Archive for December, 2020

Heritage 2 Bottle Gift Pack

Tuesday, December 15th, 2020

Two wines commemorating Stephan’s parents, Prudence and Ed Bedford, had to be first rate to honor them. The pack has one bottle each 2017 Chardonnay “Dear Prudence” and the just released 2012 Old Man Red Field Blend. A feel good, tastes great, bundle of class. Reg. Price 84. NOW $69.  Wine Club Members $63!

Rudolph’s Reds Three Pack

Tuesday, December 15th, 2020

 

What a great lineup! Three wonderful reds, perfectly aged. One bottle each 2012 Pinot Noir, 2012 Merlot, and our just released 2012 Old Man Red Field Blend. Regular Price $123.00  NOW $99.00 Wine Club Members $89.00! We have sturdy, three bottle black boxes for an elegant presentation.

 

2017 Chardonnay “Dear Prudence”, Santa Maria Valley – Library Release

Friday, December 11th, 2020

I know everyone thinks their mom was the best and I’m no exception. Prudence La Bay Bedford left this world over a decade ago back yet her impact is still felt. She probably would gave preferred a good cup of coffee to wine, but I wanted to make something to celebrate her life and was worthy of her stature. The 2009 Chardonnay “Dear Prudence” was the first, and after 8 years it was time for another. This is a worthy follow-up. This wine is dedicated to all the moms out there that have lovingly guided our lives – even when one of their kids burns a hole in her carpet for a science project.

The Chardonnay is from Gold Coast Vineyard in the cool Santa Maria Valley, the first appellation in Santa Barbara County, and one ideal for Burgundian varietals. The fruit was harvested at 23.3 brix, whole cluster pressed, juice settled overnight, then barreled down to neutral French oak for fermentation with Montrachet yeast. It completed full malolactic fermentation, was left on the lees for 9 months, applied rack and return for an additional 5 months, before being bottled after 14 months in barrel. The wine has fresh fruit elements in the nose along with the complexity and richness barrel age supports, and that will increase over time. A firm, integrated acidity makes it a favorite with Dover sole or cracked crab. Enjoy now but the wine will continue to evolve over the next few years. Only 70 cases made. Bottle Price: $55.00 (limited availability)

2012 Old Man Red Field Blend, Santa Barbara County – sold out

Thursday, December 10th, 2020

It had to be wine worthy of a great man – my Dad. He taught me my love of books, gardening, science, and critical thinking. He was open minded, nonjudgmental, kind, and always willing to lend a helping hand. He inspires me to be better everyday though he is no longer present. So this wine honors Ed Bedford. We saved the best barrels until last of the 2012 vintage. This is a rich, well integrated red blend that emphasizes Cabernet Franc along with a few other Bordeaux varietals (Merlot, Petit Verdot) to create a complex, enticing experience. It was aged 36 months in older french oak barrels to reign in the powerful fruit. The wine is dense with deep berry flavors and notes of earthy spice ending a long, satisfying finish. Drinking beautifully now, it can be enjoyed immediately but will continue to age for many years to come.  Bottle Price: $45.00

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