Red

2017 Bedrock Wine Co. The Bedrock Heritage

Zinfandel Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • Sonoma County
  • Sonoma Valley
Drink between 2020 - 2028 (Edit)
CT91.9 69 reviews

Community Tasting Notes 51

  • respieth@gmail.com Likes this wine: 90 points

    October 23, 2021 - Very drinkable. Strong.

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  • joet626 Likes this wine: 92 points

    September 27, 2021 - still young. Nice dark fruits, nice finish. Took a bit to open up

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Recreation Chef wrote:

    September 25, 2021 - Perhaps my bottle is in a closed phase of its development. Or I opened it too soon. Good wine. However, after a PNP that was aerated into glasses, the fruit flavors seemed like they did not want to make an appearance.

  • rougeamore Likes this wine: 91 points

    September 24, 2021 - We visited the Bedrock vineyard this past month and walked through the vineyard which was composed of many varietals including Zinfandel, Carignane, Mataro, Syrah and possibly Alicante Bouschet. This wine had deep aromas of blackberry, blueberry, leather and spice. On the palate the wine is lower in acid with dark berries, licorice and light toasted notes. Medium bodied with dusty tannins.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • Neecies Likes this wine:

    August 29, 2021 - Decanted four hours before serving at a party where I didn't have the opportunity to dawdle over a glass myself. But I found bing cherry and other savory nuances peeking through the earthy dark fruits and rustic tannins--everything good, but needs time.

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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

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  • Pending Delivery 18 (1%)
  • In Cellars 1,811 (74%)
  • Consumed 619 (25%)

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