We had these two w/ dinner last night:
1. OjaiVnyd Chard SolomonHillsVnyd/SantaMariaVlly (13.5%) 2009
: Med.gold color; very strong fragrant/melony/Chard/appley/ripe very light pencilly/oak slight earthy quite attractive nose; rather tart strong appley/celery/ripe honeydew melon/Chard light pencilly/oak brisk/clean/zippy/pure Chard flavor; long very tart strong perfumed/Chard/ripe melon/celery/appley light pencilly/nutmeg/oak clean/zippy finish; a lovely clean/bright/precise Chard that will go another 10 yrs.
2. BedrockWineCo Zin KirschenmannVnyd/Lodi (14.6%; Own-rooted vnyd planted in 1915; www.BedrockWineCo.com) 2012
: Med.dark color; strong boysenberry/ripe/Zin classic Lodi/earthy/mushroomy/chocolaty light pencilly/oak some spicy nose; bit soft rich/lush/ripe classic Lodi/earthy/mushroomy/chocolaty strong boysenberry/Zin/spicy/ripe slight dusty/OV flavor w/ light tannins; very long classic Lodi/mushroomy/earthy rather ripe/boysenberry/Zin/spicy slight dusty/OV finish w/ light tannins; pretty classic Lodi Zin but w/ a Bedrock imprint; a bit more brightness & structure than most Lodi Zins.
A wee BloodyPulpit:
1. Ojai: This was one of Adam's "new" Chards on release and had a very screechy/high acidity. It seems to be softening some now and taking on some nuances.
2. Bedrock: Kirschenmann vnyd is a recent purchase of TeganPassalaqua, winemaker for Turley. Morgan describes this as "feminine". Not sure I'd agree w/ that but it is certainly one of his more drinkable Zin. It clearly speaks of Lodi Zin, though.