Bedrock Wine Co. 2016 Bedrock Heritage Red, Bedrock Vineyard, Sonoma Valley

Bedrock Wine Co. 2016 Bedrock Heritage Red, Bedrock Vineyard, Sonoma Valley

Item Number: 10967

UPC: None

Country: USA
Region: California
Sub Region: Sonoma
Appellation/AVA: Sonoma Valley
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vineyard Designation: Bedrock Vineyard
Vintage: 2016
Grape(s): 50% Zinfandel / 20% Carignan / 4% Mataro / 25% Other
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 14.6
Viticulture: Practicing Organic

Winemaker Notes: "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." - Morgan Twain-Peterson

Reviews

  • Vinous
    Rating: 95 (1/16/2018)

    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.