Antonio Galloni's Winery Of The Year For 2020

Antonio Galloni of Vinous just announced his Winery Of The Year for 2020: Bedrock Vineyards! Having tasted these wines a couple of months ago with Joel Peterson, I am not the least bit surprised. They were absolutely stunning that night and will only improve with additional time in the bottle.

Here is what Antonio Galloni has to say about Bedrock: "It is never easy to choose one winery above all others, especially with the regions I am fortunate enough to cover. This year, I was especially impressed by Bedrock and the 2018s I tasted with Morgan Twain-Peterson MW. One after the other, the wines were just stunning. The 2018s are so finely cut [so are the 2019s, by the way] and expressive of site. Throughout the tasting, I kept thinking that if I were leading a class on the great vineyards of Sonoma, these are the wines I would use to show the personality of each vineyard."

We are pleased to offer these two fabulous wines

2018 Bedrock Wine Company Bedrock Vineyard Heritage, $44.99

Medium ruby-purple, the 2018 Bedrock Vineyard Heritage opens with fantastic perfume: ripe peach, sliced blueberries, warm red cherries, underbrush, violet, and dried tangerine peel with nuances of crushed stone, dried hollyhock, and exotic spices. Medium-bodied, it floods the mouth with singularly perfumed fruit layers with a chewy frame and wicked freshness, finishing long and evolving. Wow! Just a pup, give this another year or two in the bottle and drink it over the next 10-15 years.

Purchase the 2018 Heritage here:

2019 Bedrock Wine Company Old Hill Ranch Heritage, $55.99

Though just Bedrock’s second vintage working with this storied site, Morgan's personal relationship with this ranch goes back to the early 80's when he was just a toddler. Long considered the greatest vineyard in the Ravenswood lineup, the vineyard has only gotten better over the last nineteen years under the careful oversight of Will Bucklin and his family. One of the oldest vineyards on resistant rootstock in the world, the vines here date to the 1880's and are a field blend of 30+ varieties including Grenache, Mataro, Syrah, Petite Sirah, Alicante, and a cabal of Alpen varieties (Persan, Mollard, Etraire de la Dui, and Corbeau) that he is convinced add to the always alluring aromatics. The 2019 iteration shows off the playful and juicy side of this vineyard with oodles of lip-smacking fruit and spice sitting gracefully on a balanced frame of structure.

Purchase the 2019 Old Hill Ranch here:

And remember to join us on February 4th for our tasting of Joel Peterson's new project, Once and Future Wines!

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