Bedrock Wine Co.: Old Vine Zinfandel

HARD FACTS

WINE NAME: Old Vine Zinfandel
PRODUCER: Bedrock Wine Company
VINTAGE: 2013
APPELLATION: California
GRAPE VARIETIES: 77% Zinfandel, 23% Carignane, Mourvedre, Grenache, Petite Sirah, Abouriou, Aubun and assorted mixed white varieties.
FERMENTATION TANKS: Concrete and French oak vats
YEASTS: Natural
MACERATION: 25 days
MALOLACTIC: Done i barrel
AGED IN: French oak barrels, mostly neutral
AGED FOR: 14 months
CLARIFICATION/FILTRATION: None
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 14,5%
YEAR PLANTED: Vines averages 80 years old
VOLUME: 75 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 12
PACKAGING TYPE: Carton
BOTTLE SEALING: Natural

Quick Facts

Doubtless, the Bedrock Old Vine Zin takes this worn out labeling to the next level. Where nearly all others wines, sharing a similar name, this compelling wine show serious structure and pure class. It clearly demonstrate the importance of vine age, but even more so what true blending skills are all about.

The Wine’s Story

“The Old Vine Zinfandel comes from a smattering of sites, most of them in Sonoma Valley, Alexander Valley and the Russian River Valley. As always, the Old Vine is really best described as a mixed-blacks, as other grapes – both red and white – comprise about 23% of the blend. It’s always a treat to see what Morgan Twain Peterson and his colleague Chris Cottrell are up to at Bedrock, where the focus is on showcasing California’s heritage sites and their extraordinary pedigree, something Bedrock and a handful of like-minded wineries have taken with notable enthusiasm.” Antonio Galloni

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