Bedrock Heritage Proprietary Red 2013
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"Full-bodied, heady, savory, broad and expansive, this fabulous wine showcases the remarkable blending and winemaking skills of Morgan Twain Peterson." ~ Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine AdvocateSometimes we wake up craving a beautifully roasted beef tenderloin with gorgonzola butter melting on top. Like this morning, when it was a little on the chilly side. Good thing we're offering the Bedrock 'The Bedrock' Heritage Red today; it's the perfect glass for this dish. It's got gorgeous dark and jammy fruit, notes of eau de vie, and a wonderful earthy side all wrapped up in a big, full body. Set out a pyramid of homemade meatball and provolone sliders, and wash them down with this decadent Bedrock. As for the entree, if you're not feeling the tenderloin, we would do a brown sugar glazed ham. Or, for a less common pairing, octopus with prosciutto and black bean sauce. For the last course, we say forget the cheese this time. Cut a thick slice of spiced chocolate cake to go with another glass or two. It boasts cardomom, cinnamon, and cloves, and will be magical with this Heritage red. Not sure about you, but we're ready to eat!
Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate: "The 2013 Proprietary Red Bedrock Vineyard Heritage comes from the Peterson family’s old vines planted between 1888 and 1895. Amazingly, there are over 22 interplanted varieties in this vineyard, with the bulk of it being 55% Zinfandel and 30% Carignane. The balance of 15% is composed of the other 20 varietals. There are 750 cases of this spectacular wine. Its dense ruby/purple color is followed by notes of black raspberries, roasted Provençal herbs, pepper, strawberry jam, kirsch and blacker fruits. Full-bodied, heady, savory, broad and expansive, this fabulous wine showcases the remarkable blending and winemaking skills of Morgan Twain Peterson. Drink now-2024.
Morgan Twain Peterson continues to produce a fascinating array of wines from old vine sites throughout California. His 2012s demonstrated what a remarkable young talent he is, and the 2013s detailed below continue his Midas touch with a diversity of grapes as well as historical heritage sites." Dec 2014
Winery: "The fruit richness and power of the Zinfandel is framed by the acid, structure, and color brought by the other varieties. As always, I make this wine with an eye towards the past, when variety was secondary to wine-style, when it was endeavored to make 'California Claret.' This is a singular effort and one that brings me great joy.
Planted 1888: Always the wine closest to my heart, the Bedrock Vineyard Heritage Wine comes my family’s old vineyard in the heart of Sonoma Valley. Planted between 1888 and 1895 and composed of over 22 interplanted varieties, the Bedrock Vineyard Heritage Wine is the wine that I started the winery to make. The piece of rock strewn red clay soils produced a wine of citrus-tinged red fruits and spice. I hope this wine speaks as much to the vineyard as to the varieties from which it is composed- which of course is the point. Composed of roughly 55% Zinfandel, 30% Carignane, with the balance being the many other varieties scattered throughout the vineyard."
Bottle: 750ml, cork
Varietal: 55% Zinfandel, 30% Carignane, 15% other reds
Region: Sonoma, North Coast, California
Limited at 750 dozen