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Bedrock Ode to Lulu Rose Sonoma, CA
About: This blend of 50% old vine Mourvedre, 30% old vine Carignan and 20% Grenache from vines planted between 1888 and 1922 is a killer rose. Whole cluster pressed and aged in stainless steel with no malolactic, 600 cases of this full-bodied, strikingly Provencal-styled rose were produced. It possesses a light pink color, crisp acids, medium to full-bodied flavors, and tremendous intensity as well as character. Superb winemaking, great vineyard sources and old Mediterranean grape varieties planted in California are the keys to producing this sensational rose. Don’t miss it! It should drink well for several years.
2021 Ode to Lulu is simply one of our favorite renditions to date. From dry farmed, truly old vines planted between the 1880s and 1921. From Contra Costa County and Sonoma County, the backbone of this wine is ancient Mataro (Mourvedre) that lends concentration and density of fruit
Kevin’s Notes – This is the BEST ROSE I’ve tasted in the last 3 years so we bought ALL they had – 11 cases
Cooper’s Price $25.99 Mix & Match 3 btls $23.39
Duxinaro Chardonnay Russian River Valley 2020
About: Planted in 1998, Chardonnay was grown in a prime vineyard in the cool climate of the Russian River Valley. Matured for 12 months in French oak barrels creating a wine with depth and complexity. Duxinaro wines are produced from small three to seven-acre single vineyards in top regions. This has required Angelo and his team to re-think and invest in ways to handle small production efficiently; hence, the name – a play on the phrase “ducks in a row” – and the great label.
Russian River Valley, one of the United States’ top-ranked wine regions, is located at the heart of Sonoma County, California. It is one of California’s coolest and foggiest AVAs creating a perfect climate for producing highly acclaimed wines from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
Tasting Notes: A premium oaked Chardonnay, Duxinaro has roasted pineapple and toasty aromas with more lime and peaches on the palate. It’s a dry wine with layers of flavors and is satisfyingly tasty with great persistence in the mouth. Cooper’s Price $19.99 Mix & Match 3 btls $17.99
Presqu’ile Pinot NoirSanta Maria, CA.
About: Presqu’ile (press-KEEL), Creole for “almost an island” was a gathering place on the Gulf coast for generations of their family. In 2005, Hurricane Katrina ended an era. Their winery’s name honors that beloved place and all that it represented: a destination, a haven and the easy rapport among all who “passed a good time there.”
Located in the heart of the Santa Maria Valley, Presqu’ile Winery produces cool-climate wines from a variety of sustainably certified vineyard plots that cover nearly 30 hectares across Santa Barbara County.
Tasting Notes: Presqu’ile’s Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir provides a beautiful look into just how well this grape thrives in the region’s soils. Lifted notes of Bing cherries, rose hips, dried orange rind, and sandalwood dominate the wine’s earth-driven palate. Pair with game, veggie burgers, or roasted chicken. Cooper’s Price $21.99 Mix & Match 3 btls $19.79
Owen Roe Yakima Valley, Washington Red
About – Established in 1999, our emphasis towards Northwest wines has evolved to showcase the unique terroir within the prestigious grape growing regions of the Yakima and Willamette Valleys. Co-founders David & Angelica O’Reilly have a passion and history dedicated to fine wines, and together they have crafted a diversified portfolio that has been recognized globally by critics, wine writers and consumers.
Taste – The nose on the 2018 Yakima Valley Red Wine shows notes of red cherry and raspberry, followed by dried herbs, sweet spices and fresh leather. On the palate, similar tart red fruits lead to a nice mouth-feel and acidity with medium-plus tannins, with a savory and subtly herbal finish.
Blend: 49% Merlot, 38% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Cabernet Franc, 2% Malbec
Cooper’s Price $21.99 Mix & Match 3 btls $19.79