Bedrock Wine Co. 2018 Heritage Red, Bedrock Vineyard, Sonoma Valley

Bedrock Wine Co. 2018 Heritage Red, Bedrock Vineyard, Sonoma Valley

Item Number: 13574

UPC: None

Country: USA
Region: California
Sub Region: Sonoma
Appellation/AVA: Sonoma Valley
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vineyard Designation: Bedrock Vineyard
Vintage: 2018
Grape(s): Field Blend
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 14.5
Viticulture: Practicing Organic

Vintage Notes: The O.G. of Bedrock! These vines turned 131 years in 2018 and decided it would be a great year to turn out a smaller crop of delicious and dense fruit. As always, though based around Zinfandel, the wine is a field blend of the 27 varieties found at the Bedrock Vineyard in the heart of Sonoma Valley, including about 20% Carignan and 5% Mataro. That said, like the other great old vineyards with which Bedrock farms, the wine is far more defined by site than by variety. Bedrock produces a wine less about opulent dark fruits and more about spice, orange-peel tinged red fruits, noble structure and balanced weighting. This will definitely reward time in the decanter or a few years on its side to start showing all of its secrets. The most consistently decorated of the wines (the 2016 was the Spectator #10 Wine of the Year and the 2017 just got 95 points), the 2018 should be another classic.

Vine Age: 131 years old
Fining: No
Filtration: No
Yeast: Native
Fermentation: Various vessels are used in the winery: stainless steel, concrete, oak, and plastic
Aging: Used French and Austrian oak

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.

Reviews

  • The Wine Advocate
    Rating: 94 (12/19/2019)

    Medium ruby-purple, the 2018 Bedrock Vineyard Heritage opens with fantastic perfume: ripe peach, sliced blueberries, warm red cherries, underbrush, violet and dried tangerine peel with nuances of crushed stone, dried hollyhock and exotic spices. Medium-bodied, it floods the mouth with singularly perfumed fruit layers, with a chewy frame and wicked freshness, finishing long and evolving. Wow! Just a pup, give this another year or two in bottle and drink it over the next 10-15 years
  • The Wine Spectator
    Rating: 94 (1/31/2020)

    Heady, yet refined and polished, with boldly expressive black raspberry, orange peel and spice box flavors. This is full of additional nuances and builds toward big but fine-grained tannins. Drink now through 2030.