Bedrock Wine Co. 2017 'Ode to LuLu' Old Vine Rose, California

Bedrock Wine Co. 2017 'Ode to LuLu' Old Vine Rose, California

Item Number: 11354

UPC: None

Country: USA
Region: California
Sub Region: California
Appellation/AVA: California
Vintage: 2017
Grape(s): 75% Mataro / 25% Grenache
Type: Wine - Rose
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Screw Cap
Alc by Vol(%): 12.3
Viticulture: Practicing Organic

Winemaking Notes: The Mataro and Grenache grapes were all picked for the Ode to LuLu Rosé and whole clustered pressed from vines planted between the 1880s and 1920s!

Featured in the Punch article "The Insider's Guide to Not-Crappy Rosé" as an essential wine (5/32/2018):
"This is one of California’s perennial standouts—a tribute from Morgan Twain-Peterson to old heritage vineyards and to Domaine Tempier, the most famous of the Bandol estates. The 2017 is an exceptional specimen, with a koji-like richness and cotton-candy softness from Grenache perfectly balancing the growl of Mourvèdre."


Featured in the Food & Wine article  "30 Rosés to Drink This Summer"  (5/9/2018)
"Bedrock's co-owner and visionary, Morgan Twain-Peterson MW, son of Joel Peterson (founder of Ravenswood) was on a mission to seek out a Bandol style rosé that showcases old-vine Mataro (a.k.a. Mourvèdre) and Grenache. This release weighs in at 12.3 percent ABV so it keeps light on its feet, but maintains tremendous depth. The proprietary name, "Ode to Lule" is a tribute to Lulu Peyraud of Domaine Tempier—an iconic Bandol producer. Its light copper-salmon colored hue lures you into a bowl of raspberries, peaches and apple blossoms. Bold and refreshing sip after sip."

Reviews

  • Vinous
    Rating: 91 (6/14/2018)

    Expressive scents of fresh red berries, orange pith, pungent flowers and chalky minerals show excellent focus and lift. Fine-grained and nervy in the mouth, offering zesty red currant, strawberry and blood orange flavors and a spicy jolt of white pepper on the back half. The floral note sneaks back in steadily on a silky, persistent, mineral-driven finish.
  • The Wine Advocate
    Rating: 90 (6/29/2018)

    Made from 75% Mourvèdre and 25% Grenache, the 2017 Ode to Lulu Old Vine Rosé is very pale-salmon pink in color with delicate Bing cherries, raspberry leaves and red currants scents with hints of red apples and white pepper. The palate is medium-bodied with lovely spicy sparks throughout the red berries flavors, with great freshness and a peppery finish.