NV The Whole Shebang! "Fourteenth Cuvée"
Talk about Shebang for the buck! Mostly Zinfandel blended with Carignane, Petite Sirah, Mourvedre, Alicante Bouchet, Grenache, Syrah, Alicante Bouchet, Grenache, Syrah, Barbera and a touch of whites for aromatics. Sourced from several old vine vineyards throughout Sonoma County. Fermented using native yeasts in stainless steel. Aged in a combination of stainless steel (85%) and French oak (15%). Shebang is a blend of declassified Syrah, Petite Syrah, and Zinfandel from Morgan Twain-Peterson at Bedrock Wine Co. (One of our favorites!). All of the lots are aged in a combination of tank and French oak, and saw no chips, staves, or other gobbledy-gook. Morgan chose to make the wine a multi-vintage, multi-varietal blend in order to maintain quality at a terrific pricepoint. This wine provides delicious drinkability and is a JUGernaut of a wine!
Tasting Notes: "A gutsy California Cotes du Rhone-like effort, it boasts plenty of peppery, meaty, roasted Provencal herb notes intermixed with kirsch liqueur and spice box characteristics as well as a lush, dense, gorgeously fruity, complex style." Robert Parker
Winery Notes: Shebang is a project by Morgan Twain-Peterson, the son of Ravenswood founder Joel Peterson, and Chris Cottrell. In addition to this project, Morgan also produces tiny amounts of old vine, heirloom red and white blends, Pinot Noir, and Syrah under the Bedrock Wine Co. label. Also noteworthy: Morgan passed the prestigious Master of Wine exam and, upon successful completion of the dissertation, will become one of the less than thirty American Masters of Wine!
"This is becoming one of the hottest red wine values in California. Made by Bedrock Winerys Morgan Twain-Peterson, this killer offering admirably demonstrates what field blends of Mediterranean varietals and old vines can achieve in California..."~Robert Parker