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Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Sonoma Valley Old Vine 2011

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If there is any wine of the 2011 releases that accurately demonstrates the poised, claret-like, character of the 2011 vintage it is the 2011 Sonoma Valley Old-Vine. The late ripening Stellwagen Vineyard once again was included into this cuvee to lend its dark fruit, and Casa Santinamaria, another vineyard originally slated for vineyard designation, was included for its beautiful spice. The remainder of the wine is composed of Zinfandel from the terraced Los Chamizal Vineyard, some younger vine fruit from Rossi Ranch in Kenwood, a few barrels of Monte Rosso Zinfandel, and a dollop of old-vine Carignane and Mourvedre from the Bedrock Vineyard. This is old-school Zin- bright, focused, and energetic.

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Bedrock Wine Co.:
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.

Editorial Reviews for Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Sonoma Valley Old Vine

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065222,410
4.00 5
05/07/2013

Dark, earthy and spicy on the nose, with nuanced sweetness from the oak accenting the dark, sweet black cherry and plum character. With time the oak becomes a touch more obvious, yet it remains very well-balanced. A touch heavy on entry, this is a weighty Zin with super acidic support. The flavors are much like the nose, on the darker, sweeter end of the spectrum with some café au lait notes and lovely bramble notes adding freshness, but the depth and richness of fruit shows through here. The finish too shows a rich plummy quality. Powerful yet a bit monolithic, this might improve over the short term, but probably should be consumed by its fifth birthday. 89 points


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Snooth User: BRUNOHOEPERS
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0.00 5
05/08/2013

$22 . Dark, earthy and spicy on the nose, with nuanced sweetness from the oak accenting the dark, sweet black cherry and plum character. With time the oak becomes a touch more obvious, yet it remains very well-balanced. A touch heavy on entry, this is a weighty Zin with super acidic support. The flavors are much like the nose, on the darker, sweeter end of the spectrum with some café au lait notes and lovely bramble notes adding freshness, but the depth and richness of fruit shows through here. The finish too shows a rich plummy quality. Powerful yet a bit monolithic, this might improve over the short term, but probably should be consumed by its fifth birthday. 89 points


Snooth User: drsint
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4.00 5
12/01/2012

Four glasses


External Reviews for Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Sonoma Valley Old Vine

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
10/28/2013

Deep ruby. A highly aromatic nose displays ripe cherry, lavender and spicecake scents complicated by notes of cocoa powder and anise. Deeply pitched bitter cherry and dark chocolate flavors gain liveliness and sweetness with air, picking up blackberry preserve and licorice qualities. Impressively concentrated but energetic, with a sweet, seamless and persistent finish.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/09/2013

Bright red cherries, tobacco, licorice, fennel and spices are layered together beautifully in the 2011 Zinfandel Old-Vine. A stunning value, the 2011 stands out for its exceptional balance and polish. This is a decidedly elegant, restrained Zinfandel that nevertheless has serious personality. Within the context of Zinfandel, the style is floral and high-toned throughout. Morgan Peterson crafts the Old-Vine from an assortment of sites in Sonoma, all planted between 1888 and 1935. Anticipated maturity: 2013–2017.


External Review
Source: The Wine Closet
07/16/2013

Bedrock Old Vine Zinfandel


External Review
01/16/2013

Bedrock is a tiny winery located in the Sonoma Valley, making wine in a converted chicken coop. Fruit from only the most unique and highest wuality 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, son of Joel Peterson the founder of Ravenswood.The nose is dominated by fragrant red fruits and spice. The palate echoes the nose with deep and rich berry notes that leap out of the glass and are perfectly balanced by a classic Zin spice. Well balanced with a long elegant finish.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/09/2013

Young and still a tad angular, showing an underlying sense of elegance and focus, with plenty of black cherry, toasted cinnamon and spice aromas and flavors. Best from 2014 through 2019.



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If there is any wine of the 2011 releases that accurately demonstrates the poised, claret-like, character of the 2011 vintage it is the 2011 Sonoma Valley Old-Vine. The late ripening Stellwagen Vineyard once again was included into this cuvee to lend its dark fruit, and Casa Santinamaria, another vineyard originally slated for vineyard designation, was included for its beautiful spice. The remainder of the wine is composed of Zinfandel from the terraced Los Chamizal Vineyard, some younger vine fruit from Rossi Ranch in Kenwood, a few barrels of Monte Rosso Zinfandel, and a dollop of old-vine Carignane and Mourvedre from the Bedrock Vineyard. This is old-school Zin- bright, focused, and energetic.

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