2016 Bedrock Heritage Red Bedrock VineyardBlend from United States
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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. ...
- 95 Antonio Galloni - Vinous
- 95 Wine Spectator
95 Antonio Galloni - Vinous
"The 2016 Bedrock Heritage Wine is powerful, dense and explosive. Swaths of dark, deep fruit flesh out as this ample wine shows off its beguiling personality. Earthy and savory notes add aromatic nuance. As good as the 2016 is today – and it is terrific – it is also very backward and much less overt than other vintages have been. Readers will have to be patient. The Bedrock is a field blend of 27 different grapes based on 50% Zinfandel, 20% Carignane and 4% Mataro, plus dollops of everything else. This compelling Heritage Wine will find its greatest admirers among readers who enjoy old-school, structured wines.
Readers are going to find a number of fabulous choices among these new releases from Morgan Peterson and Chris Cottrell at Bedrock."
95 Wine Spectator
"A knockout red, focused and well-built but loaded with personality. Expressive blackberry and dark Asian spice notes lead to intense yet refined smoky plum, orange zest and smoky cracked pepper flavors. Zinfandel, Carignan, Mataro, Syrah and Alicante Bouschet. Drink now through 2027. 600 cases made."
"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." -Winery
95 - Antonio Galloni - Vinous
95 - Wine Spectator
|Varietal(s)||Zinfandel, Carignan / Carinena, Mourvedre / Mataro / Monastrell / Garrut|
|Taste||jam, blueberry, black pepper, cherry, plum, boysenberry, cranberry, licorice, strawberry, raspberry, anise, blackberry , violet , oak , smoke , toast and vanilla|
|Nose||candy, vanilla, oak, smoke, tar, musk, mushroom, violet, rose petal, thyme , clove , cinnamon , black pepper and mint|