Bedrock - Cabernet Sauvignon Montecillo Vineyard Sonoma 2017 (750ml)


Price: $89.00

Sale Price: $78.00

Producer Bedrock
Country United States
Region California
Subregion Sonoma
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage 2017
Sku 1712461
Size 750ml

Bedrock Description

Bedrock wine company was started in 2007 by Morgan Twain-Petersen, the son of Joel Petersen who had established Ravenswood. Working initially out of a garage with outdoor fermenters and subsequently borrowing space in a friend’s winery Morgan set about making wines to preserve and rehabilitate old vineyards in California. Although many of these oldest vineyards were planted to Zinfandel, they were also planted to other grape varieties by immigrants in the early twentieth century – such as Syrah, Bouchet, Alicante, Grenache, Semillon, Pinot Gris and Riesling. The sources of this fruit can range from established locations such as Oakville in Napa to less familiar sites in Mendocino or Lodi, Amador or Contra Costa as well as distant corners of Sonoma.

The wines produced are not the same each year. There is a hope at Bedrock always to find something new, provided the resulting wine reflects its origins under the California sun and is simply delicious. The focus is always on ideal ripeness of fruit while making wines of freshness with strong aromatic profiles.

Connected to this is the view that a simple approach in the cellar lends itself to creating this type of wine.  No commercial yeasts are used, the reds see some whole cluster, malolactic fermentation is unforced, oak is only used I fit is the very best and absolutely and nothing unnecessary is added.

Morgan was joined in 2013 by Chris Cottrell.

In 2017 Morgan became a Master of Wine.

Vinous: 91 Points

The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Montecillo Vineyard Old Vine is a real powerhouse that will need a bit of time to reveal the breadth of its personality. Today it comes across as monolithic though there is plenty of depth to the dark fruit spice leather and chocolate flavors. If anything my impression is that the Montecillo needs longer time in barrel. The reality is that most top-flight 2017 California Cabernets have not been bottled yet.