Bedrock Wine Co. Ode to Lulu California Old Vine Rosé Blend 2017

$21.99

  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

Mark Morgan Delectable Pro

Still my fave rosé of the summer

Still my fave rosé of the summer

9.1

Matt Perlman Delectable Pro

Beautiful once again in this vintage, a worthy tribute to the titular Lulu’s iconic rose...and like the original, I imagine this would age nicely

Beautiful once again in this vintage, a worthy tribute to the titular Lulu’s iconic rose...and like the original, I imagine this would age nicely

9.2

Patrick Derdeyn Delectable Pro

And just like thaf a whole case is gone. It’s barely July, but its’s been hitting 100 frequently enough that these tend to disappear. Just as the last drops of this were going down I said the same words i’ve said for the last 5 straight summers “I never order enough of this stuff”.

And just like thaf a whole case is gone. It’s barely July, but its’s been hitting 100 frequently enough that these tend to disappear. Just as the last drops of this were going down I said the same words i’ve said for the last 5 straight summers “I never order enough of this stuff”.

9.2

Patrick Derdeyn Delectable Pro

Consistently my favorite rose. I’ve already been through a half case of these this summer. The bottles are under screwcap so there is no variation, every sip from every bottle is just as delicious as the last.

Consistently my favorite rose. I’ve already been through a half case of these this summer. The bottles are under screwcap so there is no variation, every sip from every bottle is just as delicious as the last.

9.3

Mark Morgan Delectable Pro

N. Cal Bandol. Delicious.

N. Cal Bandol. Delicious.

9.3

Patrick Derdeyn Delectable Pro

Got this beautiful mag of the Lulu rose from the most recent release. This years version of the wine is a show stopper. It boggles the mind how this can be so packed with fruit and bring such a strong melon flavor yet be so light and airy. 75% mourvedre from vines averaging over 100yrs old, Morgan kills it again.

Got this beautiful mag of the Lulu rose from the most recent release. This years version of the wine is a show stopper. It boggles the mind how this can be so packed with fruit and bring such a strong melon flavor yet be so light and airy. 75% mourvedre from vines averaging over 100yrs old, Morgan kills it again.

9.3

Michael L S Delectable Pro

Very well done. Strawberry, good acidity.

Very well done. Strawberry, good acidity.

Brendan Baker

Especially liking this year’s Lulu... can’t keep from going through it!

Especially liking this year’s Lulu... can’t keep from going through it!

9.1

Megan Walerius

Good for a Rosé. Very light and interesting flavors.

Good for a Rosé. Very light and interesting flavors.

8.5

Adrienne Bax

Damn baby! Just what I needed after a long hot week.

Damn baby! Just what I needed after a long hot week.

9.8

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