An awesome new red blend from McPrice Meyers, a boutique producer at the forefront of the Central Coast winemaking scene - only a few hundred cases were produced so try it while its still available!
93 Points Jeb Dunnuck: "Moving to the reds, the McPrice 2018 Beautiful Earth Red checks in as 64% Syrah, 12% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Grenache, and smaller amounts of Mourvèdre, Petite Sirah, and Clairette Blanche. Its deep purple color is followed by lots of jammy blackberry fruits, ground pepper, violets, and a hint of game. Rich, medium to full-bodied, beautifully balanced, and just loaded with fruit, it's a beautiful wine that can be drunk today or cellared for 7-8 years."
92 Points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "Dark purple. Spice-accented aromas of blackberry, cherry, boysenberry and smoky minerals carry a suave floral top-note. Appealingly sweet and fleshy on the palate, showing spicy lift and sharp focus to plush black/blue fruit and floral pastille flavors, which deepen on the back half. The McPrice Meyer 2018 Beautiful Earth finishes smooth and spicy, with solid thrust, well-knit tannins and resonating blue fruit character. 10% whole clusters and 5% new French oak. "
A fantastic red from Bedrock winemaker Morgan-Twain Peterson, one of the hottest young winemakers in California.
90 Points Robert Parker "Best Buy": "A Mediterranean blend of Zinfandel, Carignan, Alicante Bouchet, Syrah and assorted mixed blacks fermented with native yeasts and aged in primarily neutral containers (15% in new French oak), it is a California version of a high-class Cotes du Rhone. Lots of berry fruit intermixed with lavender, pepper and meaty black cherry and black currant flavors emerge from this satisfying, round, expansive, generous red. An outstanding, killer value that should provide pleasure over the next 1-2 years. If there is a better value in California wine, I would like to know about it."
....Morgan Twain-Peterson is one of the most impressive young winemakers I have ever met, and it’s not just because he grew up the son of a famous producer. Making wines at this level requires talent, passion, hard work and a great palate, none of which is easily inherited. Along with Mike Officer of Carlisle, Twain-Peterson is on a mission to rediscover what he calls California’s old-vine “heritage” vineyards. These historic sites planted by California’s early immigrants, often home to unknown field blends, remain some of the most fascinating vineyards in California. Officer and Twain-Peterson were tired of seeing these old sites gobbled up by industrial-scale wineries, so they decided to do something about it. Bravo."
An amazing value from the South of France - hurry!
95 Points Decanter: "60% Syrah, 40% Grenache. Lovely rich opulent and floral, black berry and plum nose, the palate is big with well layered fruit, attractively firm but soft tannin and hints of oak, a big wine with a lovely finish. *Gold Medal Winner Decanter Asia Wine Awards.*
Robert Parker: "A blend of 60% Syrah and 40% Grenache, the Cotes du Rhone Saint-Esprit is a screaming value. If offers bold black cherry and blueberry fruit aromas, lively fruit flavors, silky tannins and a crisp, lengthy mocha-tinged finish. Drink this fun, bouncy little wine over the next couple of years."