Bottle Notes, Zinfandel

Zinfandel of the Month – 2014 Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Old Vine

Zinfandel of the Month is a monthly feature on Zinfandel Chronicles. Keep in mind that although the Zinfandel of the Month might be an older bottle, the current vintage will be one you can find at retail or via the mailing list.

The July Zinfandel of the Month is the 2014 Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Old Vine

Bedrock Wine Co. was founded by Morgan Twain-Peterson in 2007 and focuses on small production wines from many of California’ s most treasured and historic vineyards. The lineup of wines at Bedrock is expanding rapidly, but I think the best of the best are the ancient vineyard Zinfandels, Morgan is clearly passionate about.

The 2015 version of this wine will be a highlight of the upcoming Bedrock Summer release on July 26th. To that end I thought it high time to check in on the 2014 version. This version of Old Vine is 77% Zinfandel and a generous 23% mixed blacks from vineyards that average 80 years in age.

Bright crimson in color. 14.4% ABV. Fantastic nose of black fruits, dusty earth, cinnamon and pepper. Lush, juicy, brambly fruit with bright acidity. Fresh and well balanced. Blackberry, black cherry and cocoa powder on the palate. Dusty tannins on a long finish. Delicious Zinfandel. Drink over the next 2-3 years while you cellar the single vineyard Zins.

My rating: 91 points.

At $25 or so off the mailing list this wine is one of the very best values in California Zinfandel.

The mailing at Bedrock is highly recommended. Exceptional wines, fair prices and great customer service. Put your name on the waiting list.

I blogged about Bedrock recently in The 2015 Zinfandel Chronicles Power Rankings.

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