Poured through Vinturi and decanted approx. 2 hours (NOTE: quite a bit of sediment in this bottle) ... This is rich, but not over the top. Lush, deep purple with a heady, blueberry and plum nose that is reflected on the palate, but definitely shows a lighter touch than might be expected given the hugeness of the nose. A hint of perfume, and a strong tannic backbone and good acid pop, deftly balances the creamy notes. There's also some spice and just a hint of smoke. All in all, one of the better Bedrock Heritages I've had and just an all-around great wine.
Pours a nearly opaque black red. Raspberry, a bit of oak and a slight clove nose. Bramble and juicy red fruit on the palate with light spice and a hint of oak. Tannic with the red fruits standing out most now. Putting the rest of the bottle away for tomorrow. Day 2 update. Tannins have tamed. Very dark fruit oriented in comparison to yesterday. Much deeper and concentrated. I think this wine improves with cellar time, but a 24 hour slow ox decant would make it enjoyable today. Score is based on day 2. Day 1 would have been 89 ish. Went great with pizza on Day 2. Drink or hold.
I'm totally biased in favor of this wine. I lived a couple miles from the vineyard and saw these big nasty tree trunk vines growing these dark tiny berries. I rode my bike right by them maybe four times a week. Also, the protection and promotion of vines of this age deserves recognition. Strawberries mocha spice boysenberry blackcurrant. some heat and some tannin but I would enjoy this soon because it's the fruit you want here. This is America's heritage. Let's enjoy it.
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(Bedrock Wine Co. Bedrock Heritage Wine) Medium red violet color; very appealing, pepper, lavender, tar nose; tight, tart black fruit, tart berry palate with medium acidity; needs 2-3 years; medium-plus finish 92+ points
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