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Red
2018 Bedrock Wine Co. Heritage Wine Evangelho Vineyard Contra Costa County Zinfandel Blend, Zinfandel
2/18/2020 - Sonoma-W wrote:
flawed
1st of two bottles was corked
  • BedrockMorgan commented:

    8/23/20, 5:36 PM - Bummer, please email us at morgan@bedrockwineco.com or jackie@bedrockwineco.com and we will replace the bottle. Cheers! -Morgan

Red
2017 Bedrock Wine Co. Heritage Wine Pato Vineyard Contra Costa County Zinfandel Blend, Zinfandel
7/28/2020 - klezman wrote:
flawed
Corked. No real fruit going on. Even though I'm not getting a distinct corked smell, my wife is. Her TCA threshold is lower than mine. Bummer, as this is the only bottle I had.
  • BedrockMorgan commented:

    7/29/20, 8:43 PM - Hey there- sorry to hear about this, always a bummer. Please email us at morgan@bedrockwineco.com or chris@bedrockwineco.com and we will get you a replacement bottle. Cheers! -M

Red
2011 Bedrock Wine Co. Syrah Exposition One Weill Vineyard Sonoma Valley
4/11/2020 - D.Callahan wrote:
flawed
Little to no nose and no fruit on the palate. Second bottle of the night that was corked. The other was a Force Majeure.
  • BedrockMorgan commented:

    4/12/20, 6:19 PM - Sorry to hear this- please email me at morgan@bedrockwineco.com and we will get you a replacement bottle. Cheers!

Red
2015 Bedrock Wine Co. The Bedrock Heritage Sonoma Valley Zinfandel Blend, Zinfandel
9/18/2018 - spicy1 Does not like this wine:
70 points
Flawed. I like the idea of Bedrock winery--buying up old vineyards to save them from development and buying grapes from the best growers but I have been having a run of mostly mediocre to poor bottles lately. This bottle seems to be infected with cork taint--that moldy taste that doesn't go away even on night three. I am thinking I will hold off buying any more wines from them until they deal with it. Not having similar problems with Carlisle, Ridge, River-Marie, Paul Hobbs even though they all get the same storage.
  • BedrockMorgan commented:

    9/19/18, 9:02 PM - Buried in harvest and a little sleep deprived right now so sorry if this is more brief or less eloquent than ideal (the grammar on that sentence already sucks). Sounds like a corked bottle and not in line at all with the bottle I opened a couple days ago.

    I would happily replace the bottle(s), just email me (morgan@bedrockwineco.com) or Chris (chris@bedrockwineco.com) and we will get it done.

Red
2013 Bedrock Wine Co. The Bedrock Heritage Sonoma Valley Zinfandel Blend, Zinfandel
4/26/2018 - spicy1 Does not like this wine:
82 points
Lot of good reviews on this bottle so I don't know if I have a flawed bottle or what the story is. Had this over three nights. Really undrinkable on night one, almost so on night two and on night three is became an 82. I taste alcohol, chemical, and heat with just enough black fruit to make it drinkable.
  • BedrockMorgan commented:

    4/26/18, 6:09 PM - Hey there- This doesn't match the wine I have had so many times. Potentially a corked bottle (particularly the chemical smell comment). Please reach out to Chris or I at chris@bedrockwineco.com or morgan@bedrockwineco.com and we can get you a fresh bottle.

Red
2014 Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Old Vine California
11/25/2017 - snarfglk wrote:
88 points
Did not seem very fruity or exuberant as most zins do; maybe an off bottle.
  • BedrockMorgan commented:

    11/25/17, 11:26 PM - Our wines tend to be a little more pulled back then most Zins, that said this does not match my experience with this wine. Please reach out to Chris or I so we can get you a fresh bottle- morgan@bedrockwineco.com or chris@bedrockwineco.com. Cheers!

Red
2015 Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Old Vine California
11/24/2017 - lvjohn Does not like this wine:
85 points
Tasted quite odd with overly acidic finish. The nose was off with petrol and medicinal odors as well. Not much fruit to speak of either. Worst Bedrock bottle ever. (The cork was fine and the wine showed no signs of being corked)
  • BedrockMorgan commented:

    11/25/17, 11:25 PM - This certainly does not sound like the wine. Reach out to Chris or I and we can get you a fresh bottle. morgan@bedrockwineco.com or chris@bedrockwineco.com. Cheers! -Morgan

Red
2014 Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Old Vine California
9/25/2017 - Nashwine Does not like this wine:
75 points
We love Zins and this was e other a bad bottle or we don't like it. It smelled ok. It tasted like wood (pine) (not in a good way).
  • BedrockMorgan commented:

    9/28/17, 9:07 PM - This very much sounds like a corked bottle. Please email us at chris@bedrockwineco.com or morgan@bedrockwineco.com so we can arrange to send you a replacement bottle!

Red
2012 Bedrock Wine Co. Carignane Bedrock Vineyard Sonoma Valley
9/28/2017 - Mootsie wrote:
flawed
Corked
Even with the wet cardboard you can still taste the deep spice. Wish Morgan would make these again.
  • BedrockMorgan commented:

    9/28/17, 9:06 PM - Ugh. Bummer. We only have a few of these left at the winery as we made so little but I would happily get you a bottle of something else to hopefully make it up to you!

Red
2013 Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Old Vine California
6/6/2017 - bound4er wrote:
85 points
Just not digging this tonight - extremely rare performance for a Bedrock wine. Nose gives up some cherry, alcohol and a hint of off-putting sulfur funk. Comes across thin on the palate with some dusty cherry and not much else. Have no idea if this is a flawed bottle or if this is indicative of what's to come with the remaining bottles in my cellar. I hope the former.
  • BedrockMorgan commented:

    6/6/17, 9:55 PM - Sorry this didn't show well for you- does not sound at all like the bottles I have opened recently. Reach out to Chris or I (chris@bedrockwineco.com or morgan@bedrockwineco.com) and we will figure out a way to get you a replacement bottle. - Morgan

Rosé
2016 Bedrock Wine Co. Ode to Lulu Old Vine Rosé California Rosé Blend
Overrated by others here. I taste alcohol, tannins, and acid, but no fruit.....another bland saignee. Its popularity is a mystery to me.
  • BedrockMorgan commented:

    5/14/17, 8:32 PM - Sorry you didn't enjoy it, I work really hard on Lulu and thankfully others see its charm. And though your confidence is impressive I would note the wine is completely made from old-vine Mataro and Grenache that is picked between 11.5% and 12.8% potential alcohol and whole-cluster pressed- I have never used saignee for the wine, ever.

Red
2013 Bedrock Wine Co. Heritage Wine Evangelho Vineyard Contra Costa County Zinfandel Blend, Zinfandel
6/11/2016 - wineaux2 wrote:
85 points
Last Bedrock Evangelho I had was the '11, and this one was a complete departure in style. This wine had none of the wonderful crunchy red berries and lively acidity of the '11. Instead, the '13 had low acidity with dark red fruits that were flat, muddled and a bit roasted. Two very different vintages of course but still underwhelmed by this wine based on its own merits.
  • BedrockMorgan commented:

    6/12/16, 8:16 AM - For what it is worth, the 2011 was actually picked quite a bit riper than the 2013, the pH lower and the acid is higher. Also, this sounds nothing like the 2013 that I know and love- actually sounds a bit like a cooked bottle. Happy to provide a replacement for you to give it a go again, just send me an email at morgan@bedrockwineco.com.

Red
2013 Bedrock Wine Co. Heritage Wine Nervo Ranch Alexander Valley Red Blend
5/20/2016 - B Paul wrote:
flawed
Corked.
  • BedrockMorgan commented:

    5/20/16, 10:41 AM - Sorry to hear this. Please reach out to us at morgan@bedrockwineco.com or chris@bedrockwineco.com so we can get a replacement bottle out to you.

Red
2013 Bedrock Wine Co. The Bedrock Heritage Sonoma Valley Zinfandel Blend, Zinfandel
5/7/2016 - dky wrote:
flawed
corked....bummer. one of two bottles so hope for better luck next time.
  • BedrockMorgan commented:

    5/10/16, 8:44 AM - Hate it when this happens! Please reach out to us at chris@bedrockwineco.com and we will arrange to get you a replacement bottle. Cheers!

Red
2011 Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Papera Ranch Russian River Valley
Poured blind, as part of a 3 wine 2011 Papera zinfandel flight. Of the three wines (the other two being Carlisle and Williams Selyem), this finished last place for me by a good distance. Why? For one, it tasted and looked aged. By first guess was some kind of older zin, like something 10 years of age, say 2006 vintage. It had a roasted, mulled quality, tasting tired. There was also a spearmint gum note to me in the finish, like a stick of Doublemint was flavored into it. Surprising, as given the vintage and the skill of Bedrock, I would not have expected this but again, this was served blind and my notes were honest to what was behind the foil.
  • BedrockMorgan commented:

    3/5/16, 8:45 AM - Hi Frank. I cannot help but think you got an off bottle of this wine- out of curiosity where was it stored? Your notes could indicate heat damage. When we did our 2011 restrospective tasting a few months ago this wine was fresh and vibrant and just behind that Saitone Ranch as one of our favorite wines from the vintage. I am not sure how much we have in the library but if there is enough I am happy to provide a replacement bottle. Sorry you had a bad experience with it!

Red
2010 Bedrock Wine Co. Syrah Pleine de Chene Hudson Vineyard North Carneros
5/25/2015 - silton wrote:
flawed
Taken to Scratch for happy hour and poured around the table before I tried it and realized it was corked. There was so much fruit in the original wine that it remained drinkable, I'd give it an 70 and the rest of the table maybe an 80-85 if they thought in those terms. Would have been another extroverted Syrah masterpiece from Bedrock but became just an alcoholic beverage.
  • BedrockMorgan commented:

    5/27/15, 8:34 AM - Feel free to reach out to us for a replacement. morgan@bedrockwineco.com or chris@bedrockwineco.com

Red
2011 Bedrock Wine Co. Heritage Wine Dolinsek Ranch Russian River Valley Red Blend
5/26/2015 - Stumpy wrote:
flawed
Corked. Poured down the drain..
  • BedrockMorgan commented:

    5/27/15, 8:33 AM - Feel free to reach out to us for a replacement.
    morgan@bedrockwineco.com or chris@bedrockwineco.com

White
2013 Bedrock Wine Co. Sauvignon Blanc Sonoma County
The nose on this was almost non-existent, and it was astringent on the palate. Looking at other notes, this could have been an off bottle.
  • BedrockMorgan commented:

    3/12/15, 4:46 PM - Feel free to reach out for a replacement bottle. This note does not sound right at all. morgan@bedrockwineco.com

Red
2010 Bedrock Wine Co. Syrah Sonoma Coast
3/9/2015 - vesteroid wrote:
85 points
I have been purchasing bedrock since the 2009 vintage. When I first tried the wines based off the fantastic reviews I found at WB, I thought they were just young. I decided to start putting them away as soon as they arrived and not touching them for at least 2 years. As I have accumulated more than a few bottles, I wanted to start drinking some and thought this wine would be "Safe" Popped and decanted for several hours. At first I get big, black fruit and lots of it, with a semi strong tannic background/structure. But at mid palate I seem to get this tart acidity. Its a stark contrast to the initial impression and not complimentary in my opinion. The wife and I followed this wine over several hours and the tartness did die down, but what was left was just not showing me what all the hype says about this maker. I think I have come to the realization Bedrock simply not my style. Sad now that I have so many bottles.
  • BedrockMorgan commented:

    3/9/15, 8:45 PM - Sorry to hear of your displeasure with the wine. For what it is worth 2010 is one of the biggest outlier vintages we have had in California due to the cold summer and then unimaginable heat that came in late August and caused a fair amount of sunburn. I would be happy to replace this bottle with a North Coast Syrah from 2011, 12, or 13, all of which I prefer and might be more to your taste.

White
2013 Bedrock Wine Co. Heritage Wine Compagni Portis Sonoma Valley White Blend
1/20/2015 - Griffeyfan04 wrote:
Very uninteresting and not hitting it for me. No real acidity to speak of, some white flower and mild lemon grass flavor. After seeing notes on CT i was a bit underwhelmed. Which stinks because I have had a few Bedrock wines and have been impressed. Perhaps something was off
  • BedrockMorgan commented:

    1/20/15, 9:21 PM - Sorry to hear that the wine did not land right for you. I would be happy to send a replacement bottle in case the wine was slightly off for some reason, or send something else you might enjoy more. Just email us at morgan@bedrockwineco.com or chris@bedrockwineco.com.

Red
2011 Bedrock Wine Co. Syrah Exposition One Weill Vineyard Sonoma Valley
1/15/2015 - mtolerico wrote:
flawed
This was corked unfortunately, I was really looking forward to this one… :(
  • BedrockMorgan commented:

    1/17/15, 6:27 PM - Shit, that sucks. Reach out to us, morgan@bedrockwineco or chris@bedrockwineco.com, and we will get you a replacement bottle.

Red
2011 Bedrock Wine Co. Heritage Wine Evangelho Vineyard Contra Costa County Zinfandel Blend, Zinfandel
Purposely not scoring this. REALLY interesting bottle - thought it was borderline corked on day 1. Let it sit. Day 2 started to come around. Let it sit. Day 3 it was really tasty, and wished I'd left more for Day 3. Not sure what to make of all that...someone more wine savvy than I please jump in and tell people when to drink this wine...
  • BedrockMorgan commented:

    1/15/15, 8:11 PM - That does not sound right. Send us an email at morgan@bedrockwineco.com or chris@bedrockwineco.com and we will see if we can find a replacement bottle for you.

Red
2007 Bedrock Wine Co. Syrah Kick Ranch Sonoma County
11/16/2014 - BklynNeophyte wrote:
I'll wait to describe until my next bottle. Very nice but tasted a bit tired. Bought at auction so I don't know provenance
  • BedrockMorgan commented:

    11/17/14, 7:59 PM - I've not had this wine in a while but will crack one soon. I wish I could offer a replacement from good provenance but I only have 20 bottles or so for my own cellar. Happy to send you another bottle of something else!

Red
2012 Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Sodini Vineyard Russian River Valley
10/28/2014 - 1997cobalt Likes this wine:
91 points
tangy and a bit bitey on first go at it. Has pleasant aroma but gives hint of mustiness at time. Fruit is good
  • BedrockMorgan commented:

    10/28/14, 8:14 PM - I do not like hearing about mustiness, perhaps a trace of cork? We will happily send a replacement bottle.

Red
2013 Bedrock Wine Co. Heritage Wine Dolinsek Ranch Russian River Valley Red Blend
10/26/2014 - kultcha wrote:
No formal notes taken but from memory: Deep purple colour. Nice nose. Nice middle weight palate, light tannins, good acidity. Very primary flavours with a lot going on, not sure the blend of grapes in this heritage blend but it definitely keeps things interesting. A bit sweet but enjoyable. Decent finish and balanced overall. Definitely true to past bottles of Dolinsek vineyard.
  • BedrockMorgan commented:

    10/26/14, 7:09 PM - The vineyard is about 65% Zinfandel with the remainder being Petite Sirah, Alicante Bouschet, Syrah, Mondeuse, Teroldego, Palamino, and a trace of Black Muscat. No residual sugar at all in this wine but it does have the classic Dolinsek fruit richness (and also the classic low Dolinsek pH, this year around 3.45 pH)

Rosé
2012 Bedrock Wine Co. Ode to Lulu California Rosé Mourvèdre
10/17/2014 - marka wrote:
86 points
Disappointing, big time. This bottle was dead. Not flawed, just dead. Too bad as it was my last 2012 and I loved these. They are much better than the 2013 at this point.
  • BedrockMorgan commented:

    10/17/14, 1:49 PM - Sorry to hear this! We have found most of them to be quite lively still. We would be happy to send a replacement of the 2012 if you would like.- Morgan

Red
2012 Bedrock Wine Co. Syrah North Coast
7/31/2014 - B Paul wrote:
flawed
Corked
  • BedrockMorgan commented:

    8/1/14, 8:15 PM - Sorry you had a corked bottle! Please reach out to us so we can replace- morgan@bedrockwineco.com, or chris@bedrockwineco.com. Cheers!- Morgan

Red
2012 Bedrock Wine Co. Lorenzo's Heritage Dry Creek Valley Red Blend
6/1/2014 - wineotim wrote:
89 points
Nice wine, very primary, simple blue fruit, short on finish. Bought this wine based on the 93-95 point reviews from others on CT. I have found the $25 Bedrock wines more appealing. I expected more density, and depth. So ends my Bedrock purchases.
  • BedrockMorgan commented:

    6/1/14, 6:13 PM - Hey there- This wine is a baby as I make the Heritage wines in a way that are meant to resemble Ridge or Ravenswood wines of the early 90's- which have aged beautifully. However, unlike a lot of Zinfandel producers this means that some of the wines are not immediately accessible upon release (though some people like them with more structure and primary character). The lower priced wines, like the Old Vine are meant for earlier consumption, which is why you may have had a better experience with them.

    Replevin. When do you suggest that I release the wines? Do you say that Napa Cabernets that are meant to be aged for a while to gain complexity are also released too early?

Red
2012 Bedrock Wine Co. Heritage Wine Evangelho Vineyard Contra Costa County Zinfandel Blend, Zinfandel
5/29/2014 - wineotim wrote:
86 points
Hot, light, and lean. Unbalanced acidity. There is some tart rasberry fruit, but this is my first disappointing Bedrock wine. An expensive mistake. Avoid.
  • BedrockMorgan commented:

    5/30/14, 10:39 AM - Hi there- Sorry you did not enjoy the wine. Thankfully this has not been the experience for most other people and critics who have had it. We would happily replace or refund other bottles of this wine that you might have with one you might enjoy more. -Morgan

Red
2010 Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Old Vine Sonoma Valley
5/26/2014 - Foster wrote:
flawed
Corked! A shame, wine beneath seemed nice.
  • BedrockMorgan commented:

    5/26/14, 9:18 PM - Hey there- Looks like you had both a corked 11 and a 10, or was it just one of them (I hope!)? Let us know and we can figure out a way to get a replacement bottle or something equivalent out to you. Email us at morgan@bedrockwineco.com or chris@bedrockwineco.com. Cheers!

Red
2012 Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Kirschenmann Vineyard Lodi
3/26/2014 - wiscgrad wrote:
92 points
closed down at first, but after warming up in the decanter, really began to shine. would never think this was California zin, but it was delicious. more pinot like than anything
  • BedrockMorgan commented:

    3/26/14, 9:51 PM - We liken it to Nerello Mascalese- to sound really douchy :)

Red
2011 Bedrock Wine Co. Syrah T 'n' S Blocks Hudson Vineyard South Carneros
3/26/2014 - Wine Sparty wrote:
Decanted and drank over two hours. Bottom line is this needs time, probably 2-3 years. Heavy oak on the nose. Can get some blackberry and plum in the aroma, but it is heavily covered by the oak. The taste is pretty much consistent. It developed a bit more after two hours, but still nowhere near where you would want it to be. Don't drink this, and I can't give it a score now.
  • BedrockMorgan commented:

    3/26/14, 8:45 PM - Just an FYI, this wine only saw 20% new French oak.

Red
2012 Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Old Vine Sonoma Valley
2/28/2014 - fullpour wrote:
flawed
I'd like Bedrock a lot more if they bottled under Stelvin. Sadly, this bottle suffered from low-level cork taint - ugh.
  • BedrockMorgan commented:

    3/2/14, 9:13 AM - Hey there- Sorry you had a corked bottle. Reach out to me or Chris at morgan@bedrockwineco.com, or chris@bedrockwineco.com so we can send you out a replacement bottle.- Morgan

  • BedrockMorgan commented:

    3/2/14, 9:16 AM - Hey there- Sorry you had a corked bottle. Reach out to me or Chris at morgan@bedrockwineco.com, or chris@bedrockwineco.com so we can send you out a replacement bottle.- Morgan

Red
2000 Vino Bambino Pinot Noir Carneros
12/15/2013 - kenhoeve wrote:
flawed
TCA on the cork. Smells of horse and leather. Just a few minutes in, tremendous, some horse action, book aged leather, spices, cherry candy, with some decomposing things and a very silky mouthfeel. I'm loving this but the TCA is taking over and I have to keep aerating to blow it off. Very burg like aged, better than most, damn you cork. 1/2 a glass and done. Tasted greatness but just a glimpse. The TCA is so bad I cannot wash it out of my mouth.
  • BedrockMorgan commented:

    12/16/13, 1:17 PM - Hey Ken- Just email Chris or I (chris@bedrockwineco.com, or morgan@bedrockwineco.com) and we will get a new bottle out to you. We always keep a little in reserve for this type of situation.

    M

Red
2010 Bedrock Wine Co. Heirloom Wine Pagani Ranch Sonoma Valley Red Blend
11/20/2013 - Stumpy wrote:
Badly corked-no rating.
  • BedrockMorgan commented:

    11/20/13, 6:50 PM - Hey there- So sorry to hear you had a corked bottle. Though we have virtually no 2010 Pagani left in the cellar we would be happy refund you or replace the bottle with something else of your choosing. Please email me at morgan@bedrockwineco.com, or chris at chris@bedrockwineco.com, so we can arrange to get it shipped out to you. -Morgan

Red
2011 Bedrock Wine Co. Syrah Griffin's Lair Sonoma Coast
5/30/2013 - NTR wrote:
flawed
FLAWED BOTTLE - please see the 05/31 notes...
  • BedrockMorgan commented:

    5/31/13, 8:15 AM - Hey there- This definitely sounds like an off bottle as the wine is 12% Viognier and has a huge nose. Email Chris or I (chris@bedrockwineco.com) and we can get a fresh bottle over to you.

Rosé
2012 Bedrock Wine Co. Ode to Lulu California Rosé Mourvèdre
4/29/2013 - Replevin wrote:
Nice wine - well-balanced with a nice mid-palate depth. Intensity assisted with a little residual sugar on the finish. A little on the sweet side for me, but that will likely become a virtue if the weather ever warms up.
  • BedrockMorgan commented:

    4/29/13, 7:09 PM - Glad you liked it! I can assure you though that the wine is bone dry. If you would like I can show you the lab analysis :)

Red
2011 Bedrock Wine Co. Syrah North Coast
2/19/2013 - Zonk wrote:
flawed
Unfortunately, corked.
  • BedrockMorgan commented:

    2/26/13, 9:58 AM - I would be happy to replace the bottle. Fire an email to morgan@bedrockwineco.com and we will get one out.

Red
2011 Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Old Vine Sonoma Valley
2/26/2013 - tastark Likes this wine:
90 points
This wine is strangely beautiful. It does not smell or taste like Zinfandel in my opinion (and the opinion of the 4 other industry folks who tasted it with me). It is more similar to Cru Beaujolais than CA Zinfandel. That being said, lovely bright red color in the glass. A delicately fruity nose. The fruits are just rich enough and not overly jammy. Spice is present, but subtle. A very fun wine.
  • BedrockMorgan commented:

    2/26/13, 9:57 AM - Glad you liked it! From a cool year and I pick on the early side. No whole-cluster though- I generally save that for Syrah. Well, until I start making Zinfandel Nouveau :)

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