Bedrock Zinfandel Papera Ranch Vineyard 2011

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

A bit toasty on the nose with hints of cocoa; hints of juju fruits and dates bring a sweetness here. There’s nice plummy fruit as well, all wrapped up with some vanilla and cigar box oak notes and a touch of pomegranate seed. Smooth and polished, this has a gentle softness to it, very pure and clear on the palate with compelling depth of flavor. More restrained and elegant than some of the other offerings, this draws you in with mineral, subtle oak, and spice nuances that help to frame the core of very fresh raspberry and red currant fruit. There’s a suggestion of sweetness here, but that disappears on the clean, precise, red-fruited finish that shows the tiny light tannins that still manage to carry a touch of refreshing austerity. Just tons of depth to the red fruit here; I would enjoy this over the next three or four years to catch the delicacy of this fruit. Really love the balance and proportions of this wine. 92 points

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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 Zinfandel Papera Ranch Vineyard

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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4.50 5
05/07/2013

A bit toasty on the nose with hints of cocoa; hints of juju fruits and dates bring a sweetness here. There’s nice plummy fruit as well, all wrapped up with some vanilla and cigar box oak notes and a touch of pomegranate seed. Smooth and polished, this has a gentle softness to it, very pure and clear on the palate with compelling depth of flavor. More restrained and elegant than some of the other offerings, this draws you in with mineral, subtle oak, and spice nuances that help to frame the core of very fresh raspberry and red currant fruit. There’s a suggestion of sweetness here, but that disappears on the clean, precise, red-fruited finish that shows the tiny light tannins that still manage to carry a touch of refreshing austerity. Just tons of depth to the red fruit here; I would enjoy this over the next three or four years to catch the delicacy of this fruit. Really love the balance and proportions of this wine. 92 points




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