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Morgan Twain-Peterson & Chris Cottrell

Historical Gem
Bedrock Vineyard

Bedrock Vineyard is one of the most historically and qualitatively gilded plots of land in Sonoma Valley. Taking up 152 acres of the heart of Sonoma Valley, the vineyard occupies a large section of one of the best growing climates for grapes on earth.Founded in 1854 by Generals William “Tecumseh” Sherman and General “Fightin’ Joe” Hooker, Bedrock Vineyard has grown grapes for over 150 years. Following the first epidemic of phylloxera in the mid-1880s, the vineyard was replanted in 1888 by Senator George Hearst—a mining magnate, an early father of California, and the father of publisher William Randolph Hearst. Today, Bedrock is in good hands–under the direction of Morgan Twain-Peterson MW, Chris Cottrell, and their capable team.

Appellation: Sonoma Valley
Vineyard designate: None
Soil type: Alluvial soils of loam, clay, & volcanic ash
Elevation: 190 feet
Clone: Clone 337
Average age of vines: 20 years
Farming: Practicing Organic
Unique aspect: Old school California sprawl, long a source of Mondavi Reserve Cab, now under no-till organics direction of Bedrock.
Sourced for: Fondo
What to expect from the wines: Classic, old-school style Cali cab with black fruit, savory herbal, and mineral notes all buoyed up by bright acidity and ripe tannins.