2011PapasAllBlacks2011 Bedrock Wine Co. Papa’s All-Blacks, North Coast Red.
This old style field blend is a Zinfandel based red that is a throw back to classic California wines, much like the way Ridge has been doing since the late sixties with the addition of Petite Sirah and Alicante Bouchet giving color and added interest in the wine. Bedrock has really turned out some great wines in recent vintages and this All-Backs is a very nice wine. The 2011 Papa’s All-Blacks starts with briar spiciness, blackberry, currant and plum while raspberry, cedar and coco powers add complexity. Hints of earth, mint leaf and linger with touches of pepper as well, but it is the bramble-berry flavors that stick on your taste buds. Light tannins and soft acidity gives life and project the vintage, which was a bit difficult for Zinfandel, not that you’d ever guess with this tasty wine.
($22 Est.) 91 Points, grapelive

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