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Red
2012 Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Sodini Vineyard Russian River Valley
6/7/2014 - wineaux2 wrote:
88 points
This one had nice zin perfume with brambly red berries and spice following through to the palate. At this stage though, the acidity was quite high and seemed out-of-balance. This one is likely set up well for longevity but needs a few years to meld.
  • wineaux2 commented:

    10/4/17, 6:05 PM - Good to know! I still have one left but think I'll continue to hold. Wouldn't mind revisiting at age 10.

Rosé
2015 Gérard Boulay Sancerre Rosé Pinot Noir
11/14/2016 - wineaux2 Likes this wine:
92 points
Really enjoyed this one. Color was an eye-catching light neon pink. The nose was expressive with grapefruit and tart red fruits. Watermelon and tart strawberries were prominent on the palate, and were complemented by a citrus/citrus rind finish. Acidity was crisp but integrated well. Overall, just a nicely balanced, refreshing rosé without any confectionary notes. Very lovely.
  • wineaux2 commented:

    11/17/16, 3:52 PM - Thank you - hope you enjoy the wine as much as I did!

Red
2009 Rhys Pinot Noir Alpine Vineyard Santa Cruz Mountains
11/12/2016 - amoryb wrote:
Drank over two days. Great nose with a mix of spicy and forest. Still very stem-y to taste and I find a bit disjointed. There's an underlying red fruit backbone that still struggles to break through. I'm going to leave remaining bottles sit for a bit and see if this resolves with more time.
  • wineaux2 commented:

    11/12/16, 7:41 PM - Thanks for your note. Had the exact same experience with a bottle of this wine last week. I have one more left but not too hopeful it will improve with time.

Red
2013 Bedrock Wine Co. Heritage Wine Evangelho Vineyard Contra Costa County Red Blend
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.
  • wineaux2 commented:

    6/13/16, 9:50 AM - Thanks @BedrockMorgan for your comments on the wine and offer. Given others’ comments on perception of low acidity, I’m inclined to think this one just isn’t my cup of tea. I look forward to opening another Bedrock soon though as I normally enjoy your wines very much. Cheers.

Red
2011 Kutch Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast
3/19/2014 - wineaux2 Likes this wine:
92 points
Really lovely mix of red fruits – strawberry, raspberry and cranberry – rounded out with minerals, stems and pithy acidity. Given the good structure and plentiful fruit, seems like this is one that could make old bones. But, doubt I’ll be able to keep my hands off my remaining bottles to find out.
  • wineaux2 commented:

    3/23/14, 9:43 PM - Thanks. Agreed there are many great '11's to enjoy!

Red
2008 Andrew Will Two Blondes Vineyard Yakima Valley Red Bordeaux Blend
4/5/2013 - wineaux2 Likes this wine:
92 points
The pleasures a wine like this one offers are easy to miss, especially if not following in the glass for hours. The red currant, olive and plum on the nose were elegant; the waves of cherry, cocoa and blackberry on the palate were so integrated and subtle and showed their best with a pairing of pork chops stuffed with wild rice. Tannins were there and the acidity very present, though the mouthfeel was still soft – perhaps due to the merlot dominance in this enjoyable blend. 42% merlot, 30% cabernet sauvignon, 19% cabernet franc, 9% malbec.
  • wineaux2 commented:

    4/7/13, 9:27 AM - I do think there’s upside potential here. My initial post didn't capture it, but there was some noticeable oak spice on the nose, so giving this more rest (1-2 years?) may help integrate the oak further.

Red
2004 Pago de los Capellanes Ribera del Duero Crianza Tempranillo
7/17/2010 - wineaux2 wrote:
88 points
This was a modern-styled tempranillo. Big initial notes of tobacco and dark berries were inviting on day 1. On day 2, the flavors disintegrated into prunes, raisins and grapey flavors. Tannins were huge and indicated more time in bottle was likely needed.
  • wineaux2 commented:

    11/24/10, 11:42 AM - Easily will last to 2016.

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