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2009 Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Old Vine
- Sonoma County
- Sonoma Valley
Community Tasting Notes 92
galewskj wrote: (88 points)
January 16, 2016 - Consumed over 2 nights. Well, this bottle was significantly better than the one I drank 3+ years ago. The goopy extracted fruit is gone. Now it drinks like exactly what it is, an entry-level zinfandel from a decent producer. Nothing terribly exciting, but nothing wrong with it. Primarily fruit-driven with nice ripe red round fruit, enough acidity to keep it balanced. Price-appropriate.
Steve Fishback wrote: (92 points)
December 12, 2015 - Another exceptional Zinfandel from Bedrock. Layers of jammy fruit covered with spicy bright Zinfandel flavors, perfect with a sausage pizza on a winter Friday night.
stufis wrote: (91 points)
November 14, 2015 - Compared nicely vs. a '12 Turley Old Vines at the same 6-person meal. Higher-toned than the T (which we all found to be quite an interesting variance...not sure which was favored among us...just...different), but balanced and just as rewarding; huge florals, and the lengthy impression on the palate was quite nice.
PSUSteve wrote: (91 points)
August 6, 2015 - Pop and pour. Nose of black fruit leaps across the room. A little time in the glass still helps this. Rich black fruit mingles with spice with a nice finish.
stufis wrote: (84 points)
May 23, 2015 - Goopy...goopy...goopy. Jeez, I haven't had a top-tier wine this out o' wack since Brian Loring's '06 Pinot Noirs! Then it was the season, the harvest, yadda yadda. ..a terrible vintage. But why now? This vintage? A shocker, I tells ya!
So here I am getting the same unctious flavors...no balance, nothing savory, not at all spice-driven, no "brambles" in MY glass fo' so', not showing any acid backbone to offer some balance...sup wid dat???
sez 15% on the label, but I bet it's more 16+++.
There are other "Old Vines" at this price point that are lighter, more nimble, showing the spice and maybe even something like the "T" word, even though I know that's not 'really'possible from all the locales these grapes come from, but "Old Vine" from a serious producer should not be showing this flabby, purple resin.
Think I'll open a '10 to tomorrow (Memorial Day) to see whazzup. Check in over there to see my thoughts...1 person found this helpful Comments (1)
Pro Reviews 2
By Josh Raynolds
May/June 2011, IWC Issue #156 (link)
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- Vintage 2009
- Type Red
- Producer Bedrock Wine Co.
- Varietal Zinfandel
- Designation Old Vine
- Vineyard n/a
- Country USA
- Region California
- SubRegion Sonoma County
- Appellation Sonoma Valley
- Pending Delivery 9 (2%)
- In Cellars 119 (21%)
- Consumed 444 (78%)