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. Norma (Pagani) Amantite still lives in the old farmhouse amidst the vines and her son Dino tends to the vineyard. In addition to Bedrock the fruit goes to Ridge, Seghesio, Biale and Carlisle.
Purple in color. 14.5% ABV. Brooding nose of red and black fruits, plums and cocoa. Medium body with medium acidity. Claret style Zinfandel with primary fruits and great balance. Soft and approachable. Black cherry, blackberry, anise and pepper on the palate. Tremendous length on the finish. Old school Zinfandel that will likely age well but there is a lot to like here right now. Best over the next 2-4 years.
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.