Bedrock Wine Co.

"In the words of winemaker Morgan Twain-Peterson: Bedrock Wine Co. firmly believes in the philosophy that "diversity is the spice of life." The wines I make are not limited to a single caste or single style. Rather, they reflect my own eclectic tastes and general feeling that a broad palate makes for more interesting gustatory experiences. Bedrock is an itsy-bitsy winery making wine in a converted chicken coop. Fruit from only the most excellent vineyard sites is hand pitch-forked into the destemmer, fermented in open top redwood and stainless vats using only native yeasts, and are manually basket pressed by winemaker Morgan Twain-Peterson into the sexiest oak from the coldest French forests. The winery's objectives are:

To eschew varietal Zinfandel and instead make the truly California wine intended by our forefathers by field-blending Zin with plenty of Carignane for elegance, Petite Sirah for power, Alicante Bouschet for color, and the other mixed black varietals for interest and singularity from ancient vines grown in pretty spots.

To spread the gospel of Syrah in California by sourcing fruit from the great terroirs of Hudson Vineyard, Wildcat Mountain, Kick Ranch, Glenlyon, Old Lakeville and Bald Mountain.

To proclaim the greatness of Sonoma Valley Cabernet Sauvignon by sparing no expense on the few great sites that yield wines of uniqueness and personality.

To reclaim rose' from the excesses of saignée and focus on precision, delicacy, aromatics, and food friendliness.

To make the greatest Bordeaux Blanc blend in California from low yielding Sauvignon Blanc and ancient vine Semillon.

To make California Pinot Noir that ages as well as '74 Swan. To dream big but keep production low!"

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Bedrock Wine Co. 'Old Vines' Zinfandel 2017
"Rich, powerful and explosive, this is always one of the very best Zinfandel one can find for the money. It hits the palate with an array of dark red stone fruits, tobacco, menthol and licorice. The Old Vine Zinfandel comes from a smattering of sites, most of them in Sonoma Valley, Alexander Valley,
Item Number: 31430

Bedrock Wine Co. Shebang Red 'Twelfth Cuvee'
(46% Zinfandel, 40& Grenache, 5% Alicante, 5% Petite Sirah, 4% Sangiovese) "This is a delicious blend that is spicy and full bodied. It's a fun wine that is perfect for everyday drinking but also has some serious pedigree. The base for Shebang! comes 100+ year old vines from the Bedrock
Item Number: 31096
Case: $143.40

Bedrock Wine Co. 'North Coast' Syrah 2015
91  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 91"Inky blue and purplish fruit, bacon fat, licorice, smoke, exotic spice and black pepper are some of the many notes that run through the 2015 Syrah North Coast. A huge, richly textured wine, the 2015 North Coast Syrah offers unreal quality for the money."~Antonio Galloni
Item Number: 24825

Bedrock Wine Co. 'Ode to Lulu' Rose 2017
91  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 91 "Vivid pale orange-pink. Expressive scents of fresh red berries, orange pith, pungent flowers and chalky minerals show excellent focus and lift. Fine-grained and nervy in the mouth, offering zesty red currant, strawberry and blood orange flavors and a spicy jolt of white pepper on

Bedrock Wine Co. 'Old Vines' Zinfandel 2016
91  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 91"Fun to drink, with expressive raspberry and violet aromas and zesty, vibrant cherry, toasted cinnamon and spice flavors that finish on a lively note."

Bedrock Wine Co. 'Heritage Red Bedrock Vineyard' 2016
95  Vinous Media 
Wine Spectator 95 #10 WINE SPECTATOR TOP 100 WINES OF 2018 "A knockout red, focused and well-built but loaded with personality. Expressive blackberry and dark Asian spice notes lead to intense yet refined smoky plum, orange zest and smoky cracked pepper flavors. Zinfandel, Carignan, Mataro, Syrah

Bedrock Wine Co. Shebang Red 'Eleventh Cuvee' NV
(46% Zinfandel, 40& Grenache, 5% Alicante, 5% Petite Sirah, 4% Sangiovese) "This is a delicious blend that is spicy and full bodied. It's a fun wine that is perfect for everyday drinking but also has some serious pedigree. The base for Shebang! comes 100+ year old vines from the Bedrock

Bedrock Wine Co. 'Old Vines' Zinfandel 2015
93  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 93WS TOP 100 2017 Rank 12"Rich and supple, this is an explosion of pure, decadent fruit. Floral huckleberry and Chinese five-spice powder aromas open to layered blackberry, dark chocolate and licorice flavors that linger. Drink now through 2026."

Bedrock 'Pagani Ranch' Heritage Red 2015
95  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 95"The 2015 Pagani Heritage is the most overt and flamboyant of the Sonoma Valley wines. Inky red fruit, wild flowers, violet, mint and plum infuse this super-concentrated, dense Zinfandel-based wine."~Antonio Galloni

Bedrock Wine Co. Weill Vyd 'Exposition #3' Syrah 2013
100  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 100 "The last of the three is the 2013 Syrah Exposition 3. Like its sibling, it is a 125-case cuvée of 84% Syrah and 16% cofermented Viognier. There was no inclusion of stems on this particular wine. This is the most La Mouline-like of the trio, no doubt because of the high percentage

Bedrock Wine Co. Weill Vyd 'Exposition #2' Syrah 2013
100  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 100 "The 2013 Syrah Exposition 2 is a perfect wine. This is 50% destemmed and co-fermented with 8% Viognier. Bacon fat, lychee, tapenade, black raspberry and black cherry liqueur soar through the explosive aromatics of this wine. The wine hits the palate with the extraordinary

Bedrock Wine Co. Weill Vyd 'Exposition #1' Syrah 2013
99  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 99 "I finished the tasting with Morgan Peterson with his Guigal single-vineyard Côte Rôtie lookalikes, several meriting a perfect score, as if I were standing next to Marcel and Philippe Guigal and tasting from their cellar in Ampuis, Côte Rôtie. These are among the greatest

Bedrock Wine Co. 'Heritage Red Bedrock Vineyard' 2015
96  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 96 "Possibly the flagship wine is the 2015 Proprietary Red The Bedrock Heritage. This ancient vineyard is planted with 27 different varieties, so I won’t even begin to list them, as that is a book in itself. This is Rhône Valley-like, with notes of Mediterranean herbs, blackberries,

Bedrock Wine Co. Shebang Red 'Tenth Cuvee' NV
NY Times 20 Wines Under $20 Winter Reds "The Shebang series, moderately priced wines from Morgan Twain-Peterson’s excellent Bedrock Wine Company, offers modern versions of California field blends. This spicy, gutsy wine comes from multiple vineyards and appellations, includes many grapes (with

Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel 'Old Vines' 2014
91  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 91 "The 2014 Old Vine Zinfandel is deep, rich and luscious, with plenty of up-front fruit and tons of appeal. More of a field blend than a true Zinfandel, the 2014 is soft and forward, with expressive red-fleshed fruit, bright acidity and terrific overall balance. The Old Vine is 77%

Bedrock Wine Co. 'North Coast' Syrah 2014
92  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 92 "The 2014 Syrah North Coast is absolutely delicious. Sweet red cherry, plum, savory herbs, mint and pomegranate are all pushed forward in a supple, forward Syrah that hits all the right notes. A dollop of Viognier adds brightness to the finish, but this is a relatively lush style.

Bedrock Wine Co. Weill Vyd 'Exposition #3' Syrah 2012
99  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 99 "My favorite, as it would be if we were tasting Guigal’s La Mouline, is the 2012 Proprietary Red Weill Vineyard Exposition 3, which is 84% Syrah and 16% Viognier with 10% whole-clusters. From a south-facing block, this is definitely a wine of great intensity and incredible

Bedrock Wine Co. Weill Vyd 'Exposition #2' Syrah 2012
96  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 96 "The 2012 Proprietary Red Weill Vineyard Exposition 2 is 92% Syrah and 8% Viognier, 50% whole-cluster and from a southeast-facing block of the same vineyard. The Viognier was co-fermented, and this might well be Twain-Peterson’s La Turque. Notes of charcoal, burning embers,

Bedrock Wine Co. Weill Vyd 'Exposition #1' Syrah 2012
97  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 97 "The 2012 Proprietary Red Weill Vineyard Exposition 1, from an east-facing steep slope, is 100% Syrah and 100% whole-clusters. The wine flirts with perfection, with beautiful notes of roasted meats, new saddle leather, black olive tapenade, cassis and blackberry soaring from the

Bedrock Wine Co. 'Heritage Red Bedrock Vineyard' 2014
95  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 95 "The 2014 Proprietary Red Bedrock Heritage Proprietary Red is not yet in bottle and was scheduled to be bottled a month or so after I tasted with Twain-Peterson. The wine looks killer. Twenty-four inter-planted varieties (all put in the ground between 1888 and 1895), dominated by

Bedrock Wine Co 'Shebang!' Red Ninth Cuvee NV
"This is becoming one of the hottest red wine values in California. Made by Bedrock Winery’s Morgan Twain-Peterson. This killer offering admirably demonstrates what field blends of Mediterranean varietals and old vines can achieve in California. Drink this beauty over the next 1-3 years."~Robert

Bedrock Wine Co. 'Monte Rosso' Zinfandel 2013
94  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 94 " The 2013 Zinfandel Monte Rosso is fabulous. A dark, opulent wine, the 2013 is endowed with magnificent power and richness. Inky blue and black fruit, smoke, licorice and dark spices meld together in the glass. The firm mountain are nearly buried by the sheer intensity of the

Bedrock Wine Co. 'North Coast' Syrah 2013
92  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 92 "The 2013 Syrah North Coast is another fabulous, budget-friendly wine. Supple and silky on the palate, with exceptional overall balance, the 2013 delivers remarkable complexity and nuance for the money. Dark red stone fruits, smoke, tobacco, incense and orange peel are laced into

Bedrock Wine Co. 'Heritage' Red 2013
95  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 93-95 "The 2013 Proprietary Red Bedrock Vineyard Heritage comes from the Peterson family’s old vines planted between 1888 and 1895. Amazingly, there are over 22 interplanted varieties in this vineyard, with the bulk of it being 55% Zinfandel and 30% Carignane. The balance of 15% is

Bedrock Wine 'Old Vine Sonoma Valley' Zinfandel 2013
92  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 92 "The 2013 Zinfandel Old Vine, which includes a dollop of Carignane, comes from vines averaging 80 years of age. This Rhône Ranger-styled effort displays notes of raspberries, black cherries, forest, earth, pepper and spice. Full-bodied, heady, seductive and lush, it can be enjoyed