The Bedrock Heritage is a classic Californian wine from Sonoma. This cuvée comes from vines planted back in 1883. It is a "field blend" a tradition of California vine growing, all different grapes grow together, crushed and fermented together in the same container. Made of 50 percent Zinfandel, 20 percent Carignan and the remainder is a real field blend of 27 varieties. The wine is dense, full-bodied and rich. Very complex with flavours of black fruits, plums, Asian spices, orange zest, violet, chocolate box, full of character. A classic, traditonal style beautiful California wine. Only 600 cases made.
Drink now - 2030
(€73 / litre)
"The 2016 Bedrock Heritage Wine is powerful, dense and explosive. Swaths of dark, deep fruit flesh out as this ample wine shows off its beguiling personality. Earthy and savory notes add aromatic nuance. As good as the 2016 is today & and it is terrific & it is also very backward and much less overt than other vintages have been. Readers will have to be patient. The Bedrock is a field blend of 27 different grapes based on 50% Zinfandel, 20% Carignane and 4% Mataro, plus dollops of everything else. This compelling Heritage Wine will find its greatest admirers among readers who enjoy old-school, structured wines." —by Antonio Galloni