Bedrock Wine Co.

North Coast Syrah

9.0423 ratings
9.0108 pro ratings
North Coast, California, USA
Syrah
Top Notes For
Jesse Pender

Assistant Winemaker Delicato Family Vineyards

8.7

Bigger fan of the last two vintages of this wine. Most likely will improve with more aging.

Bigger fan of the last two vintages of this wine. Most likely will improve with more aging.

Nov 10th, 2018
Patrick Derdeyn

The fruit is starting to mellow just a little bit but these still benefit from an hour of air. Rich dark fruit, with lots of syrah character. A little black pepper but not overwhelming and a little green pepper too. Drinks well now with more improvement short term and should be in its prime for another 8-10

The fruit is starting to mellow just a little bit but these still benefit from an hour of air. Rich dark fruit, with lots of syrah character. A little black pepper but not overwhelming and a little green pepper too. Drinks well now with more improvement short term and should be in its prime for another 8-10

Oct 24th, 2018
Jörgen Lindström Carlvik

Owner, Brix Wine Consultants

9.0

A whole lot to like here. Northern Rhône-ish.

A whole lot to like here. Northern Rhône-ish.

Oct 2nd, 2018
Marc Stubblefield

Wine Sales at Vino Carta and Kogod Wine Merchant

9.1

One of the best QPR California wines out there. Black and blue fruits, smoke, meat, olive and a good glug of acidity. Complex? No. Powerful? Nope. Clean Syrah with personality and balance for cheap? Yup. Every day and twice on Sunday at this price. And yeah, it ages well too - a little less exuberant fruit and a little more savory brine and everyone's happy you stuck a few of these in the cellar.

One of the best QPR California wines out there. Black and blue fruits, smoke, meat, olive and a good glug of acidity. Complex? No. Powerful? Nope. Clean Syrah with personality and balance for cheap? Yup. Every day and twice on Sunday at this price. And yeah, it ages well too - a little less exuberant fruit and a little more savory brine and everyone's happy you stuck a few of these in the cellar.

Apr 25th, 2018
Patrick Derdeyn

I can say 2 things for sure. It’s more open than the 2016 and it’s still super young. Very fruit forward at this young stage with black fruit dominating but shows promise with hints of bacon and smoke. This will develop nicely, best on day 3.

I can say 2 things for sure. It’s more open than the 2016 and it’s still super young. Very fruit forward at this young stage with black fruit dominating but shows promise with hints of bacon and smoke. This will develop nicely, best on day 3.

Apr 14th, 2018
Jesse Pender

Assistant Winemaker Delicato Family Vineyards

9.1

In a great spot right now and drinking beautifully. Wish I had more.

In a great spot right now and drinking beautifully. Wish I had more.

Mar 13th, 2018
Big Bob Dillon aka G-Somm

Love it when the local wine shop knows me so well that when my GF shops for me they pull something out of the back that’s not even in the shelves yet . Need more in FL best QPR @CW Morg 💯

Love it when the local wine shop knows me so well that when my GF shops for me they pull something out of the back that’s not even in the shelves yet . Need more in FL best QPR @CW Morg 💯

Feb 15th, 2018
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.1

Deep purplish ruby red. Lovely nose that needed a little time to open up with notes of violets, olives, blackfruits, and white pepper. Moderate tannins (6/10) and medium plus bodied. Elegant body with some pizzazz with lots of layers and complexity. Notes of baking spices, olive tapenade, anise, cinnamon, blackberries, and dark minerality. Long and extracted finish, definitely from the whole cluster press. Drink till 2023. (91+)

Deep purplish ruby red. Lovely nose that needed a little time to open up with notes of violets, olives, blackfruits, and white pepper. Moderate tannins (6/10) and medium plus bodied. Elegant body with some pizzazz with lots of layers and complexity. Notes of baking spices, olive tapenade, anise, cinnamon, blackberries, and dark minerality. Long and extracted finish, definitely from the whole cluster press. Drink till 2023. (91+)

Feb 1st, 2018
Jesse Pender

Assistant Winemaker Delicato Family Vineyards

9.0

In a funky spot right now. Seems to be best right out the gate. After an hour or so the wine starts to fade. Big though at the start.

In a funky spot right now. Seems to be best right out the gate. After an hour or so the wine starts to fade. Big though at the start.

Dec 28th, 2017
Patrick Derdeyn

The recent syrah kick continues. A bit more fruit forward than some of the other cool climate sonoma examples lately (and a full point higher alc at 14.5%). Still 33%-50% whole cluster and native yeasts/minimal racking which adds up to syrah goodness. This is last years shipment and is a little more settled now but these could use a couple more years to integrate if you can keep your hands off as the new ones are arriving this week.

The recent syrah kick continues. A bit more fruit forward than some of the other cool climate sonoma examples lately (and a full point higher alc at 14.5%). Still 33%-50% whole cluster and native yeasts/minimal racking which adds up to syrah goodness. This is last years shipment and is a little more settled now but these could use a couple more years to integrate if you can keep your hands off as the new ones are arriving this week.

Nov 22nd, 2017