Vinous 92 points! Wine Spectator 92 points!
Bedrock Old Vine Zinfandel is a beautiful red wine gem from one of the top winemakers in California. Morgan Twain-Peterson is the owner/winemaker of Bedrock Wine Company in Sonoma. In 2017 Morgan passed the Master of Wine examination, becoming one of just forty-five MWs residing in the United States and one of two California winemakers with the qualification.
"The 2019 Zinfandel Old Vine is gorgeous. Bright acids and floral overtones perk up the red berry fruit in a Zinfandel that delivers the goods, and plenty more. Bright and beautifully layered, the 2019 hits all the right notes. Then again, it is a blend of stellar sites, including Bedrock, Nervo, Sodini, Evangelho, Katushas', Teldeschi, Pagani Ranch and Old Hill. Because of the COVID pandemic and uncertain short-term economic outlook, the 2019 includes quite a bit of wine that in more normal times would he bottled in the vineyard designates. Stated simply: buy as much as you can."-Vinous, 92 points!
"This Zin packs in a lot of structure and personality, with vibrant black cherry, smoky garrigue and green peppercorn notes that build toward broad-shouldered tannins. Drink now through 2029. 4,000 cases made."-TF, Wine Spectator, 92 points!
"It is hard to say that anything has benefited from the COVID situation, but perhaps one thing is the 2019 Old Vine Zinfandel. We already tend to pack some pretty great vineyard sources into this bottling, but our bearish approach to the 2019 vintage means that a lot of juice that normally would have gone into our vineyard-designated wines has trickled down into this offering. The fulcrum of this wine is based around our estate vineyards, with much of it coming from Bedrock (planted in 1888), Nervo (1896), and Sodini (1905) in Sonoma County along with Evangelho (1890s) and Katushas' (1915), with the remainder coming from Teldeschi, Pagani, Old Hill, and Enz Vineyard. If anything, I am a bit concerned this might be too serious for the price point, but I suppose there are better things to lose sleep over. Raised in a wide variety of French and Austrian barrels, puncheons, and foudres (about 10% new) and only racked at bottling, this wine has a dark core of perfumed, dense fruit. This is a classic California Zinfandel and will go down as one of the best Old Vine bottlings we have made."-Bedrock Wine Company.
Enjoy Bedrock Old Vine Zinfandel now and over the next 6-8 years with BBQ ribs, steak, rich vegetarian dishes, and sharp cheeses.