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Pre-Release Note from Bedrock

Posted by EMark, Feb 6, 2014.

Thanks to the encouragement of some here, I have joined various wineries' clubs/mailing lists mostly to try wines that I generally can't find on retail store shelves.

Today I received an e-mail notification from Bedrock advising which wines will be in their Spring 2014 release.

  • 2013 Ode to Lulu Rose, Old-Vine Rosé
  • 2013 Abrente Albarino, Napa Carneros
  • 2013 Sonoma County Sauvignon Blanc (Kick Ranch and Judge Vineyard)
  • 2013 Gibson Ranch Grenache Gris, McDowell Valley
  • 2012 Pagani Ranch Heritage Wine, Sonoma Valley
  • 2012 Griffin's Lair Syrah, Sonoma Coast
  • 2012 Kamen Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Moon Mountain

In a few weeks the notification of allocations will be sent out and I can submit my order.

Beyond overcoming the limitation that I have with purchasing from retail stores, the most compelling reason for me to be procuring wines directly from the winery like this is the opportunity to try new wines in which I never thought I had any interest.  In the above list, I am immediately excited about the Pagani and the Syrah--mostly, because I have familiarity with them.  However, the rose comes just prior to the Hollywood Bowl picnic season--very cool.  A California Albarino.  I know they're out there, but I've never had one before.  Grenache Gris????  What the heck is that?  Well, I'll find out.  The Sauvignon Blanc may look like the runt of the litter, but I like SB.  So, I'll check this one out.  I had an Estate Bottled Kamen Cab way back when and was not that impressed.  However, I look forward to this take.

The not-so-exciting e-mail today was from my state assemblyman letting me know that today was Ronald Reagan Day.  Who knew?  Well, I guess it is good that he is on the job and keeping me in the loop.  I missed the last Talk Like a Pirate Day.


Reply by JonDerry, Feb 6, 2014.


You are rocking these great lists, great to see.

Please grab me a Moon Mtn. Cab if you don't mind. 

Reply by EMark, Feb 6, 2014.

Will do.

Reply by outthere, Feb 6, 2014.

Yeah, it all starts with an innocent mailer. Next thing you know you are waist deep in the stuff and cashing in your 401k to keep up. ;)

Welcome to the club Mark! Come join us at the HVS Tour and Dinner in Napa Valley in May.

Reply by EMark, Feb 7, 2014.

Yeah, OT, that event sounds pretty amazing.  I'm not saying "No can do," right now, but there are a few other things that have to be prioritized.

Reply by vin0vin0, Dec 13, 2014.

Resurrecting this post since I'm pretty pumped. I just received my first allocation from Bedrock:

2013 Bedrock Wine Co. Heritage Wine Pagani Ranch Sonoma Valley
2013 Bedrock Wine Co. Nervo Ranch Heritage Alexander Valley
2013 Bedrock Wine Co. Ode to Lucien California
2013 Bedrock Wine Co. Syrah North Coast
2013 Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Monte Rosso Vineyard
Emark, any impressions from your spring shipment?

Now for the hard part, keeping my hands off of all of these youngsters before their time. Thanks to all of you who shared the info about this winery, I would have never found this without your help. This is definitely one of the great things about this site.

Reply by outthere, Dec 13, 2014.

Sit on the Pagani and Monte Rosso for a couple years minimum but they will easily go 10+. The. North Coast Syrah is generally ready to go out of the gate but again improves with age. Ode to Lucien and Nervo are new to the lineup this release. Unfortunately for me I have had to pass on the last two Bedrock releases. Nervo is a gem of a site and has produced great wines for many decades. As for Ode to Lucien, Evangelho vineyard and Gibson Ranch supplied the Mourvèdre, Grenache and Cinsault for this Bandol styled rouge. Sure wish I could taste it some day. I'll have to watch the auctions.


Reply by vin0vin0, Dec 13, 2014.

OT, thanks for the info!  I'll hang on to the Lucien until you can get out to the east coast, looks like you could use a break from the rain. I see Bedrock syrah in my near future.

Reply by EMark, Dec 15, 2014.

v v, this is a delayed response because I've been away from the keyboard.  Frome the spring delivery I have tried the Abrente Albarino, the Ode to Lulu Rose, and the Gibson Ranch Grenache Gris.  All were very good.  The Rose was awesome, last summer.  The Albarino was the best California version I've ever had, but I don't know that I would prefer it over the best from Rias Baixas.  The Grenache Gris was good, but not one that I would crave again.  There is an awful lot of good wine out there.  I guess I did not order the SB.  That's a bit unusual, because I usually go for SB.  The Syrah, Cab and Zinfandel are all quietly waiting.  They will probably not be touched for quite some time.

I'm pretty excited about last week's delivery.  I also went for that 3 X Weill Syrah project.  I don't know if you saw this, v v, but here is a interesting conversation regarding the November Bedrock release that has some great comments from Morgan Twain-Peterson and Chris Cottrell.

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