Bedrock Wine Co. 2020 Old Vine Zinfandel, California
Item Number: 16555
Sub Region: California
Estate Grown Wine: No
Grape(s): 85% Zinfandel / 15% Other
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 14.4
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Vine Age: ~80+ years old
Fermentation: Various vessels are used in the winery: stainless steel, concrete, oak, and plastic
Aging: French and Austrian oak
Tasting Notes: From vines averaging over 80 years in age planted throughout the diverse state of California, this wine aims to reflect the perfume, freshness, and spice that makes Zinfandel so utterly delicious. This has plenty of juiciness and should be delightful in the nearer term with a good decant; however, as many have discovered this wine will age gracefully and improve with time in bottle.
Vineyard Notes: The largest single component for the 2020 vintage comes from the old vines at Bedrock, followed by the perfumed goodness of Esola, the softer but fresh Schmiedt, and the peppery, dark-fruited Nervo Ranch. As usual, almost all of the wine consists of declassified barrels from vineyard-designated wines, so it offers serious bang for the buck. 85% Zinfandel with the balance a blend of Carignan, Mataro, Grenache, and Alicante Bouschet, along with esoteric creatures like Aubun, Abouriou, and many more.