Bottle Notes, Zinfandel

2013 Bedrock Wine Co. Heritage Wine Bedrock 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.

Bedrock Vineyard, formerly known as Madrone Ranch, was first planted in 1854. Senator George Hearst purchased the property in 1888 and planted most of the vines that exist to this day. Located in the Sonoma Valley the vineyard is also a fruit source for Ravenswood and Carlisle.

Crimson in color. 14.6% ABV. Savory nose of red and black fruits, licorice, flowers and pepper. Medium body with exquisite acidity. Elegant, claret style Zinfandel. Black raspberry, blackberry, kirsch and spiced plums on the palate. The finish is exceptionally long. Big Zinfandel that still manages to maintain a sense of freshness. This certainly seems to be the calling card of Morgan Twain-Peterson. Best over the next 2-4 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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