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Shebang, The Whole Thirteenth Cuvée California Red NV

$18.00 Excl. tax
EAN Code:
851075002013

This is becoming one of the hottest red wine values in California. This killer offering admirably demonstrates what field blends of Mediterranean varietals and old vines can achieve in California.

Sherman & Hooker Shebang is a project by Morgan Twain-Peterson, the son of Ravenswood founder Joel Peterson. Morgan grew up in the world of wine in California. 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!

Sherman & Hooker is named after the two Civil War generals who founded Bedrock Vineyard in 1854. It is a blend of declassified Syrah, Petite Syrah, and Zinfandel from Bedrock Wine Co., along with selected bulk lots from other small producers.

All of the lots, whether from Morgan or from friends, were aged in 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 sure to be a JUGernaut of a wine!

Varietal Notes: Mostly Zinfandel blended with Carignan, Petite Sirah, Mourvedre, Alicante Bouchet, Grenache, Syrah, Barbera and a touch of whites for aromatics.

Vineyard: Sourced from several old vine vineyards throughout Sonoma County

Vinification: Fermented using native yeasts in stainless steel.

Aging: aged in a combination of stainless steel (85%) and French oak (15%)

Production: 3500 cases

Notes: The informing impulse behind Shebang is to create a wine that is long on deliciousness and low on pretense. We do this by vinifying the wines with the same care and love as the higher end Bedrock wines- picking at respectable sugar levels (not too high!), using only native yeast fermentations, and a trace of good French oak to round things out.

"This is becoming one of the hottest red wine values in California. Made by Bedrock Winery’s Morgan Twain-Peterson, this killer offering admirably demonstrates what field blends of Mediterranean varietals and old vines can achieve in California..."~Robert Parker

SUSTAINABLE.  MINIMAL INTERVENTION.

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