From the Vine

Staff Picks: Chelsea Bell

The Urban Grape | Chelsea's Staff Picks

The Urban Grape | Staff Picks: Chelsea Bell

Check out these picks by Chelsea Bell, our Urban Affairs Manager.

2013 Bedrock Heritage Vineyard

This red blend comes from Sonoma’s Bedrock Vineyard, one of the oldest California vineyards, which UCDavis is studying under The Zinfandel Heritage Vineyard Project. This project promotes Zinfandel as America’s Heritage wine since plantings go back to 1860. Bedrock Winery is run by Morgan Twain-Peterson, (son of Ravenswood Winery’s Joel Peterson) and Morgan’s best friend Chris Cotrell. This is some flavorful juice that comes from a field blend of Zinfandel and about 25 other grapes. This wine will seriously make you feel like you have struck gold!

Getting to stay at Alexana winery in Oregon’s Willamette Valley was a personal highlight of my 2014! This 80-acre vineyard situated in Oregon’s Dundee Hills is picturesque and the staff could not be any more hospitable. Alexana Winery is owned by Dr. Revana, a practicing Houston-based cardiologist who’s passion for wine drove him to establish wineries in California, Oregon, and Argentina. Alexana is named after Dr. Revana’s daughter Alexandra and this wine is everything you desire in a pinot noir; softness, texture, and aromatics. Cheers to your heart health!