Winery Notes: “Where it all started, the fountainhead of Bedrock Wine Co., the exemplum of our farming practices, the action of our agriculture, the vineyard we call home. It was the 132nd year of existence for these grapevines, and they put out a smaller-than-normal crop of densely fruited, thick-skinned grapes that resulted in a classic Bedrock Heritage wine. As is typical for Bedrock, this wine has structure to match its dark red fruits, spice, and orange-tinged perfume. Composed of Zinfandel, Carignan, Mataro, and 27+ other varieties interplanted on the ranch, the wine was aged in a combination of larger format puncheons, demi-muids, and 228-liter barrels of French and Austrian oak.
Wine Spectator 93 Points: “Deeply structured and rather brooding at the moment but jammed with personality, offering currant and cherry flavors highlighted by cracked pepper, star anise and other dark spices. Zinfandel, Carignan and Mataro. Drink now through 2031.”
Vinous 92 Points: “The 2020 Bedrock Heritage Wine is a powerful, tannic wine. That’s pretty typical for young wines of this site. Time in the glass brings out hints of red fruit, iron, blood orange, white pepper, chalk and earthiness. The raw elements are present, but the 2020 is not fully put together just yet. The 2020 needs time, but I expect it will always retain a feeling of austerity.”