Bedrock Wine Co. 2020 Heritage Red, Bedrock Vineyard, Sonoma Valley

Bedrock Wine Co. 2020 Heritage Red, Bedrock Vineyard, Sonoma Valley

Item Number: 16332

UPC: None

Country: USA
Region: California
Sub Region: Sonoma
Appellation/AVA: Sonoma Valley
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vineyard Designation: Bedrock Vineyard
Vintage: 2020
Grape(s): Red Field Blend
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 14.5
Viticulture: Practicing Organic

Vineyard Notes: Bedrock Vineyard is one of the most historically and qualitatively gilded plots of land in Sonoma Valley. Taking up 152 acres of the heart of Sonoma Valley, the vineyard occupies a large section of one of the best growing climates for grapes on earth. Though based around Zinfandel, the wine is a field blend of the 27 varieties found at the Bedrock Vineyard. Like the other great old vineyards with which Bedrock farms, the wine is far more defined by site than by variety.

"Over the past few years, we have taken over more and more of the old vines at Bedrock that were previously contracted to other wineries. This has given us more flexibility in assembling the blends and, frankly, has allowed us to better understand our own vineyard—from the subtle shadings imparted by the contours of soil to the different varietal blends in each block. We have learned that Blocks 39 and 42 lengthen the backbone of the wine, provide elegance and substantial structure while the shatter-prone Blocks 27 and 29, a mere 50 yards away, are darker and opulent with an almost licorice-tinged spiciness. The tiny Block 41, with only 390 vines, showcases the white pepper and flowers you might expect from an extremely varietally mixed block laced with a large amount of Syrah, Petite Sirah, and Tempranillo. All of this means that we feel the Bedrock Heritage wine has ticked up a couple notches in the last few years and more and more truly represents all of the old vines at the vineyard." - Morgan

Vine Age: 133 years old
Fining: No
Filtration: No
Yeast: Native
Fermentation: Various vessels are used in the winery: stainless steel, concrete, oak, and plastic
Aging: Used French oak that ranges in size from 228 to 600 liters

About the Name: The word "heritage" on a Bedrock label signifies that the wine is produced as a field blend. All of the grapes get picked together at the same time and co-fermented together.

Reviews

  • The Wine Spectator
    Rating: 93 (5/18/2022)

    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
    Rating: 92 (1/10/2022)

    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 earthines.