Bedrock Wine Co. 2018 Zinfandel, Esola Vineyard, Amador County

Bedrock Wine Co. 2018 Zinfandel, Esola Vineyard, Amador County

Item Number: 13577

UPC: None

Country: USA
Region: California
Sub Region: Sierra Foothills
Appellation/AVA: Amador County
Estate Grown Wine: No
Vineyard Designation: Esola Vineyard
Vintage: 2018
Grape(s): Zinfandel
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 14.5
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Granite

Vine Age: 51 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

This lightly colored, well-structured, expressively perfumed wine from Amador County, one that is as much about finesse as power, is one of Bedrock’s most popular wines. Esola is as singular as the former dancer, Denise Esola, who oversees this remarkable site today. It is a favorite to break out for people who purport to have an Old World palate. Though there is plenty of California fruit here, it lies upon a firm foundation (the subsoil is granite) that is reminiscent more of Nerello Mascalese or Trousseau Noir than what people typically think of for California Zin. What makes this even more surprising is that Esola is a relative outlier for Bedrock—younger vines (planted 1968, a baby by Bedrock standards!) and pure Zinfandel. The 2018 is a beauty.