Founded in 1854 by Generals William "Tecumseh" Sherman and General "Fightin’ Joel" Hooker, Bedrock Vineyard has grown grapes for over 150 years. Following the first epidemic of phylloxera in the mid-1880’s, the vineyard was replanted in 1888 by Senator George Hearst - a mining magnet, an early father of California, and the father of publisher William Randolph Hearst. It is from those 125 year old vines that the Bedrock Heritage Wine is crafted. The Bedrock Vineyard Heritage Wine comes from current owner Morgan Twain Peterson's family vineyard in the heart of Sonoma Valley. Composed of over 22 interplanted varieties, the Bedrock Vineyard Heritage Wine is the wine that Peterson started the winery to make. The piece of rock strewn red clay soils produced a wine of citrus-tinged red fruits and spice. Typically made of about 50% Zinfandel, with varying percentages of Carignane, and co-fermented of Petite Sirah, Alicante Bouschet, Mourvedre, Grand Noir, Trousseau Noir, Merlot, Cabernet, Syrah, Tempranillo, Castets, etc. These red hill clay loam soils of the vineyard were planted in the 1880's, and today, it is sustainably farmed.
Wine SpectatorHeady, yet refined and polished, with boldly expressive black raspberry, orange peel and spice box flavors. This is full of additional nuances and builds toward big but fine-grained tannins. Zinfandel, Carignan and Mataro. Drink now through 2030. 800 cases made.