Bedrock Wine Co. Old Vine Zinfandel 2015

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SKU 01761

750ml

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In the words of winemaker Morgan Twain-Peterson: Bedrock Wine Co. firmly believes in the philosophy that “diversity is the spice of life.” The wines Twain-Peterson makes are not limited to a single caste or single style. Rather, they reflect his own eclectic tastes and general feeling that a broad palate makes for more interesting gustatory experiences. Bedrock is a very small winery making wine in a converted chicken coop. Fruit from only the most excellent vineyard sites is hand pitch-forked into the destemmer, fermented in open top redwood and stainless vats using only native yeasts, and are manually basket pressed by the winemaker into oak made from the coldest French forests.

Made with native yeast fermentations with a combination of punch downs and pump overs
and aged in all French oak, 12% new, this Zinfandel is a perfect example of the Bedrock style. Though it is legally a Zinfandel, and labeled as such, it is also a Bedrock wine so it has its full quotient of the wacky, weird and wonderful as well - nearly 23% Carignane, Mourvedre, Grenache, Petite Sirah, Abouriou, Aubun, and assorted mixed white varieties. 3600 cases made.

Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country California
Region Sonoma County
Appellation Sonoma Valley
Brand Bedrock Wine Co.
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Wine SpectatorRich and supple, this is an explosion of pure, decadent fruit. Floral huckleberry and Chinese five-spice powder aromas open to layered blackberry, dark chocolate and licorice flavors that linger. Drink now through 2026.

Tim Fish, June 15, 2017
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Wine AdvocateThe reds start with the 2015 Zinfandel Old Vine, which comes from many different old-vine vineyards largely based around three farms in Sonoma planted in 1888, 1896 and 1905. In addition, there is a kitchen-sink blend of other old-vine sites as well. Peterson guesses that the average age of the material in the blend is at least 80 years. The bend is 90% Zinfandel and the rest Petite Sirah, Alicante Bouschet, Grenache, Carignan, Mataro and a few other eccentric black varieties. This delicious wine shows terrific fruit, loads of steak tartare, ground pepper, black raspberry and blackberry fruits, licorice, creosote and an Amarone-like character. It is dense, full-bodied, vibrant and energized. Drink it over the next 5-6 years if you can wait that long.

Robert Parker, October 28, 2016