Bedrock Wine Co. 2021 Bedrock Vineyard Heritage Red
The 1888 plantings at their home ranch produced very small amounts of dense, rich fruit in 2021 that will make this one of the greatest Bedrock Heritage Wines they have made. The wonderfully even growing season and cool August allowed sugars to accumulate slowly and natural acidity to remain bright, making for a classically composed expression of their Sonoma Valley site. As always, this is a field-blend of over 20 different varieties interplanted on the iron-rich, red and cobbly soils of our home ranch. This vineyard is the gravitational center of everything else they do at Bedrock—it is the vineyard they walk with their families in, it is where they have learned via trial and error how to farm. It is in constant evolution, just like their winery and themselves, and year after year they feel deeper gratitude for its existence and to their father for having the foresight to purchase it nearly two decades ago.
Bold and brooding, this Zin-based blend is a cornucopia of aromas and flavors, with deep blackberry, smoky anise, black pepper, clove and other dusky spice notes that build tension and structure toward broad-shouldered tannins. Hands off for now. Zinfandel, Carignan and Mataro.