Bottle Notes, Zinfandel

2015 Bedrock Wine Co. Heritage Wine Pagani 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 and Field Blends, 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. In addition to Bedrock the fruit goes to Ridge, Seghesio, Biale and Carlisle.

Bright crimson in color. 14.5% ABV. Pretty nose of red fruits, peach and spice. Medium body with mouth watering acidity. Light, fresh and elegant. The best Zins from Bedrock straddle the line between Claret and modern in style and this wine does just that. The palate is all about bright fruits. Raspberry, strawberry, cherry and just a hint of pepper. The finish is long and supple. Really delicious. Bedrock and Pagani at their very best. Drink over the next 1-2 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 in The 2018 Zinfandel Chronicles Power Rankings.

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