Red

2018 Bedrock Wine Co. Old Vine Zinfandel

Zinfandel

  • USA
  • California
Drink between 2020 - 2026 (Edit)
CT90.1 243 reviews

Community Tasting Notes 156

  • Neecies Likes this wine:

    September 27, 2021 - Beautifully perfumed nose with bright boysenberry fruit and spice. Uncommonly balanced and graceful--really, everything I want and hope for from this grape. Also in my top three.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Janstan Likes this wine: 88 points

    September 6, 2021 - Not as robust as I expected, perhaps it was the heft of the competition that night

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  • JohnMcIlwain Likes this wine:

    August 30, 2021 - I’ll confess to not remembering the last time I drank a young Zinfandel (maybe Sky Zinfandel a few years ago?), but it’s been a minute. And despite having a few bottles of Bedrock Evangelho, I’ve been remiss in checking in on the Old Wine Zinfandel. But a wonderful bottle of 1987 Ravenswood enjoyed with a colleague and a chance sighting of the 2018 reminded me that I probably could use more dry-farmed California heritage wines at the table. Served at cellar temperature. The robe is a dark ruby, rather than inky purple and translucent to the meniscus. The nose is brambly and red-fruited, with notes of game, spice, and black raspberry seed. The palate is concentrated—but by no means over-extracted or roasted—with a fine thrust of plummy red fruit, wild hedge fruit, and despite it being “entry level,” there’s plenty of deep earth and soil tone to maintain interest. There’s fine acidity and certainly some tannins, which keep things ‘upright.’ And while there’s a bit of discernible wood here (nothing overt, dear reader), this carries itself with aplomb despite the ripeness of the vintage. Terrific with binchotan-grilled lamb loin chops from Dickson's and a sautée of corn and chanterelles; it certainly stood up to the grass-fed lamb, while not overwhelming the corn and wild mushroom. This is a lovely bottle and worth the tariff. And structurally, I can see this gaining complexity and interest with 7-12 years in the cellar. Re-buy? Sure, there’s a plenty of interest here, but I’d certainly advocate for serving at cellar temp and allowing the wine to open up. Also, it bears mentioning, this is a real bargain. Not “cheap,” but an excellent value. Well worth seeking out.

    5 people found this helpful Comments (2)
  • beersandvinesbythecreek Likes this wine:

    August 6, 2021 - Still one of the best bangs for the buck out there.

    1 person found this helpful Comments (1)
  • Bozekt wrote: 90 points

    July 31, 2021 - Deep ruby to purple, moderate plus staining. Nose of ripe blackberries, boysenberry, violets, and peach. Silky palate confirms nose with subtle oatmeal cookie notes. Dry, moderate tannin, acidity is med plus, ABV med plus, med plus body. A very elegant yet textbook California zin. I always have a bottle of this on hand!

    2 people found this helpful
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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2018
  • Type Red
  • Producer Bedrock Wine Co.
  • Varietal Zinfandel
  • Designation Old Vine Zinfandel
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation California
  • UPC Code 186806300022

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 5 (0%)
  • In Cellars 2,646 (48%)
  • Consumed 2,845 (52%)

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