Bedrock Wine Co. Ode to Lulu California Old Vine Rosé Blend 2016

$20.99

  Another great new release from Bedrock - limited. A delicious perfectly dry rose. previous vintage 91 Points Robert Parker:  "Clearly one of the greatest roses I have tasted over the last few years, Bedrock’s Ode to Lulu ranks alongside some of the fabulous dry roses made by Domaine de la Mordoree in Chateauneuf du Pape. With this offering, Bedrock’s owner/winemaker Morgan Twain-Peterson has paid homage to Lulu Peyraud of Domaine Tempier, an estate that fashions great Bandol roses. This blend of 50% old vine Mourvedre, 30% old vine Carignan and 20% Grenache from vines planted between 1888 and 1922 is a killer rose. Whole cluster pressed and aged in stainless steel with no malolactic, 600 cases of this full-bodied, strikingly Provencal-styled rose were produced. It possesses a light pink color, crisp acids, medium to full-bodied flavors, and tremendous intensity as well as character. Superb winemaking, great vineyard sources and old Mediterranean grape varieties planted in California are the keys to producing this sensational rose. Don’t miss it! It should drink well for several years." Winemaker Morgan Twain Peterson:  "In our quest to continually one-up the previous vintage of this wine we stumbled headlong into the rugged terrain of Mendocino. Don't get me wrong, I really like the 2012, where I feel we finally captured a trace of ethereal lightness and perfume while maintaining the sturdy stock of Mourvedre at the wines base. However, I wonder if perhaps the 2012 was just a trace too delicate. We used more Carignane from the sandy, soft soils of Contra Costa County for that wine so my theory was that we needed to find soils with a bit more edge in them. Though the base of 2013 wine is composed around the ancient plantings of Mourvedre at Bedrock Vineyard and Pagani Ranch, the rest of the blend is composed of dry-farmed Grenache planted in the 1880's at Gibson Ranch in McDowell Valley and Carignane from the 1950's planted on soils that remind me of Pauillac in Ukiah. As always, all the lots were picked early and all except the Grenache Gris were whole-cluster pressed. This, I think, though I am sure I will continue to refine, is the best Ode to Lulu to date. Fresh, perfumed, lifted, bright, clean, dense, and delicious. 12.6%." 

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Ratings on Delectable

Bill Bender Delectable Pro

Right time, right place. I think the bottling (Lulu) is a nod to someone at Domaine Tempier. Very light pink hues, a tad fizzy on entry but that dissipates. Primary fruit is strawberry and perhaps watermelon. This isn't as solid as Matthiason, Bandol Domaine Tempier or Liquid Farm for me. I'd rank it with Arnot Roberts. Less weight, simple and fun.

Right time, right place. I think the bottling (Lulu) is a nod to someone at Domaine Tempier. Very light pink hues, a tad fizzy on entry but that dissipates. Primary fruit is strawberry and perhaps watermelon. This isn't as solid as Matthiason, Bandol Domaine Tempier or Liquid Farm for me. I'd rank it with Arnot Roberts. Less weight, simple and fun.

9.0

Martin Redmond Delectable Pro

Salmon color with aromatic strawberry, watermelon, lime zest, stone fruit and wet stone aromas. On the palate it's medium-bodied, focused and harmonious with a vibrant, mouth-watering acidity and strawberry, watermelon, lime and a hint of white peach flavors with an appealing mineral driven long finish. An altogether gorgeous rosé! 12.3% abv. Fermented on native yeast. old vine Mourvèdre and Grenache. A gorgeous rosé

Salmon color with aromatic strawberry, watermelon, lime zest, stone fruit and wet stone aromas. On the palate it's medium-bodied, focused and harmonious with a vibrant, mouth-watering acidity and strawberry, watermelon, lime and a hint of white peach flavors with an appealing mineral driven long finish. An altogether gorgeous rosé! 12.3% abv. Fermented on native yeast. old vine Mourvèdre and Grenache. A gorgeous rosé

9.1

Mark Morgan Delectable Pro

Bright up front, rich mid-palate, a hint of fizz (a feature, not a bug)

Bright up front, rich mid-palate, a hint of fizz (a feature, not a bug)

8.9

Patrick Derdeyn Delectable Pro

Bright pink rose with a bit of a darker fruit profile, I'm guessing that characteristic comes from the heavy dose of 100+yr old mourvedre. There is also a melon note here that is delicious and keeps me reaching for the next glass. Great rose year after year but this may be its finest vintage to date.

Bright pink rose with a bit of a darker fruit profile, I'm guessing that characteristic comes from the heavy dose of 100+yr old mourvedre. There is also a melon note here that is delicious and keeps me reaching for the next glass. Great rose year after year but this may be its finest vintage to date.

9.2

Patrick Derdeyn Delectable Pro

130 yr old vines and a heavy dose of mourvedre. Always a recipe for a win in my book. I never order enough of these.

130 yr old vines and a heavy dose of mourvedre. Always a recipe for a win in my book. I never order enough of these.

9.1

Tom Riley Delectable Pro

I'm only one glass in, okay, about to be two, but my wife better hurry home or she's gonna have to find out about it second-hand.

I'm only one glass in, okay, about to be two, but my wife better hurry home or she's gonna have to find out about it second-hand.

9.1

Patrick Derdeyn Delectable Pro

First of the '16. This is delicious, crunchy red fruit with melon and strawberry upfront. Grenache for the brightness, Mourvedre for the depth. Gorgeous.

First of the '16. This is delicious, crunchy red fruit with melon and strawberry upfront. Grenache for the brightness, Mourvedre for the depth. Gorgeous.

9.1

Greg Ballington Delectable Pro

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

Light peachy pink. Love the nose with layers of melon, kiwi, and red berries like strawberries. Moderate acidity (6.5/10) and light bodied. Definitely acidity driven with red berries in the attack. A touch of grass in the mid palate with tropical and stone fruits. A little dry with minerality in the finish. Long and lingering. Drink till 2019.

Light peachy pink. Love the nose with layers of melon, kiwi, and red berries like strawberries. Moderate acidity (6.5/10) and light bodied. Definitely acidity driven with red berries in the attack. A touch of grass in the mid palate with tropical and stone fruits. A little dry with minerality in the finish. Long and lingering. Drink till 2019.

9.0

Michael L S Delectable Pro

Strawberry, watermelon, bright acid.

Strawberry, watermelon, bright acid.

Ellie Wackerman

Tasty for my bday 2019 w grant, kara, & Grace at steak & vine in lagrange

Tasty for my bday 2019 w grant, kara, & Grace at steak & vine in lagrange

9.2

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