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WT4Nights: Whole Cluster Seminar #1

by Pat G » Tue Sep 14, 2021 10:07 pm

Bedrock Ode to Lulu Rose' CA, 2019

Salmon with hints of orange, fading to pink at rim. Aromas are red fruit dominant: sour cherry, cherry, cranberry, raspberry, red currant. Hints of earth and animal: forest floor, dust, a bit of meat or leather. Spice is minimal and difficult to discern; maybe a hint of clove and fennel. On the palate, less intense but still compelling with all that's occurring. Medium body, finish with staying power. Medium plus acidity. Tasted over 4 days and very little fading. Great acid. Seems to be Mataro/Grenache blend with the former adding that animal/earthy note. Apparently whole cluster fermentation. Read that whole cluster can add character, complexity, aromatics. This wine is a good example of that. An interesting splurge and one of the better rose' wines we have had this year. Screwcap.
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Re: WT4Nights: Whole Cluster Seminar #1

by David M. Bueker » Wed Sep 15, 2021 7:54 am

I am not a frequent rose drinker, but the 2019 OtL was a lovely bottle. I stashed one away just to see what happens with a couple extra years.

I don't like the 2020 nearly as much - it seems thin by comparison. Tough year though.
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Re: WT4Nights: Whole Cluster Seminar #1

by Pat G » Wed Sep 15, 2021 4:22 pm

David M. Bueker wrote:I am not a frequent rose drinker, but the 2019 OtL was a lovely bottle. I stashed one away just to see what happens with a couple extra years.

I don't like the 2020 nearly as much - it seems thin by comparison. Tough year though.


https://www.vinography.com/2021/09/cali ... rs-vintage

Have a contact who is buying more of the 2019 vintage of key wines as none being produced 2020. Tough year, indeed. Especially for late ripeners...Cab Sauv etc.

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