2012 Bedrock North Coast
(RP)“The 2012 Syrah
North Coast is a multi-appellation blend from five separate
vineyards that utilized 40% stems and 15% new French oak. It is a
delicious, sexy, up-front Syrah meant for near-term consumption.
With impressive levels of blackberry and acacia flower notes
intermixed with licorice and charcoal, this wine should drink well
for 5-7 years.” Robert Parker’s Wine
As with the 2012 Old Vine
this wine hopefully punches way above its price tag. The 2012
is composed of Weill Vineyard, Hudson Vineyard, a couple barrels of
Griffin’s Lair, Rossi Ranch, and even a barrel of the gorgeous 2012
Alder Springs Syrah. All of the vineyards were fermented with
40-80% whole-cluster and the wine saw roughly 15% new French oak.
This is like a hybrid of the dense 2009 and the intensely
perfumed 2011 with all the beautifully savage aromatics of game,
pepper, olive, violets and hart blood and with dense, smoky fruit
and structure. Hopefully a great domestic alternative to
Gonon or Graillot- the two G’s of greatness.
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