2014BedrockOV2014 Bedrock Wine Company, Zinfandel, Old Vine, California.
The 2014 Bedrock Old Vine Zin is wonderfully expressive and lively with a heady mix of red and black fruits, spice and stylish textures, Morgan Twain-Peterson again has knocked it out of the park with his latest releases, especially with this one from vines that average over 80 years old. Mostly from Sonoma fruit, Morgan added a few more sites outside the region, hence the California on the label, but regardless this is the same compelling Zinfandel based blend we know and love, in fact with maybe even a bit more complexity and flair with the other black grapes blended in, it has a bit of Mourvedre, Trousseau and whatever else might be lurking in these heritage sites like Persan, Alicante and the Mission grape! Most historic and classic Zins have been field blends, this is especially true of the beautiful and long aged wines of Ridge Vineyards, and the Bedrock wines continue that tradition. The 2014 Old Vines starts with black raspberry, baked cherry and loganberry along with pepper, sage, anise and dried dark flowers, this is a full bodied effort with deep layers, but still full of energy and balanced with just a kiss of oak showing. This edition has fine tannins, a push of acidity and has plenty of contrast between sweet fruit and savory elements with a brambly pop and light earthy tones, finishing with plum, cedar and briar notes. This is a nice and fleshy Zinfandel that drinks lovely and fresh right now, but can please for many years to come, very nice and impressive again from Bedrock, best from 2016 to 2022.
($25 Est.) 92 Points, grapelive

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