Bedrock 2015 "Old Vine" Zinfandel - 90 Points Robert Parker


Bedrock 2015 "Old Vine" Zinfandel - 90 Points Robert Parker

Robert Parker 90 Points: "The reds start with the 2015 Zinfandel Old Vine, which comes from many different old-vine vineyards largely based around three farms in Sonoma planted in 1888, 1896 and 1905. In addition, there is a kitchen-sink blend of other old-vine sites as well. Peterson guesses that the average age of the material in the blend is at least 80 years. The bend is 90% Zinfandel and the rest Petite Sirah, Alicante Bouschet, Grenache, Carignan, Mataro and a few other eccentric black varieties. This delicious wine shows terrific fruit, loads of steak tartare, ground pepper, black raspberry and blackberry fruits, licorice, creosote and an Amarone-like character. It is dense, full-bodied, vibrant and energized. Drink it over the next 5-6 years if you can wait that long."


Winery Notes: "This is perhaps the most important wine we make—it is what Chris calls the “gateway drug” to Bedrock.  Virtually all of the vineyards that go into this blend are also vineyard   which means in some ways it is a bit of an old vine super cuvee—albeit a value-priced one.  The fulcrum of the wine is based around three old vineyards we farm in Sonoma County: Bedrock (1888), Nervo (1896), and Sodini Ranch (1905), along with a healthy dollop from the gorgeous Esola Vineyard in Amador County.  The wine also has tasty morsels from Pagani Ranch, Evangelho, Pato, Papera Ranch, Teldeschi, Dolinsek Ranch, Carlisle, York Creek, and others.  With the average vine age over 80 years, this is some legit old vine goodness.  The 2015 is 90% Zinfandel, with the remainder made up of Petite Sirah, Alicante Bouschet, Grenache, Carignan, Mataro, and various other mixed varieties found interplanted in these old vineyards.  This is a delicious wine that will be great out of the gate."

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  • Vintage: 2015
  • Winery: Bedrock Wine Co.