Bedrock Wine Co. Red Blend Sonoma Valley the Bedrock Heirloom 2010
Deep inky purple color. Plenty of berry and herbal aromas. Very pleasant in the mouth--again red berries but also something like kiwi. Maybe a scosh of anise flavor. KInd of a zingy effervescent sensation on the tip of the tongue. Very easy on the back of the palate. US$34.95 at Hi Time in Costa Mesa.Add winemaker's notes
Bedrock is an itsy-bitsy winery making wine in a converted chicken coop. Fruit from only the most excellent vineyard sites is hand pitch-forked into the destemmer, fermented in open top redwood and stainless vats using only native yeasts, and are manually basket pressed by winemaker Morgan Twain-Peterson into the sexiest oak from the coldest French forests.
Deep inky purple color. Plenty of berry and herbal aromas. Very pleasant in the mouth--again red berries but also something like kiwi. Maybe a scosh of anise flavor. KInd of a zingy effervescent sensation on the tip of the tongue. Very easy on the back of the palate. US$34.95 at Hi Time in Costa Mesa.
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Vivid purple. Explosive nose of red fruit preserves, mocha, rose oil, black cardamom and minerals. Plush, fresh and seamless, with expansive raspberry and cherry flavors and a touch of spiciness. Wonderfully creamy and silky in texture, with underlying minerality providing focus and cut. Finishes very long, spicy and smooth, with resonating red fruit notes.
A distinctive Zinfandel blend, offering bold wild berry and eucalyptus aromas and soft, layered flavors of baked cherry, licorice and toffee flavors that finish with zesty tannins. Best from 2012 through 2017.
Three barrel samples tasted included the 2009 Dolinsek Ranch Heirloom, an unusual combination of 60% Zinfandel and the rest Charbono, Petite Sirah, Alicante and a few other varietals. No shy wine at 16.2% alcohol, it is a dense, savory, delicious red that is loaded with roasted meat, spicy pepper and red as well as black fruit characteristics and cuts an unctuous, juicy, thick swath across the palate. This exuberant, flamboyant 2009 should drink nicely for 5ndash;7 years.
Bright red. Pungent aromas of red berries, Asian spices, smoky herbs and flowers. Sweet raspberry and cherry flavors stain the palate, picking up an exotic candied rose quality with air. The long, focused finish leaves sappy, sweet red fruit notes behind. This reminded me a lot of a southern Rhone wine, and Peterson commented that ldquo;zinfandel and grenache have a lot in common, both good and bad.rdquo;
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