TN: Two New Bedrocks...(short/boring)

Posted by: TomHill

TN: Two New Bedrocks...(short/boring) - 11-08-2019 12:16:47

My latest Bedrock ordered last week, so tried:
1. Bedrock Staves of Waidhofen SauvBlanc SonomaVlly/SonomaCnty (14.1%; 74% Uboldi/26% JudgeFamily vnyds;
www.BedrockWineCo.com) 2018
: Med.gold color; lovely very fragrant ripe/honeydew melon rather floral/gardenias slight pencilly/oak almost muscat-like/perfumed nose; rather tart/tangy/lemony slight pencilly/oak strong melony/honeydew/SB some floral/gardenias fairly rich/lush balanced bit complex flavor; very long/lingering lush/ripe/floral/gardenias/SB/honeydew almost Muscat-like finish; almost reminds a lot of Sauvignon Musque in its perfume; a beautiful SB that reminds some of the best from Friuli/Slovenia or SudStiermark; one of the best in Calif SB. $28.00
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2. Bedrock Zin OldVine Calif (14.4%; Avg vine age > 80 yrs; Drk: 11/19-11/29: MTP; 85% Zin + Mataro/Grenache/AlicanteBouschet/Carignan/PetiteSirah; Vnyds: Bedrock/Teldeschi/Esola/Pagani/Papera/Evangelho/Pato) 2018: Med.dark color; strong spicy/raspberry/Zinberry/blackberry some dusty/OV fairly toasty/smokey/oak bit plummy/ContraCosta some briary quite attractive nose; lightly tart bit rough/rustic/earthy strong raspberry/blackberry/Zin/fairly spicy some earthy/dusty/OV flavor w/ some rough/raspy tannins; very long strong raspberry/blackberry/very spicy/Zin bit toasty/oak some dusty/OV bit rough/gritty finish w/ ample rough tannins; lacks the high-toned character of most of the Bedrock Zins; a bit on the rough/gritty side and badly needs a yrs of age; another Bedrock OV steal. $19.00
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A wee BP:
1. Waidhofen: This is the village where Franz Stockinger makes his barrels.
Stockinger
Stockinger/Trevallon
These are regarded as the ne plus ultra of oak barrels. They are imported into the US by RajPaar and JaimieMotley.
Tom
Posted by: BEB

Re: TN: Two New Bedrocks...(short/boring) - 11-13-2019 17:45:27

Originally Posted By: TomHill

1. Bedrock Staves of Waidhofen SauvBlanc SonomaVlly/SonomaCnty that reminds some of the best from Friuli/Slovenia or SudStiermark; [b]one of the best in Calif SB.
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(emphasis added)
Really?! As good as Peter Michael? As good as MacLaren? As good as Ch. Boswell's Jacqueline? As good as Mondavi To Kalon Fumé Blanc?
Posted by: TomHill

Re: TN: Two New Bedrocks...(short/boring) - 11-14-2019 10:52:50

Not very familiar w/ all those but of the Calif SB..this is about the best I've had.
Tom