Date drank: January 2020
Producer: Bedrock Wine Co.
Purchased from: Anconas
Natty: Native yeasts. Minimal racking
Notes: 80+ year old vines throughout California. Nice perfume, spice, and fruit well balanced. Tobacco and leather is more subtle than other Zinfandels but i like it more. Great bottle of wine. — 2 years ago
A continuation of some 1981’s that I’ve been opening to celebrate my 40th and this might be one of the biggest revelations yet. Over the last 20 years of my education, I’ve had the honor of being humbled countless times by wines, both good and not so good. However, every now and again, a wine comes along that challenges basic conventions and broadens my perspective. This was such a wine. Popped and poured; served alongside an assortment of grilled fare. The cork was about as healthy I’ve seen from a wine at 40 years. It came out mostly intact save for a small piece that was easy to remove but it served as a reminder that I ought to spend the money on a Durand. The color is deep garnet with some ever so slight browning at the edge of the rim. There is some fine sediment towards the bottom of the bottle but it’s otherwise quite clear. The nose was immediately engaging and full of interest. Predominate notes of old leather, dark cherry, mushrooms, black pepper, tobacco, and sweet baking spices. On the palate, the wine was rich, redolent. A mix of dark, mostly desiccated fruit, pipe tobacco, and baking spices. The real star however was the structure. Everything was still in its right place. Tannins were noticeable though clearly softened with age and very well integrated at this point. The acid provided all the necessary lift and a perfect zip to the finish. A wine of supreme balance. The four of us who shared this bottle looked at each other in wonder and amazement. A truly special wine that has years of life ahead. I have little doubt that it will still be handsome at 50. — 2 years ago
2020 Ricca Terra Vineyard Arinto
Salty, textured and delicious.
Where are the edits? @Delectable Wine — 3 years ago
Half of each varietal is aged 12 months in French oak and the other half in American oak - very interesting. Rich and delicious!!! 🇲🇽 — 2 years ago
Slip & slide — 2 years ago
Recently released (11/22), the ‘21 Alta Vista Gewurtztraminer is straw colored with a tropical fruit nose. It starts dry, with slight minerality and a backbone of mild acidity. While vinified to be dry, the lychee and other sweet tropical fruit found in gewurtz has a pleasant, subtle presence — 5 months ago