Bedrock Wine Co. 2014 Heritage White, Compagni Portis Vineyard, Sonoma Valley

Bedrock Wine Co. 2014 Heritage White, Compagni Portis Vineyard, Sonoma Valley

Item Number: 8854

UPC: None

Country: USA
Region: California
Sub Region: Sonoma
Appellation/AVA: Sonoma Valley
Vineyard Designation: Compagni Portis Vineyard
Vintage: 2014
Grape(s): Gewu?rztraminer / Trousseau Gris / Roter Veltliner / Riesling / Chardonnay
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 14.2
Viticulture: Practicing Organic

Winemaker Notes: "Dry-farmed, this field-blend of Gewürztraminer, Trousseau Gris, Roter Veltliner, Riesling, Chardonnay, and others was planted in 1954. Organically farmed in cahoots with Phil Coturri, it is one of the most interesting old white vineyards I have ever seen. The 2014 is my favorite bottling of this wine since the 2011, with the naturally rich and explosively exotic Gewürztraminer being balanced by the higher acid and later ripening Trousseau Gris, Riesling, and others. In making the wine, 50% of the fruit is destemmed and skin soaked for 4-5 hours to pull more perfume from the grapes, while the other half is whole-cluster pressed." - Morgan Twain-Peterson

Reviews

  • Vinous
    Rating: 93 (2/15/2016)

    The 2014 Compagni Portis Heritage Wine is simply stunning. Gewürztraminer takes center stage in this white field blend from vines first planted in 1954. Tropical fruit, mango, lychee, mint, orange blossom and lemon confit are laced together in a striking, mid-weight wine loaded with personality. Even with its overt richness, the 2014 retains gorgeous freshness and salinity. The Compagni Portis is a blend of Gewürztraminer, Trousseau Gris, Roter Veltliner, Riesling and Chardonnay.
  • Decanter
    Rating: 91 (8/1/2016)

    A field blend of Gewurztraminer, Trousseau Gris, Riesling, Burger and a few vines that remain unidentified, the historic Compagni Portis Vineyard was founded in 1954. Dry-farmed and organic, it yields less than 15hl/ha. The resulting wine is unique: smooth and unctuous with a spine of acidity. Stone fruits and almonds show up among its flavors.