still offers up a bit of pleasure but showing its age & on the downhill side.
- Bedrock Zin MonteRossoVnyd/SonomaVlly (14.4%) 2011: Dark color w/ some bricking; strong blackberry/Zin/very spicy bit mineral/earthy some cedary/pencilly/oldZin some toasty/oak somewhat aged nose; rather tart/tangy/some metallic somewhat cedary/pencilly/oldZin light blackberry/raspberry/Zin rather tired/bit drying flavor w/ light tangy/metallic tannins; not a whole lot of Zin fruit left & pretty dried out/tired/astringent on the palate; much further along than the Rowe & Pagani and surprisingly tired for a MonteRosso.
- Bedrock Syrah NorthCoast (14.0%; Between 33%-50% w-c; 100% Fr.oak for 11months; 14 brls) 2011: Dark colr w/ some bricking; fairly strong blackberry/Syrah bit Rhonish/w-c/peppery/smoked meats slight cedary/pencilly bit earthy bit complex nose; bit soft some blackberry/Syrah/spicy light Rhonish/w-c/peppery some cedary/pencilly/oldRed bit tired flavor w/ light metallic tannins; long bit cedary/pencilly/oldRed slight blackberry/Syrah bit Rhonish/w-c finish; not a whole lot of fruit left & well onto its downside.
- Bedrock DolinsekRanchHeritage RRV RW (14.8%; 101 yr old vines; Y=0.5 tons/acre) 2011: Dark color w/ some bricking; some blackberry/peppery/RRV Zin/spicy slight cedary/pencilly/oldZin bit smokey/oak some complex rather attractive nose; quite tart/tangy/slight metallic strong blackberry/Zin/spicy/ripe light cedary/pencilly/oldZinbit toasty/smokey/oak fairly complex flavor w/ light smooth tannins; very long/lingering slight cedary/pencilly/oldZin fairly strong blackberry/spicy/peppery/ripe/RRV Zin some complex finish w/ light gentle tannins; not at all astringent nor drying out on the palate but showing slight signs of its age.
- Bedrock TheBedrockHeritage SonomaVlly RW (14.3%; 123 yr old vines; 19 different varieties; 40% new Fr.oak) 2011: Dark color w/ some bricking; strong blackberry/Zin/spicy rather peppery/SVZin/black pepper bit earthy rather dusty/OV some toasty/oak rather complex lovely nose; lightly tart rather rich/lush strong blackberry/spicy/Zin fairly dusty/OV some toasty/oak some SV/pepperyZin fairly complex flavor w/ light smooth tannins; very long/lingering rather dusty/OV/earthy strong smooth/spicy/SV Zin/peppery/blackberry light toasty/oak fairly rich/lush fairly complex finish w/ light smooth tannins; a beautiful fully-mature Bedrock Heritage w/ no cedary/oldZin character or signs of drying out; not going to gain anything but lovely drinking now.
More hoggleskiffe from TheBloodyPulpit:
- When I tried the Rowe Zin '11 a few weeks ago, I was surprised at how far along it was & showing signs of decline. So I’ve been going thru the rest of the Bedrock '11’s. A few more to go yet. But the Bedrock/Bedrock was clearly the best of those that I’ve tried and a fully-mature beautiful Bedrock.
All of the wines left out overnight on the counter showed a clear deterioration the next morning.