What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Yes, but not yours obv.

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2014 Papera Ranch - just ok, one dimensional. Mostly dark fruits. Drank over 1 week using Coravin until the last 1/2 with not much change. Not sure if on the downside or just did not enjoy this as much as other vintages.

2017 Evangelho, mostly red fruited with bright aciidity to make the flavor pop. Rasberries and strawberries on the nose that followed through to the taste. Opened up a little over an hour. On the fence about future orders.

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Popped a 19’ Nervo last night, bright red fruit with a hint of vanilla on the finish. Opened up over 3-4 hours

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I felt the same way about Evangelho until I had a 2015 a few weeks ago, it was in a great spot.

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Any experience drinking these young? I have a few 2022 Evangelho, Old Hill Ranch, and Bedrock Heritage that I havent moved to my offiste storage yet so I am tempted.

Depends on whether you like young/primary or older/more secondary/tertiary flavors. Many prefer the latter for much of Bedrock’s lineup. I have a lot of wines ready for current drinking and only so many that get much better with age, so I try to wait at least 3 (zins) to 5 (syrah) years before opening one up. Morgan has the 2021 Heritage window as 2025-42.

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Yep, i totally agree with this. And personally, i wouldn’t even think about touching those anytime soon. Other than the Evangelho, you happen to have two of Morgan’s wines that really demand the most age. The only 2022 id even consider opening would be the Old Vine or the Dolinsek. But as Stephen said, everyone will have a different POV for you :cheers:

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Agree with the above comments.

Most of the 2022 drinking ranges aren’t up on the website yet. I would suggest listening to the Bedrock release podcasts where they usually give at least hints on their thoughts for a drinking range. They did mention that the 2022 Carlisle and Pato could be earlier drinkers.

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I PNP’d a 2022 Katushas last week and found it fresh, juicy, and quite delicious. I was very pleasantly surprised given my typical preference to give Bedrock Zins at least a few years in the cellar.

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My family opened a 2019 Monte Rosso and Evangelho to accompany a whitetail deer loin we harvested the week prior.

Was hesitant to open either, but the Monte Rosso was very balanced and drank amazing. Red fruited, pepper, some sweet oak spice on the finish that was very long.

The Evangelho was less open and a few hours decant helped it along. I do enjoy Evangelho with game as the mataro component adds some earthiness that pairs well with venison. Darker fruited than the MR, the field blend really shows itself in Evangelho. I love it.

Was very surprised how well both drank, have multiples so will let the others rest for some time.

If you have 3 or more I wouldn’t hesitate to open any of them. Agree that Old Hill and Bedrock are two of the most age-worthy, but the 2019 Old Hill was fantastic young, with kaleidoscopic flavors, and I’m glad I didn’t miss that. The 2022 Evangelho is definitely drinking well already:

  • 2022 Bedrock Wine Co. Heritage Wine Evangelho Vineyard - USA, California, San Francisco Bay, Contra Costa County (11/11/2023)
    Was tight and a little volatile on pop and pour but only took 20 minutes to calm down and open up. Drinking well now and showing everything that makes Evangelho special. A mix of high-toned red fruit and black fruit bass notes with savory herbal nuance. Great depth without feeling weighty, and a long, tart red fruit skin finish. A unique vineyard and the Bedrock team makes a wine as compelling as the story behind it.

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Popped open a 2014 Evangelho last night. Definitely let this one open up overnight since it was disappointing even with a few hours on day 1.

  • 2014 Bedrock Wine Co. Heritage Wine Evangelho Vineyard - USA, California, San Francisco Bay, Contra Costa County (11/26/2023)
    TNs from Day 2. Day 1 didn't impress us.

    Nice round nose of dark cherries, blueberries, strawberries, vanilla, and baking spices. Medium bodied, thick, waning acidity, and mostly resolved tannins. Palate follows the nose with a bit of dark minerals added. A bit of tannic grip on the back of the tongue adds the much needed structure for me. Long finish - dark minerals, black tea spiced with some cloves, vanilla, touch of cocoa, and a touch of orange peel haloed buy tart zin berries. There's a bit of a tobacco leafiness at the end, but overwhelmed by the fruit.

    This just barely eeks out a 90pt score. This is much better on day 2 than after opening. Overall this is good but it feels like something is missing from it. Maybe I expect more layers from a 2014.

    With that said, still well worth the $30ish hammer price at auction. (90 points)

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Dipped my toe into some Bedrock with a 2021 Bedrock Heritage. Yes, it was infanticide, but after a couple hours in the decanter, it was drinking beautifully. Even my not easily impressed wife said, “oh this is really good.” Yes my dear, it is really good.

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