Wine of the Day March 28, 2015

2013BedrockSyrah2013 Bedrock, Syrah, North Coast.
Morgan Twain Peterson’s basic North Coast Syrah is a blend of five cool climate sites and is made partial whole cluster and with about 40% stems with modest oak makes for a real generous and forward wine. Bedrock can’t seem to miss these days and this new vintage is as good as any they’ve done, with their Syrah and Zinfandel offerings both showing great fruit detail and rich complexity and style. The 2013 North Coast Syrah starts with crushed violets, cracked pepper, cassis and bitter chocolate with blueberry, blackberry and boysenberry on the palate along with vanilla, bacon fat and mocha. This sexy and ripe flavored wine is very pleasing and very opulent, giving Saint-Joseph like character, but truly Californian through and through, best to enjoy this one between 2016 and 2019. Not as nervy as past vintages and with good density and plush layers, this wine will appeal to a wider set of palates and it gets even better with air and time in the glass, very impressive length too!
($36 Est.) 93 Points, grapelive