Bottle Notes, Zinfandel

2013 Bedrock Wine Co. Heritage Wine Pagani Ranch

The 2013 Bedrock Wine Co. Heritage Wine Pagani Ranch was the winning bottle in the February Installment of Pick My Next Bottle. The wine was not decanted and was enjoyed over several hours.

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.

Pagani Ranch is just off Highway 12 in the Glen Ellen area of Sonoma County. Angela and Felice Pagani came to Sonoma County from Italy, purchased the property and planted the vineyard in the early 1900’s. The fruit goes to Ridge, Bedrock, Seghesio, Biale and Carlisle.

Pretty nose of red and black fruits, flowers and pepper. Medium body with perfect acidity. Fresh and lush with layers upon layers of fruit. Raspberry, boysenberry, salmonberry and pepper on the palate. A big, structured Zin. The finish is long and plush with subtle but gritty tannins. This wine embodies Pagani Ranch. Drink over the next 4-6 years.

My rating: 94 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. I blogged about Pagani Ranch in Top 10 Old Vine Zinfandel Vineyards.

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