Always a great wine, this vintage is certainly one of the best. Green gold in color, clear and bright. The nose is great with lemons, slight grapefruits, minerals and slight herbal notes. Slightly oily texture. On the palate, this is crisp with lovely citrus fruit over a base on minerality. Nice acidity. Long finish. It is delicious. Drinks well on its own and will work well with lighter salads or even fish or fowl. drink over the next three to five years.
A delightful Sauvignon Blanc from this top Red Wine producer. Green/gold in color. A bit cloudy. Great nose of grapefruits, spice and lemons. Medium bodied. On the palate, grapefruit with a slight minty note. Good acidity. Dry. This drinks great young but will certainly age for five to seven years. Great on its own. A nice pairing with lighter salads and veggie dishes.
2017 Bedrock Wine Co. Sauvignon Blanc Judge Family Vineyard, USA, California, Sonoma, Bennett Valley, Wine Review
This is a nice Sauvignon Blanc. Light golden in color. The nose has nice minerality with a touch of grapefruits. On the palate, the taste is consistent. The best thing about this is the somewhat oily texture. It is refreshing. Worked well with some Shihito peppers. It should probably be consumed in the next few years.
The first bottle of this I tried had likely been exposed to heat during shipping. It is great that I was able to try a proper bottle. Much better. Purple in color with ruby swirls. Interesting nose. It is smoky with a scent that reminded me of a really good corned beef sandwich at a Jewish deli. That is meaty, slightly salty, a bit of yeast, and slight roasted meats. Very proper and welcoming. This is a cool climate Syrah and it drinks very well. There is some bacon fat too, but that wouldn't go at a Jewish Deli. ;-) There also is some boysenberry fruit lurking in the background.
Year in and year out this is one of the best Sauvignon Blancs made in California. Given the quality, the price is reasonable as well. Light golden in color.
2017 Bedrock Wine Co. Sauvignon Blanc Judge Family Vineyard. USA, California, Sonoma, Bennett Valley, Wine Review
Opened this for starters on New Years Eve. While it would work better on a warm summer evening, it worked fine. A flexible wine that works on its own or with food. Light gold/green in color. Nice minerality, some grapefruit. Light bodied. Good acidity. On the palate, this is thinner with minerals and slight grapefruit. Hopefully, this puts on some weight over the next couple of months. This was thinner and lighter than prior Bedrock Sauvignon Blancs. It is still a solid wine. It was $32 delivered on release.
Purple in color, ruby at the rim. The nose has black raspberries, char and black pepper. With air, a chalky quality emerges along with more concentrated black raspberries. Good acidity. Deep, still young and complex on the palate. At ten years of age, this is ageing quite slowly. Delicious and complex. It slowly unwinds in the glass. Still plenty of fruit and firm tannins suggesting much more room for development. Long finish. Worked great with hearty food.
Light golden in color. The nose is quiet at first but opens to nice grapefruit notes. Very fresh on the nose. The grapefruit continues to the palate which is both wide and deep. Good acidity. Worked well with food and on its own. Very tasty. Long finish. No green or grass here. At around $35, this is very fairly priced.
Another winner from this winery making lower alcohol, cooler climate wines from California. Purple in color. The nose has black raspberries, char, black olives and roasted herbs. On the palate, this is medium to full bodied. Black raspberries with an underlying char. Also some earthiness. Good acidity. Nice finish. Very food friendly with some potential upside over the next few years.
Light to medium golden in color. Cloudy. The nose is very pretty with pineapple, and minerals and just the slightest notes of grass. Revisiting this also has some hay. On the palate, this is delicious. A creamy texture. A perception of sweetness from the ripe tropical fruit notes. Also crisp enough served cold. Long finish. Worked well with food. One of the truly great Sauvignon Blancs from California. While it seems like it will age fine, it is so fresh and lively now, I am not sure it gets better, just different, I would (and I did), drink these sooner than later.