Bottle Notes, Zinfandel

2016 Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Sodini Vineyard – 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.

Sodini Vineyard is on Limerick Lane in the Russian River Valley and was planted in 1905. Morgan has leased and farms the vineyard.

Crimson in color. 14.5% ABV. Savory nose of red and black fruits, citrus, plums and earth. Medium body with mouth watering acidity. Claret style Zinfandel with a core of bright fruits and a distinct earthiness. Black cherry, blood orange, earth and pepper on the palate. Exceptional length on the finish. Super Zinfandel from an overlooked vineyard. This wine picked up weight with time in the glass suggesting it will drink well for years to come.

My rating: 92 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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