Bedrock Wine Co. 2020 Old Vine Zinfandel, California

Bedrock Wine Co. 2020 Old Vine Zinfandel, California

Item Number: 16555

UPC: 0-186806300022

Country: USA
Region: California
Sub Region: California
Appellation/AVA: California
Estate Grown Wine: No
Vintage: 2020
Grape(s): 85% Zinfandel / 15% Other
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 14.4
Viticulture: Practicing Organic

Vine Age: ~80+ years old
Fining: No
Filtering: No
Yeast: Native
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.

Reviews

  • Vinous
    Rating: 89 (1/20/2022)

    The 2020 Zinfandel Old Vine is a forward, boisterous wine that will drink well right out of the gate. In this vintage, the Old Vine is especially perfumed, a reflection of the sites used in this year's blend. Crushed flowers, sweet red berry, spice, licorice and tobacco are nicely pushed forward. The Old Vine is built on a core from Bedrock, plus dollops from Esola, Schmiedt Road and Nervo Ranch. It's about 85% Zinfandel and 15% mixed blacks. Drink it over the next handful of years.
  • The Wine Spectator
    Rating: 90 (8/31/2022)

    A briar patch of a wine, with zesty wild berry, underbrush and licorice flavors that finish with medium-grained tannins. Drink now through 2030.