Bedrock Wine Co. 2017 Heritage Red, Bedrock Vineyard, Sonoma Valley
Item Number: 12153
Sub Region: Sonoma
Appellation/AVA: Sonoma Valley
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vineyard Designation: Bedrock Vineyard
Grape(s): Field Blend
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 14.6
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Vine Age: ~130 years old
Fermentation: Various vessels are used in the winery: stainless steel, concrete, oak, and plastic
Aging: French and Austrian oak
Winemaker Notes: “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?) that 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).” - Morgan Twain-Peterson
About the Name: The word "heritage" on a Bedrock label signifies that the wine is produced as a field blend. All of the grapes get picked together at the same time and co-fermented together.
2016 Vintage Voted #10 on Wine Spectator's Top 100 Wine of 2018
"Bedrock Vineyard was planted 130 years ago by the father of publisher William Randolph Hearst. Winemaker Morgan Twain-Peterson knows the vineyard by the inch, having identified and mapped all 16,279 vines. Twain-Peterson inherited his passion for historic vineyards from his dad, Zinfandel guru Joel Peterson. In 2004, Morgan and Joel bought the vineyard and renamed it Bedrock; the debut vintage was 2007.
A knockout red, focused and well-built but loaded with personality, with expressive blackberry and dark Asian spice notes leading to intense yet refined smoky plum, orange zest and cracked pepper flavors."