Bottle Notes, Zinfandel

2018 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, Morgan is clearly passion 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. At present time the fruit goes to Ridge, Biale, Carlisle and Naked Wines.

Purple in color. 14.5% ABV. Roughly 50% Zinfandel with a host of other varieties including Petite Sirah, Alicante Bouschet, Carignane, Mataro and Mission amongst others. Stunning nose of red fruits, licorice and pepper. Full bodied with mouth watering acidity. Loaded with dark, juicy fruits. Blackberry, raspberry compote, pomegranate and pepper on the palate. Tremendous length on the finish. Great vineyard and equally great vintage have come together to make a wonderful wine. Best over the next 5-7 years.

My rating: 95 points.

The mailing list at Bedrock is highly recommended. Exceptional wines, fair prices and great customer service. Put your name on the waiting list.

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