Bottle Notes, Zinfandel

2014 Bedrock Wine Co. Heritage Wine Nervo Ranch – 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.

Nervo Ranch is situated south of Geyserville and is one of the most distinct vineyards in Sonoma County. Its oldest blocks are a unique patchwork of red and white varieties once used for the Nervo Winery’s “California Burgundy”. The vineyard is planted to Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Negrette, Alicante Bouschet, Carignan, Grenache, Grand Noir, Trousseau Noir, Valdigue, Abouriou, Semillon, Burger, Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc amongst others.

Crimson in color. 14.5% ABV. Pretty nose of brambly red and black fruits, flowers and a hint of pepper. Medium to full bodied with excellent acidity. True to the Bedrock style this walks the line between Claret style Zinfandel and a bigger, richer wine. Raspberry liqueur, boysenberry, black cherry and anise on the palate. The finish is exceptionally long. Really delicious and perhaps a little more time in the cellar is warranted. Best over the next 2-4 years.

My rating: 92 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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