Red

2017 Bedrock Wine Co. Bedrock Heritage Wine

Zinfandel Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • Sonoma County
  • Sonoma Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 13

  • EMichels wrote: 90 points

    May 21, 2019 - Classic nose; Classic profile; Strong tannin; A little bit stemmy; Interesting; Very young

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • tomoem wrote: 90 points

    April 10, 2019 - Racy rich and raw. The wine is worth holding and letting these elements resolve. I enjoyed it and found just a tad of effovescence in the mouthfeel.

    Cherry & licorice on the nose, viscous mouthfeel with restrained fruit, some unresolved acidity and tannin which felt spice laden in the finish.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • tak4 Likes this wine: 90 points

    March 17, 2019 - Popped and decanted for about 45 minutes before tasting.

    Wine is a deep dark crimson purple. In-line with expectations for a young Zinfandel.

    On nose, notes of licorice, beefiness, and black fruit zin notes (black currant, fruitcake).

    On palate, wine is sound. Really nice texture - medium acid, some heat, clean medium length finish. Pepper and jam in initial attack then resolves into mineral (chalk) finish.

    Really nice wine! With a couple of years age this will be tremendous. Worth buying.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • OTTMJ Likes this wine: 94 points

    February 24, 2019 - Decanted for over an hour but should have been longer. Very tight but smooth and delicious. Can imagine how brilliant it will be in a few years.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Neras Likes this wine: 93 points

    February 15, 2019 - Great, fruity-fresh nose. Fresh, fruity and balanced on the palate. Middleweight.

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    Best New Releases from Sonoma and Beyond (May 2019), 5/1/2019 (link)

    (Bedrock Wine Co. The Bedrock Heritage Wine Sonoma Red) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Paul Zitarelli
    Full Pull California Love, 4/11/2019

    (Bedrock Wine Co. Bedrock Heritage) Hello friends. Today we have a survey of our neighbor two doors down, featuring one terrific up-and-comer working with extremely old fruit – Bedrock – and one classic of the genre: Chappellet.

    Wine Spectator: Copyrighted material withheld.

    The heart of Morgan’s winery is Bedrock Vineyard, a site planted in 1854 (!) that then had to be replanted in 1888 post-phylloxera: As always, from the 1888 plantings at my family’s vineyard planted in the heart of Sonoma Valley.  This field blend of 27 varieties performed beautifully in 2017, doing exactly what a field blend should do in a warmer year: the Carignan, Mataro, Syrah, and other later-ripening varieties retained acidity and perfume even though earlier-ripening varieties like Petite Sirah and Tempranillo got a bit riper than normal.  This has the trademark Bedrock spice, citrus oil/cointreau, and dark red fruits (Mulberry? Raspberry?) I would expect from our dearly beloved home vineyard. This is going to age quite well, though similar to 2015, this could be consumed slightly earlier thanks to the delicious fruit. Roughly 55% Zinfandel, 15% Carignan, 10% Mataro, and then everything else (Syrah, Alicante, Trousseau Noir, Mission… you get the point). Drink 2019-2030+.

    So yeah, this is a crazy field blend, featuring 27 different grape varieties, coming from vines that look like this. It’s an only-in-America, only-in-California story. All native yeast fermented and basket-pressed and raised in French oak (40% new), this clocks in at 14.6% listed alc and begins with a nose combining deep brambly fruit with wonderful savory tones of roasted herbs and tomato paste, all lifted by high-toned spice and orange-blossom notes. It’s a singular nose, truly appetizing, and it leads into a palate bursting with power and fruit intensity. I love the classy tannin structure here, the back-end chew that cries out for grilled or smoked meats. This tickles the intellectual and sensual sides of the brain in equal measure.




    We also have access to a miniscule number of bottles of three successive vintages of Chappellet’s crown jewel.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2017
  • Type Red
  • Producer Bedrock Wine Co.
  • Varietal Zinfandel Blend
  • Designation Bedrock Heritage Wine
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Sonoma County
  • Appellation Sonoma Valley
  • UPC Code 855694001174

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  • Pending Delivery 40 (2%)
  • In Cellars 1,728 (92%)
  • Consumed 101 (5%)

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