Old Vine Zinfandel 2018
“90% Zinfandel, 10% mixed black varieties, average vine age 80 years. Nice price! […] Savoury nose and really appetising. Lively and so unlike most people’s idea of Zin.” – Jancis Robinson MW
Highlighted as a “VGV” wine by Jancis Robinson, meaning “very good value”, when Bedrock say “Old Vine”, they really mean it. 60% of the fruit comes from their own vineyard (planted in 1888), with the remainder from Teldeschi Ranch, Esola, Pagani, Papera, Evangelho, Pato and mor. Matured in a combination of French and Austrian oak in varying sizes and only 8% of that new, it’s the quality of the fruit that makes this wine so special. 2018 was a brilliant year for Zinfandel in California, so the result is concentrated, structured, complex and possibly one of the finest we’ve ever tasted. Light on its feet for a grape variety that can sometimes be overly jammy, Bedrock Old Vine Zinfandel dazzles with a bright and juicy mixture of red and black berries, floral notes, sweet spice and smoked pepper. Don’t miss out on this one.
Bedrock may not be a household name, but it really should be. Started in 2007 by owner and winemaker Morgan Twain-Peterson MW (who is the son of the legendary Joel Peterson who founded Ravenswood Winery), and later joined by his business partner Chris Cottrell, this winery in Sonoma is producing some of the most exciting wines currently coming out of USA. Morgan began his operation in a converted chicken coop in a friend’s backyard, taking the idea of “garage wine” to a whole new level. Focusing on old vines (so expect big concentration and full-on flavour), Bedrock source grapes from their own vineyards and other throughout California (including some really interesting and lesser-known areas like Contra Costa County AVA, Amador County AVA and Cienega Valley AVA). Over the years, Morgan has forged some extraordinary relationships, giving him access to some of the highest quality vineyards that California has to offer, but also allowing him to supply grapes to some of the wine world’s biggest names. For example, Bedrock buys Zinfandel from the renowned Pagani Ranch and sell fruit to Ridge Vineyards. This is an outfit that’s really in the thick of the action.
£4.33 per 100.00ml
SKU No.: 3401697
Style No.: 866368
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