2012BedrockOldVines2012 Bedrock, Zinfandel, Old Vine, Sonoma Valley.
Over the last few years Bedrock Wine Company has become one of the hottest wineries in California, with winemaker Morgan Twain-Peterson crafting some beautiful artisan wines, using historic old vine sites. Morgan is the son of Ravenswood’s founder Joel Peterson and his a committed believer in field blends and California’s celebrated ancient vines, his wines also reflect an artisan approach in which a light hand and the show of what nature can give when you don’t try to make a factory consistent product, his wines show transparency and every wrinkle, this makes for a unique expression of each wine, vineyard and vintage. The 2012 Old Vines Zin, Sonoma Valley is deep and intriguing wine, showing Zinfandel charms, but with much more complexity through the other black grapes in the natural mix, there is of course Zinfandel (Tribidrag-in Croatia) plus Alicante Bouschet, Grand Noir, Petite Sirah, Lenoir and maybe Syrah and Grenache. The 2012 vintage is proving deeper, more dense and certainly more robust than either 2011 or 2010, but it still feels dynamic and focused with black raspberry, crushed wild flowers, morello cherry, plum and blueberry along with mineral tones, cedar, fig paste and cinnamon spice. This is a pure California red that seduces with character and integrity, I look forward to tasting more of Twain-Peterson’s 2012 wines and following their development over the next 5 to 10 years, these are highly entertaining and impressive examples of California’s great old vineyards.
($40 Est.) 94+ Points, grapelive

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