Bedrock Wine Company Old Vine Zinfandel 2016 | Expressive Raspberry
91WS | The Bedrock Wine Company Old Vine Zinfandel 2016 is fun to drink. With expressive raspberry and violet aromas and zesty, vibrant cherry, toasted cinnamon and spice flavors that finish on a lively note. Drink now through 2021” Another gem by Winemaker Morgan Twain-Peterson.
Bedrock Wine Company takes immense pride in the quality of this wine. Most of all reflecting how good California’s beloved Zinfandel can be. Comprising about 88% Zinfandel blended with Petite Sirah, Carignan & Alicante Bouschet and many different interplanted varieties that maintain poise and add complexity and structure. This has plenty of juiciness and should be delightful in the nearer term with a good decant. However, as many have discovered this wine will age gracefully and improve with time in the bottle.
The Bedrock Wine Company Old Vine Zinfandel landed on Wine Spectator’s Top 100 Wines AFTER we offered it. So, consider this your chance to lock into this amazing value The Bedrock Wine Company Old Vine Zinfandel 2016 ahead of the curve. The Bedrock Vineyard, planted in the 1880s, is the source largely responsible for what Wine Spectator hailed as an “explosion of pure, decadent fruit” in the 2015. This 2016 Bedrock rises one notch above. Why? A truly slow-paced growing season in Sonoma saw cool harvest days and nights, leading to perfectly ripe grapes with even-keeled acids and a purity of fruit flavors that winemakers haven’t seen in some time. One of the best Zins we’ve tasted in the last year.
About the Winemaker Morgan Twain-Peterson – Ravenswood sound familiar?
If Morgan Twain-Peterson’s upbringing as the son of legendary Ravenswood Winery founder Joel Peterson deserves a mention, it is partially because Morgan himself has such reverence for history. If the mention is brief, it is because the 100-point winemaker’s present pursuits and stellar reputation have managed to push his pedigree into the background. Robert Parker is a fan who has gotten to know Morgan. Parker wrote that Morgan “has built his Bedrock Wine Co. into a world-class performer. Parker’s raves about Morgan’s “Midas touch” are backed by the two perfect 100-point scores he has bestowed on the wines of Twain-Peterson and his partner Chris Cottrell.
Twain-Peterson’s mind and mission center on old vines while assuring that 80 percent of the vines he and his partner Chris Cottrell work with are at least 80 years old. The 2014 San Francisco Chronicle Co-Winemaker of the Year believes the conventional wisdom that older vines mean more concentration. Furthermore, in the vineyard, only the exceptional survive: “If a vineyard has lasted through two world wars (and) Prohibition, it must be special.”
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. 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.
Make fascinating and quixotic white wines from unique sites and interesting varietals.
Dream big but keep production low!
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|Why add this wine to your Collection / Cellar?||One of the best Zins we’ve tasted in the last year | The 2015 Bedrock Wine Company Old Vine Zinfandel landed on Wine Spectator’s Top 100 Wines AFTER we offered it|
|Why now?||Good value at $25|
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|What is it?||Sonoma County CA Zinfandel Blend|
|What’s in it?||Zinfandel, Alicante Bouschet, Carignan, Petite Sirah|
|When to drink?||Now to 2022+|
|Pair with:||Pairs w/Finest Red Meat, Poultry, Cheese|
|Drink with:||Friends & Family|
|Occasion||Casual Dinner or Get-Together|
|If you want to drink now...||Decant 15 minutes|
|Recommended purchase Qty:||4+|