The 2015 Bedrock Rose. WOW, again. I've been finding and enjoying various vintages of the exceptional Northern California Rose wine for a good five or six years, or maybe even longer, since a very shrewd wine merchant in Berkeley turned me on to the the wines of Morgan Twain Peterson the son of legendary Ravenswood winemaker, Joel Peterson. To put it simply, if you want a boutique producer of wines from California, that are exceptionally made, and not from Napa, nor carrying the Napa price tag, look for wines from Bedrock Wine Company.
The Rose produced by Bedrock has been a homage to the legendary matron of the Tempier family, Lulu Peyraud, since it was first produced and is honestly, a dead ringer in style, but not color to the Tempier Rose. While it's slightly deeper in the color range of pink, the flavors are there, the style is there and the taste is there. Candidly, this and the 2015 Habit Rose, along with Doug Margerum's Riviera Rose and the newly released Reserve are all phenomenal examples of Rose being made in California and continue to show up so well against their French cousins.
Aromatically, the Mourvedre is light and bright. On the palate the wine is bone dry, crisp, loaded with black raspberry, blueberry and strawberry flavors. It was a delight and another charming example of why Rose is so good in the summertime.