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Bedrock Wine Co. The Bedrock Heritage Sonoma Red 2016

Bedrock Wine Co. The Bedrock Heritage Sonoma Red 2016


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This is the wine I started the winery to make. From vines planted by Senator George Hearst in 1888, this is the geographic and viticultural center of everything else we do. 2016 is one of my favorite Bedrock Heritage wines to date, as I tend to prefer vintages that are less about immediate fruit intensity and ripeness and more in line with the old-school "California Claret" these vines were originally planted to make. This wine is more in line with the 2013 than the 2008 or 2015. The wine, a blend of the 27 varieties interplanted at our family's vineyard is roughly 50% Zinfandel, 20% Carignan, 4% Mataro with the reminder being everything else found in the field. The rocky site yielded a small amount of dense and balanced fruit and as always this wine features the savory, spice-infused character of Sonoma Valley. This wine will last a long time and decanting is highly recommended if consuming in the next few years. I have had a few of the more recent vintage wines that really show nicely after 12-24 hours of double-decanting-there is a lot of goodness coiled in this one. Just picked #10 in the WS top 100 2018
Category Red Wine
Region California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Valley
Brand Bedrock Wine Co.
  • ws95

Wine SpectatorA knockout red, focused and well-built but loaded with personality, with expressive blackberry and dark Asian spice notes that lead to intense yet refined smoky plum, orange zest and cracked pepper flavors. Zinfandel, Carignan, Mataro, Syrah and Alicante Bouschet. Drink now through 2027. 600 cases made. -T.F.

  • wa93

Wine AdvocateA blend of 50% Zinfandel, 18% Carignan and 4% Mataro with more than 20 other interplanted mixed black varieties, the medium to deep garnet colored 2016 Bedrock Heritage Wine has a fragrant nose of violets, potpourri, baking spices, chocolate box, prunes, raisin cake and blackberry preserves. The palate is full-bodied, rich and concentrated with very firm, chewy tannins and a lively line, finishing long and earthy.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, June 29, 2018

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