2012 Bedrock "Hudson Vineyard T'n'S Blocks" Carneros Syrah
The 2012 Syrah Hudson Vineyard South T'n'S-Blocks displays gorgeous purity in its aromas and flavors. Bright red fruit, flowers, mint, licorice and violets are all very much alive in the glass. The Hudson is built on a serious core of fruit. Today, it is a real stunner for so many reasons, including its exceptional overall balance. The 2012 should drink well for a number of years. The Bedrock Hudson Syrah is a blend of T and S blocks, done with 60% whole clusters and 8% Viognier.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
(vinified with 60% whole clusters and aged in 30% new oak): Bright purple. Highly expressive aromas of dark berry liqueur, licorice, smoky minerals and violet; this smells like Hermitage. Lush, deep and surprisingly animated, offering intense blackberry and cassis flavors with a sexy floral pastille nuance. Finishes sweet, sappy and long, with building tannins and lingering spiciness and minerality. Wow!
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
From a well-known Carneros vineyard, the 2012 Syrah Hudson used 60% stems and was aged in 40% new French oak. The blocks of vines used for this cuvee were planted by John Kongsgaard, who also fashions sensational wines from this source. I liked the fact that Morgan Peterson did not have a clue as to what the total alcohol was. This floral, meaty Syrah is reminiscent of a French Cote Rotie. Full-bodied and ripe with plenty of juicy blackberry fruit, this winner should drink nicely for a decade. (RP)
Rich and rustic, with explosive fruit built around the blackberry, wild berry, plum and cherry flavors. The tannins grip and hold, but subtle berry notes seep through and become more beguiling.