Bedrock Ode to Lulu Old Vine Rosé is a beautiful dry rosé blend of Mourvedre and Grenache from one of the top winemakers in California. Morgan Twain-Petersen is the owner/winemaker of Bedrock Wine Company in Sonoma. In 2017 Morgan passed the Master of Wine examination, becoming one of just forty-five MWs residing in the United States and one of two California winemakers with the qualification.
Decanter rated this 2016 vintage 90 points: "Named in honour of Lulu Peynaud, the legendary chatelaine of Bandol's Domaine Tempier, this Mourvèdre rosé bursts with watermelon, spring flowers, citrus and spice preface a fresh, supple wine with a savoury finish crying out for a Provençal feats. Morgan Twain-Peterson is one of the great exponents of California's old vine heritage, and this bottling hails from a vineyard planted in the 1940s!" -William Kelley, Decanter, 90 points!
"The 2016 Lulu follows closely on the footsteps of the 2015: The vineyard and blend composition is similar and it is, as always, from old and low yielding vineyards. The Mataro element comes from two lovely but quite different vineyards. Live Oak Vineyard, planted sometime around the inauguration of William Mckinley, is an Oakley vineyard own-rooted in sand. Pagani Ranch, which needs little introduction, was planted close to the onset of Prohibition in Kenwood. To complement these two we blended in Grenache from the 1880s planting at Gibson Ranch in McDowell Valley (Mendocino). All lots were picked at low potential alcohol and whole-cluster pressed. This year's iteration is more aromatically explosive than I remember last year's being-the oftentimes stentorian Mataro showing off a bit more playfulness and the Grenache providing oodles of crunchy bright fruit."-Bedrock Wine Company
Enjoy Bedrock Ode to Lulu Old Vine Rosé now and over the next 3-4 years as the perfect patio aperitif wine. It matches up beautifully with salade Nicoise, roast chicken, grilled shrimp and mild cheeses.