Bottle Notes, Zinfandel

2011 Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Papera Ranch – Bottle Notes

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.

Papera Vineyard is situated in the Russian River Valley and was planted in 1934 by Charlie Papera. Most vineyards from this era are comprised of a number of mixed black varieties. Papera, on the other hand, is 95% Zinfandel.

Bright crimson in color. 14.6% ABV. Savory nose of red and black fruits, earthy loam and flowers. Medium body with medium acidity and a hint of spritz. Strawberry, raspberry, blood orange and a little black pepper on the palate. Claret style Zinfandel with a medium length finish. Drink over the next 1-2 years.

My rating: 90 points.

The mailing list 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 2016 Zinfandel Chronicles Power Rankings.

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