Sherman & Hooker's Shebang (Bedrock Wine Co.) Cuvee III Sonoma Valley Red Blend(1L)(Ships as 1.5L)
From Robert Parker: "There are some terrific bargains in this portfolio, including the non-vintage Sherman and Hooker’s Shebang (only available in one liter bottles). A blend of 80% Syrah and the rest Sangiovese, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, and a few white Rhone varietals such as Grenache Blanc, Roussanne, and Marsanne, it is a delicious, consumer-friendly wine offering an attractive dark ruby color, lots of spicy, peppery, berry fruit, and a silky, supple mouthfeel. It is meant to be consumed during its exuberant youth. This was my first look at the wines of Bedrock, which is the creation of Morgan Peterson, the son of Ravenswood’s legendary Joel Peterson. The emphasis appears to be on some innovative blends as well as several single vineyard cuvees." (Feb. 2010) The wine is made up of old vine Zin and Petite Sirah from Abbastanza Vineyard, and some wonderful Syrah from the mouth of the valley. The wine, a mix of 2006 and 2007, was aged in 35% new French oak from Ermitage, Dargaud-Jaegle, and Baron. This 'jug' wine is a bit of a throw back to simpler times. It is also an exceptionally good wine available to just about anyone. Oh, and those hills at the bottom of the label are part of the land-grant illustration given Gen. Hooker circa. 1849. Them some old hills!