• Bedrock Pagani Ranch Heritage Red 2016 95+

    Bedrock Pagani Ranch Heritage Red 2016

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    95+pts Antonio Galloni's Vinous

    "A truly special wine" ~ Antonio Galloni's Vinous

    "Wildly sought-after, we managed to get our hands on some Bedrock Pagani Ranch Heritage Red. Get out your napkins winelovers, because this stuff is going to get your juices flowing. Waste no time and dive into your first bottle. A traditional starter is meatball and provolone sliders; and don't be stingy with the red sauce. If you'd like to play to the spice in the wine, make it Asian chicken wings with a soy and sour cherry glaze. Dinner might have to wait. If you get that far, you'll want to think meaty fare. Everything from beef, lamb, pork and Italian sausage, to hearty chicken dishes, baked pastas and more. The juiciness and dark fruit of this Pagani is perfect for baby backs, but have you ever had crispy deep-fried ribs? You should try them. Talk about decadently delicious. Braise them in the oven for 2 hours and then after they've cooled, dredge them in a flour and cornstarch mixture and deep fry them until they acquire a crispy exterior. If you're in a less decadent mood, we recommend curried Moroccan chicken or lollipop lamb chops grilled with cumin and cinnamon. All we can say is you're going to wish you had more Heritage like this...

    Antonio Galloni's Vinous: "Black cherry, plum, chocolate, spice, menthol and leather infuse the 2016 Pagani Ranch Heritage Wine with its distinctly dark profile. Powerful and fleshy in the glass, with imposing tannins, the 2016 is going to be fabulous once it softens a bit in bottle. Readers should expect an unctuous, potent style. Even at this early stage, the 2016 Pagani is a total knock-out. Petite Sirah, Alicante Bouschet, Carignane, Mataro, Mission, Lenoir and a host of other varieties make up approximately half of the blend in this Zinfandel-based red. I hope to be able to taste the 2016 with some bottle age, as it is a truly special wine. Drinking window: 2022 - 2036." Apr 2018

    Winery: "Founded in 1854 by Generals William “Tecumseh” Sherman and General “Fightin’ Joe” Hooker, Bedrock Vineyard has grown grapes for over 150 years. Following the first epidemic of phylloxera in the mid-1880’s, the vineyard was replanted in 1888 by Senator George Hearst—a mining magnet, an early father of California, and the father of publisher William Randolph Hearst. It is from those 120 year old vines that the Bedrock Heirloom Wine is crafted.

    Pagani Ranch, with its oldest vines dating to the 1880s, is one of the most famous old vineyards in the state for a reason. It is an honor for Bedrock to receive fruit from these ancient, scant-yielding, mixed black vines. Farmed by the same family for generations, the vineyard lies on two different soil types. The first, which has more of the Sonoma Mountain ashen-grey to its hue, is where the ancient, mixed-black vines grow. The Tuscan Red Hill series soils are deeper, and abut Highway 12 as it lolls forth between Glen Ellen and Kenwood. The vines here, planted in the 1920s, include Alicante Bouschet, Zinfandel, Mourvedre and Muscadelle, some of which find their way into the Pagani Ranch Heritage Wine and the Cuvee Karatas white wine. Certainly one of the most photographed and storied vineyards in Sonoma Valley, this nearly completes the rostrum of ancient-vine plenitude Bedrock Wine Co. is lucky enough to receive from Sonoma Valley.

    Always a crowd favorite, the 2016 Pagani is a dark and dense wine with many mysteries to tell over the coming years. A field-blend planted in the 1880s, our blocks at Pagani Ranch are 40-60% Zinfandel, the remainder being composed of Petite Sirah, Alicante Bouschet, Carignan, Mataro, Mission, Lenoir, Petit Bouschet, Semillon, Aramon and more. When looking at the great Sonoma Valley "Grand Cru" old vine sites we get to work with, Pagani plays the Charlie Munger to Bedrock Vineyard’s Warren Buffett- just as smart but perhaps a little more direct and immediately likeable. Drink 2019-2030 " 
    Bottle:
    750ml, cork
    Varietal: 40-60% Zinfandel, with Petite Sirah, Alicante Bouschet, Carignan, Mataro, Mission, Lenoir, Petit Bouschet, Semillon, Aramon and more
    Alcohol %:
    ~15.0%
    Region: North Coast, Sonoma, California
    Production: Limited at 400 dozen