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2008 Bedrock Rebecca’s Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.4% alc., 189 cases, $34 (sold out). From a tiny winery owned by winemaker Morgan Twain-Peterson. Sourced from a 12-year-old vineyard owned by the Hermsmeyer family across the street from Joe Swan Winery and adjacent Kistler’s Vine Hill Vineyard. Native yeast fermentation. Aged in 55% new supertight- grained French oak barrels. Racked once before blending and bottling. · Brooding nose initially, opening slowly to reveal delicate aromas of spiced black cherries and subtle oak notes. Delicious middle to heavy weight core of black cherry and black raspberry fruit with a pouty kiss of cherries that sails smoothly through the long finish. The seductive fruit has a mineral component and is robed in young, healthy tannins. Oak contributes flavors of spice and mocha java. Still young, and deserving of a few years in the cellar to soften the tannins and fully integrate the oak. Great potential here. Very good. Reviewed March 2, 2011

Winery: Bedrock Wine Co.
From article: Mining for Very Good Over-$30 Pinot:Upping the Ante