Bedrock Wine Co. 2015 'Drummond's Cuvee' Petite Sirah, California

Bedrock Wine Co. 2015 'Drummond's Cuvee' Petite Sirah, California

Item Number: 10388

UPC: None

Country: USA
Region: California
Sub Region: California
Appellation/AVA: California
Vintage: 2015
Grape(s): 100% Petite Sirah
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 14.2
Viticulture: Practicing Organic

Winemaker Notes: "Our first Petite Sirah! Having been raised on great, long-lived wines like 1970s Freemark Abbey and Ridge York Creek Petite Sirah, the grape has always been near and dear to my heart. Though I always wanted to make one, the right vineyards never really surfaced to make my dream a reality. However, in 2015 we had the opportunity to work with two of the greatest Petite Sirah vineyards in the state and it seemed silly not to swing for the fences and make one of those “wines for the ages.” The wine is centered around the old vine Petite Sirah at Eaglepoint Ranch in Mendocino which for years was the source for Sean Thackrey’s epic Sirius bottlings. Somehow the site combines power with great perfume and stays away from the sometimes monolithic character than can dominate certain examples of the grape. To tame some of the wildness of the Eaglepoint lots we blended in some wine from the aristocratic site of Palisades Vineyard north of Calistoga—a vineyard that seems to make refined Pets with fine, almost Claret-like (in the old school sense of the word) tannins. We are exceedingly happy with the wine and confident that like Edelweiss, it will bloom and grow forever (well, forever is relative).” - Morgan

Reviews

  • Vinous
    Rating: 90 (3/1/2017)

    Inky blue and purplish fruit, spice, licorice and chocolate are all pushed forward in the 2015 Petite Sirah Drummond's Cuvée. This is an especially inky, unctuous Petite with good overall balance and potential, if not quite the pedigree of the finest wines in this range. The Drummond's Cuvée is a blend of fruit from Eaglepoint Ranch, in Mendocino, and Palisades, the well-known site in Napa Valley.
  • The Wine Advocate
    Rating: (94-96) (10/28/2016)

    A barrel sample of the 2015 Petite Sirah Drummond’s Cuvée comes primarily from Mendocino’s Eaglepoint Ranch, which used to make up Sean Thackrey’s Sirius Syrah. This massive, rich, concentrated Petite Sirah is a 50-year wine. Black as a moonless night, it displays notes of graphite, incense, camphor, blueberry and blackberry liqueur. It is still in barrel, but it’s a monster. More on this once it’s in bottle next year.