Bedrock Heritage Proprietary Red 2017

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95pts Wine Spectator
The Bedrock Heritage Red Bedrock Vineyard Sonoma is a powerhouse of a Zinfandel blend. Nothing delicate here folks. It's also one to buy and hold for a few years so that all of that power and deliciousness can integrate and become its best self. Use the time to plan your meal and think big! You'll be working with ripe, dark fruit galore, intoxicating smoky notes, hearty spice and just a big, chewy, tasty mouthful of wine. The winery recommends double decanting 12-24 hours before drinking; that will lessen the longer you're able to hold it. When the time has finally arrived, we say fill those glasses and tuck into beef sliders with angry onions. Barbecue pork tenderloin with grilled onions and zucchini is the perfect companion for the big fruit in this Heritage Red. Beef and cheese empanadas will bring out the dark, earthy side of the wine, and a Dr. Pepper-glazed ham with prunes will delight a crowd. Have another bottle waiting in the wings for a dense, nutty aged Gruyere. That's all you need to know.

Wine Spectator: "Brooding but not a bruiser. Finesse combines with power, offering fervent blackberry, fruitcake spice, ground pepper and orange zest accents that build intensity toward big but polished tannins. Zinfandel, Carignan, Mataro, Syrah and Alicante Bouschet. Drink now through 2026. 750 cases made." Mar 2019

Winery: "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. As always, from the 1888 plantings at my family’s vineyard planted in the heart of Sonoma Valley. This field blend of 27 varieties performed beautifully in 2017, doing exactly what a field blend should do in a warmer year: the Carignan, Mataro, Syrah, and other later-ripening varieties retained acidity and perfume even though earlier-ripening varieties like Petite Sirah and Tempranillo got a bit riper than normal. This has the trademark Bedrock spice, citrus oil/cointreau, and dark red fruits (Mulberry? Raspberry?) I would expect from our dearly beloved home vineyard. This is going to age quite well, though similar to 2015, this could be consumed slightly earlier thanks to the delicious fruit. Roughly 55% Zinfandel, 15% Carignan, 10% Mataro, and then everything else (Syrah, Alicante, Trousseau Noir, Mission,….you get the point). Drink 2019-2030+."

Planted 1888: Always the wine closest to my heart, the Bedrock Vineyard Heritage Wine comes my family’s old vineyard in the heart of Sonoma Valley. Planted between 1888 and 1895 and composed of over 22 interplanted varieties, the Bedrock Vineyard Heritage Wine is the wine that I started the winery to make. The piece of rock strewn red clay soils produced a wine of citrus-tinged red fruits and spice. I hope this wine speaks as much to the vineyard as to the varieties from which it is composed- which of course is the point. Composed of roughly 55% Zinfandel, 30% Carignane, with the balance being the many other varieties scattered throughout the vineyard."

Bottle 750ml, cork 
Varietal 55% Zinfandel, 15% Carignane, 10% Mataro, and 20% Syrah, Alicante, Trousseau Noir, Mission 
Alcohol 14.6%
Aging 40% new French oak
Region Sonoma, North Coast, California
Production
Limited at 750 dozen

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