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Snooth User: EMark

Outthere, A Little Help, Please

Posted by EMark, Aug 13, 2013.

I just received notification from Bedrock that I might have the opportunity to buy some of their new release and, thus, be elevated to full e-mail membership.  So, I am wondering if you have any recommendations on the following that I may request.  My gut feeling is that the most attractive wines might be the ones with the lower bottle limits:

Description                                                                  Limit

Compagni Portis Vineyard (Sonoma Valley).............. ...........4

Sonoma Valley Old-Vine Zinfandel......................................12

Evangelho Heritage Wine (Contra Costa).............................10

Kirschenmann Vineyard Zinfandel (Lodi)................................6

Sodini Vineyard Zinfandel (RRV).................... ......................6

Bedrock Heritage Wine (Sonoma Valley)...............................6

All these are 2012 Vintage.

Hurry, I'm old.


Reply by JonDerry, Aug 13, 2013.

They're only encouraging you to buy 44 bottles, no problem!

There was a nice article about the Evangelho the other week.

Reply by outthere, Aug 13, 2013.

You're asking the wrong guy.

I bought:

6 CP

12 OVZin

5 Evan

5 Kirsch

5 Sodini

5 Bdrk Hrtg

2 Carignane


The Old Vine Zin is a Major QPR. Everything is awesome though. Bigger fruit on theSodini, Big Sspice on the Bdrk Hrtg, Kirschennman and Evangelho are restrained, higher acid. CP is a gorgeous white.

Reply by Richard Foxall, Aug 13, 2013.

Hey, Emark, I'll be tasting a few of these over the next couple weeks at Zinfest (Charlie Palmer and Clay Mauritson's event for the North Bay Downs Syndrome Association) and at OT's event.  If you can wait that long and need a second opinion...

There are a few other folks who use Evangelho fruit, like Turley and 3Wines (Matt Cline's winery), so there are other ways to get it, but sounds to me like you could take OT's numbers and cut them in half and be pretty happy. 

So much good wine out there, and so much of it is Zinfandel or made by Bedrock and a few others. 

BTW, it's that time of year:  have to go read my email from Radio Coteau right now.

Reply by outthere, Aug 13, 2013.

I hear CP is sold out already. This is the waitlist people Fox, he who hesitates gets no wine.


Reply by Richard Foxall, Aug 13, 2013.

I should have put the tongue in cheek about waiting for me to taste it.  But the three dots were all I could manage. 

Reply by JonDerry, Aug 13, 2013.

Think I'll just buy the odd bottle via their pricing, but just merely like the wine I've tasted so far but admittedly haven't had enough of it.


Reply by EMark, Aug 13, 2013.

Thanks for your comments, folks.  I went for simplicity--2 X bottles of each.

Reply by outthere, Aug 13, 2013.

Well done Mark. The Evangelho and Kirschennman are going to be ready first. Drink those while you let the others sit. Welcome to the family!

Reply by JonDerry, Aug 13, 2013.

Well done, EMark...a player in the mailing list game!

Reply by outthere, Aug 13, 2013.

Hey Fox, Project Zin looks like a winner. Why didnt you talk about it sooner when I had money? ;)


A. Rafanelli Winery
Amapola Creek
Bedrock Wine Co.
Carlisle Winery & Vineyards
Dry Creek Vineyard
Limerick Lane Cellars
Martinelli Winery
Mauritson Family Winery
Quivira Vineyards and Winery
Ravenswood Winery
Ridge Vineyards
Robert Biale Vineyards
Rock Wall
Sbragia Family Vineyards
Seghesio Family Vineyards
St. Francis Winery and Vineyards
Turley Wine Cellars
Valdez Family Winery
Williams Selyem
Nice lineup!
Reply by JonDerry, Aug 13, 2013.

That's a heck of a list...not a great Zin producer missing.

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