|Brand :||Bedrock Vineyard|
|Vintage :||Current Release|
|Varietal :||Red Wine, Zinfandel|
|Taste :||Full Body, Medium Body|
Bedrock Wine Company Old Vine Sonoma Valley Zinfandel 750ml
The reds start with the 2015 Zinfandel Old Vine, which comes from many different old-vine vineyards largely based around three farms in Sonoma planted in 1888, 1896 and 1905. In addition, there is a kitchen-sink blend of other old-vine sites as well. Peterson guesses that the average age of the material in the blend is at least 80 years. The bend is 90% Zinfandel and the rest Petite Sirah, Alicante Bouschet, Grenache, Carignan, Mataro and a few other eccentric black varieties. This delicious wine shows terrific fruit, loads of steak tartare, ground pepper, black raspberry and blackberry fruits, licorice, creosote and an Amarone-like character. It is dense, full-bodied, vibrant and energized. Drink it over the next 5-6 years if you can wait that long. Everybody should recognize the incredible speed at which Morgan Twain-Peterson has built his Bedrock Wine Co. into a world-class performer. Moreover, few people have done more to preserve and save heritage/ancient-vine vineyards than Peterson. Here is his new lineup of wines that shows his creative Midas touch for coaxing full character out of his diverse terroirs and blends. His commitment to excellence is something to admire.
Bedrock's 2016 Old Vine Zinfandel is soft, fruity and forward, all qualities that make it an excellent choice for drinking now and over the next handful of years. There is good depth to the tobacco, cedar and cherry flavors. In many vintages, the Old Vine is an overachiever, but in 2016 it shows more like a wine at this price point should. Even so, it is absolutely delicious. This is an especially floral, restrained style for Bedrock. The 2016 is 88% Zinfandel and 12% mixed blacks from a variety of sites.
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