Bedrock: Wines of Personality and Place

11/9/23 -

Bedrock represents a lot of what we love most about wine: dedication to farming and maintaining healthy biodiversity in the vineyards, and crafting wines that vividly express the unique characteristics of the place from which they come. In this case, the vineyards happen to be some of the oldest and most historic in California, many dating back to the late 1800s and early 1900s. There is also a New York connection (which you know we love!) as partners Morgan Twain-Peterson and Chris Cottrell first met while working at Pet Wines on the Upper East Side. While this all makes for a great story, the real stars here are the wines themselves, which are pure and thoughtfully made while providing enormous pleasure.

Old Vines at Bedrock Vineyard

Winemaker Morgan Twain-Peterson started Bedrock Wine Co. in 2007 out of a converted chicken coop in Sonoma, with the goal of preserving old vineyards across California and highlighting some of the diverse terroir the state has to offer. Longtime friend and collaborator Chris Cottrell was eventually convinced to leave New York to join Bedrock full-time in 2012, and since then the two have garnered praise from just about every wine publication in circulation predominantly for their old vine Zinfandels and Zinfandel blends. In 2017 Morgan became a Master of Wine, the first California winemaker to do so and one of only a small number of American winemakers to hold the distinction. These varied perspectives, from farming to tasting to working directly with consumers, give Morgan and Chris a unique understanding of how to craft excellent, thought-provoking wines that can appeal to a wide range of people. They aren't overly dogmatic in their approach, welcoming experimentation but always with the intent to ultimately make delicious wines that anyone can enjoy.

Evangelho Vineyard

Today we are thrilled to offer a new selection of the 2022 single vineyard bottlings, including the always spectacular Heritage wines from Bedrock Vineyard and Evangelho Vineyard. There are also the Katushas' and Beeson Ranch Zinfandels, both great representations of two unique places. If you'd like to read more about the history of the vineyards you can do so here - each has a storied past leading up to us being able to enjoy these wines today. 2022 was by many accounts a good year in Sonoma, warmer than 2021 but with ample rain and generally favorable conditions. There is also a beautiful Sauvignon Blanc that is a must try, and the 2021 Old Vine Zin and Cabernet Sauvignon for good measure. All of the wines have their unique personality but share a common thread of focus, clarity, and precision which makes them unmistakably Bedrock. Jeff DiLorenzo

You have successfully subscribed!
This email has been registered