Grapelive: Wine of the Day June 7, 2017

2015 Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel, Old Vine, California.
The richly loaded and vigorous Bedrock Old Vine Zinfandel 2015 is deep in layers and detail with a full body and warm vintage concentration as well as spice, mineral and satiny texture making for a thrilling and hedonistic wine. Harmony and structure highlight this vintage and this 2015 drinks wonderfully with flair, style and with impressive length, Bedrock has crafted a brilliant set of wines in 2015, especially this blend of vineyards and terroirs that make up this wine, but you’ll also want to try to get the rare Heritage bottlings, in particular you want to find the Bedrock Vineyard, Pagani Ranch and Papera Ranch all of which take Zinfandel field blends to a level of greatness that will blow your mind! I am convinced these wines will age extremely well and may just go down as legendary expressions of California wine, and they follow a similar path as the Ridge Zins have and continue to follow, but with their own uniqueness of place, I can only hope to re-visit these Bedrock wines in 10 to 15 years, their potential looks amazing. The 2015 Old Vine Zinfandel starts with a bouquet of dried rose petals/violets, lavender, black fruit, graphite/dust, briar spice and light cedar which also reflects on the lush dense palate along with boysenberry, raspberry, plum and kirsch as well as a hint of mocha, bramble/pepper/sage and cola bean. This is a pleasing Zinfandel that lingers on the finish and leaves a sweet fruit impression, ripe and succulent in feel, but with complex savory tones in the background in this young wine, it should develop nicely with refinement and depth. Drink whenever you get the urge, it can be an excellent Zin as is and for 5 to 10 years, it’s exciting stuff at a great price.
($25 Est.) 92 Points, grapelive