2015 Bedrock Wine Company "Ode to Lulu" California Rosé
Named in honour of Lulu Peynaud, the legendary chatelaine of Bandol’s Domaine Tempier, this Mourvèdre rosé bursts with watermelon, spring flowers, citrus and spice preface a fresh, supple wine with a savoury finish crying out for a Provençal feats. Morgan Twain-Peterson is one of the great exponents of California’s old vine heritage, and this bottling hails from a vineyard planted in the 1940s! (WK)
*One Star* Bedrock's homage to the Rosés of Bandol's Domaine Tempier is a lively and fragrant pink that hints lightly at candied cherries. It is medium-bodied and on the slightly spry side in balance without tipping to tartness, and its careful combination of integral acidity and buoyant, long-lasting fruit makes for a tasty glass with or without food.
Racy aromas of dried cranberry and spice lead to crisp and appealing flavors of orange zest and strawberry. Mourvèdre, Grenache and Carignane. (TF)
Morgan Twain-Peterson may be the most talented young winemaker in United States. How could he not be, growing up in vineyards beside his well-known father, winemaker Joel Peterson (Ravenswood). Morgan has done exceptionally well in the eyes of the press and has many fans here at K&L. He thoughtfully crafts small-production bottlings from old vines located in heritage vineyards throughout California. Hard to come by, these Bedrock wines already have a loyal and rabid following that just keeps growing year after year. We wer lucky to secure one of Morgan’s less talked-about wines in the Bedrock series, his lovely Mourvèdre-dominated rosé.