Bedrock Wine Co. 2016 Zinfandel, Esola Vineyard, Amador County

Bedrock Wine Co. 2016 Zinfandel, Esola Vineyard, Amador County

Item Number: 10969

UPC: None

Country: USA
Region: California
Sub Region: Sierra Foothills
Appellation/AVA: Amador County
Vineyard Designation: Esola Vineyard
Vintage: 2016
Grape(s): Zinfandel
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 14.4
Viticulture: Practicing Organic

Winemaker Notes: "Since starting to work with this vineyard in 2014, the wines have continually redefined what I thought possible from Amador County. Elegant and poised, the 2016 has the immense perfume this site can be capable of—the fermentations often smell like grapefruit and cherries—with the line and structure common to Amador County. As in previous years, this is a blend of two different lots from the same block at the vineyard. The first is pressed off at dryness and typically has fresher perfume but rawer tannic structure. The second sees extended maceration on the skins for 20-30 days to help reconcile the structure, a process that makes for more refined structure and deeper fruit tone. As in 2015, this is one of my favorites from the vintage." - Morgan Twain-Peterson

Reviews

  • Vinous
    Rating: 93 (1/16/2018)

    The 2016 Zinfandel Esola Vineyard emerges from a site in Amador County planted in 1968. The Esola offers notable power and intensity in its red cherry and blood orange profile. A hint of reduction from aging in large format oak needs time to blow off. I would give the 2016 a few years in bottle to allow some of the edges to soften. There is more than enough structure to support many years of fine drinking. This is a superb wine from Bedrock.