Bedrock Wine Co. 2021 'Cuvee Karatas' Bordeaux Blanc, Sonoma Valley

Bedrock Wine Co. 2021 'Cuvee Karatas' Bordeaux Blanc, Sonoma Valley

Item Number: 17854

UPC: None

Country: USA
Region: California
Sub Region: Sonoma
Appellation/AVA: Sonoma Valley
Estate Grown Wine: No
Vintage: 2021
Grape(s): 68% Semillon / 32% Sauvignon Blanc
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 14.2
Viticulture: Practicing Organic

Winemakers' Notes: "According to an agricultural census document from 1892, Semillon was historically planted at Bedrock Vineyard. One hundred and twenty-nine years later, we got our first full crop off a block planted to Monte Rosso selection Semillon and were absolutely thrilled with the results. The 2021 Cuvée Karatas features 68% Bedrock Semillon blended with 32% Sauvignon Blanc from Judge and Uboldi vineyards.

As usual, this Bordeaux Blanc-style wine was aged in barrels, a portion of which were new, from larger format Sylvain and Taransaud puncheons. None of the lots were put through malolactic fermentation to retain as much brightness and energy as possible. In classic Karatas fashion, this features the stone fruit, citrus and heft of Semillon tempered by the beautiful aromatics and cut of Sauvignon Blanc. This should age but has some opulence that will show nicely if drunk in its youth. Listen to more on the Bedrock Wine Conversations Podcast minute mark: 1:40:16 " - Chris Cottrell and Morgan Twain-Peterson

Vintage Review by Vinous 8/3/2023: “After a very challenging 2020, Sonoma bounces back big time with a fabulous vintage in 2021. Bold Pinots, savory Syrahs, vibrant Chardonnays and nuanced Zinfandels are all part of the mix. Two thousand twenty-one is the best Sonoma vintage since 2018. While that may not be saying all that much in terms of the time elapsed, the 2021s are both very high in quality and consistent across the board. It’s a vintage full of stunning, compelling wines.”


  • Vinous
    Rating: 95 (1/24/2023)

    The 2021 Cuvée Karatas is another fabulous white from Bedrock. This is the first year that includes Semillion from a Monte Rosso selection planted at Bedrock (68%) with Sauvignon Blanc from Judge and Uboldi (32%). If that sounds a pretty appealing combination, well, it is. Rich layered and light on its feet, the 2021 is dazzling. It's one of the very best whites I have ever tasted from Bedrock. World class all the way.
  • Jeb Dunnuck
    Rating: 93 (7/21/2023)

    The 2021 Cuvee Karatas White Wine is 60% Semillon and the rest Sauvignon Blanc and leads with elegant and soft tropical aromas of guava, lemon oil, and jasmine green tea. Medium-bodied, with a soft, supple texture and a clean feel, it offers fresh citrus notes of white grapefruit, chive, and chalky earth. Drink 2023-2030.