Bottle Notes, Zinfandel

2013 Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Carlisle Vineyard – Bottle Notes

Bedrock Wine Co. was founded by Morgan Twain-Peterson in 2007 and focuses on small production wines from many of California’ s most treasured and historic vineyards. The lineup of wines at Bedrock is expanding rapidly, but I think the best of the best are the ancient vineyard Zinfandels, Morgan is clearly passionate about.

Carlisle Vineyard was planted in 1927 by Alcide Pelletti on the eastern bench of the Laguna de Santa Rosa flood plain in the Russian River Valley.

Purple in color. 14.9% ABV. Sensational nose of black fruits, plums and flowers. Full bodied with gobs of acidity. Extremely rich and plush. Black cherry, boysenberry and anise on the palate. The finish is exceptionally long and spicy. Somewhat bigger than I have grown to expect from Bedrock but that is not a bad thing here. Absolutely delicious. Drink over the next 3-5 years.

My rating: 93 points.

The mailing list at Bedrock is highly recommended. Exceptional wines, fair prices and great customer service. Put your name on the waiting list.

I blogged about Bedrock in The 2017 Zinfandel Chronicles Power Rankings.

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