Bedrock Heritage 2017 | 100-Point Winemaker Iconic Red Blend
First, Bedrock Heritage 2017 presents bright ruby in the glass, with deep purple undertones. While copious dark fruit aromas are joined by savory notes and crushed herbs. Then giving way to copious dark fruit—blackberry, black raspberry, dark cherry—tinged with Herbes de Provence. While there are muscle and structure to spare. Yet no clumsy oak getting in the way of the wine’s inherent expressiveness.
So, this is an ancient field blend of 27 grape varieties, with 80% comprised of Zinfandel, Carignan, and Mataro. Bedrock Heritage 2017 be perfect later in 2019 and can be cellared through 2026.
The previous vintage of Bedrock Heritage 2017 —another Zinfandel-led field blend of more than two dozen grape varieties—recently claimed the #10 spot on Wine Spectator’s Top 100 Wines of 2018. All this while earning 95 points from both Spectator and Vinous.
About Bedrock Wine Company | Dream Big!
Bedrock Wine Company was founded in 2007 by Morgan Twain-Peterson in a 550 square-foot, former chicken coop. After six years of Bedrock being a one-man-show, Morgan got his best friend, Chris Cottrell to join him. They now happily have a little more space to move around in. Yet they share the same objectives that guided the winery at the start.
The winery’s objectives are: To channel the fruit of ancient vines into powerful, elegant, and distinctly Californian wines. In addition, spread the gospel of Syrah in California by sourcing fruit from great terroirs throughout the North Coast. Proclaim the greatness of Sonoma Valley Cabernet Sauvignon by sparing no expense on wines of uniqueness and personality. Reclaim rose’ from the excesses of saignee and focus on precision, delicacy, aromatics, and food friendliness.
Dream big but keep production low!
About the Winemaker Morgan Twain-Peterson – Ravenswood sound familiar?
The importance of what founder Morgan Twain-Peterson MW and his business partner Chris Cottrell have been doing is impossible to overstate. Morgan himself is the son of Joel Peterson, the legendary found of Ravenswood Winery; he’s a Master of Wine and has received two 100-point scores from the venerable critic Robert Parker, who lauded Peterson’s “Midas touch,” and praised the way he “has built his Bedrock Wine Co. into a world-class performer.”
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|Why add this wine to your Collection / Cellar?||100-Point Winemaker Iconic Red Blend Morgan Twain-Peterson | Prior vintage 95 Points – get it before the ratings emerge!|
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|WBOTD Cellaring Worthiness Rating|
|Expert Ratings||Unrated | 4.1 Vivino | Top 5% of wines in the world | 2016 vintage 95 points – WS Top 100|
|What is it?||Sonoma County Red Wine|
|What’s in it?||Roughly 55% Zinfandel, 15% Carignan, 10% Mataro, and then everything else (Syrah, Alicante, Trousseau Noir, Mission,….you get the point) | ABV 14.4%|
|When to drink?||now thru 2026+|
|Pair with:||Red Meat, Poultry, Comfort Foods, Hard Cheese|
|Drink with:||Great Friends & Family|
|Occasion||Casual get-together with Roasted or Grilled Red Meats|
|If you want to drink now...||Decant 60 Minutes|
|Recommended purchase Qty:||3+ includes free shipping|