Grapelive: Wine of the Day September 10, 2016

2013lacuna2013 Lacuna, Proprietary Red, California.
The intriguing Syrah based Lacuna, made by Bedrock’s Morgan Twain-Peterson, is a savvy and stylish red with cool climate and old vine influence with a real unique personality showing dark and savory fruit, mineral, spice and earthy layers. This seductive red is made from about 75% Sonoma Coast Syrah from top vineyard sites, along with seriously old vine Sonoma Valley black grapes that include Carignan, Mourvedre and Petite Sirah, as well as a touch of Viognier, all co-fermented, whole cluster. This is a lovely wine with fine detail and character with supple and generous fruit, but with savory notes and well judged tannins, the 2013 Lacuna shows refined blue and black fruits, violets and minty herb upfront with a textured palate of blackberry, boysenberry, sweet cherry and dusty plum with hints of cassis, sage, peppercorns, cinnamon, anise seed, olive notes, red pepper flakes (stemy goodness), crushed stones, game, bitter coco, camphor as well as a touch of cedary/smoky sweet French oak. This focused red blend finishes with length and class, but with just enough raw/pure rustic charm to keep things interesting, only about 28 barrels were made, of which about 20% were new, and the price is right for this level of quality and pedigree, if you’ve had the Bedrock wines, you’ll notice a familiar theme and enjoy it’s likeness, but it still has it’s own persona and place, very impressive, be sure to get this and get on their list, drink over the next 3 to 5 years.
($32 Est.) 91 Points, grapelive