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2017 Bedrock Wine Co. The Bedrock Heritage

Zinfandel Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • Sonoma County
  • Sonoma Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 31

  • Mootsie Likes this wine: 93 points

    July 19, 2020 - Opened in anticipation of Tuesday’s release. Yep, will buy more of this blend.
    Red fruits leading into black licorice, black fruits and white pepper. Dark, tart and tannic. I think these improve with time, but a really nice rendition of the Bedrock Heritage. Two hour decant.

    6 people found this helpful Comment
  • jmull Likes this wine: 93 points

    July 5, 2020 - Loaded with blue/black fruit and bittersweet dark chocolate, some new oak markers. A little tight aromatically but you can sense what it’s holding back. Wonderfully balanced and graceful. It’s fun to drink now but I suspect will be spectacular in 2-3 years.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • bigredPA Likes this wine: 91 points

    June 19, 2020 - Notes of cocoa, blackberry coulis, and baking spices, as well as a hint of cranberry. Young but balanced and drinking well.

  • Egatniv Likes this wine: 90 points

    May 21, 2020 - Blackberries,great balance. Filet mignon w bearnaise; el ote grilled corn, cippoline, purple potatoes. A great match

  • jmcnewjersey Likes this wine: 92 points

    April 19, 2020 - Wine initially showed a green herbal quality - - not off-putting though. Nice red fruit on nose and palate. Medium-full bodied with nice finish. Opened up a bit more on Night 2.

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

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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 The Bedrock Heritage
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Sonoma County
  • Appellation Sonoma Valley
  • UPC Codes 451436807501, 855694001174

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 16 (1%)
  • In Cellars 1,926 (84%)
  • Consumed 349 (15%)

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