Bedrock Wine Co.

Old Vine California Zinfandel

9.0638 ratings
9.1104 pro ratings
California, USA
Zinfandel
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9.1

The 2017 Zinfandel Old Vine is gorgeous. Fresh, floral and beautifully perfumed, it is light on its feet yet delivers tons of flavor intensity. Super-ripe red cherry, red plum, cedar, tobacco and floral notes are all pushed forward. Silky tannins add to the wine's considerable appeal. The 2017 was aged 60% in foudres of various sizes and 40% in smaller French oak barrels. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, May 2019)

The 2017 Zinfandel Old Vine is gorgeous. Fresh, floral and beautifully perfumed, it is light on its feet yet delivers tons of flavor intensity. Super-ripe red cherry, red plum, cedar, tobacco and floral notes are all pushed forward. Silky tannins add to the wine's considerable appeal. The 2017 was aged 60% in foudres of various sizes and 40% in smaller French oak barrels. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, May 2019)

Sep 20th, 2019
Tom Casagrande

Solid, modestly-priced Zin. Zinny thinks the moniker “old vine” is hooey. He says he’s older in dog years than this is in Zin years.

This has lots of plummy blackberry fruit and warm sandstone earthiness. Full- bodied but not jammy or hot (14.4%).

Solid, modestly-priced Zin. Zinny thinks the moniker “old vine” is hooey. He says he’s older in dog years than this is in Zin years.

This has lots of plummy blackberry fruit and warm sandstone earthiness. Full- bodied but not jammy or hot (14.4%).

Sep 4th, 2019
Brian Tuite

Fresh, fruity, very Carlislesque in the flavor profile.

Fresh, fruity, very Carlislesque in the flavor profile.

Jul 1st, 2019
Matt Trader

Coming soon to Destinations Wine Bar...made by Morgan Twain-Peterson MW, son of Joel Peterson of Once and Future (the guy who started Ravenswood) - come in to see Doug and Eric and have some Bedrock!

Coming soon to Destinations Wine Bar...made by Morgan Twain-Peterson MW, son of Joel Peterson of Once and Future (the guy who started Ravenswood) - come in to see Doug and Eric and have some Bedrock!

May 17th, 2019
Boris Mathiszik

In line with the previous vintages’ high marks. Beautiful zin. Layered and elegant, and subtle.

In line with the previous vintages’ high marks. Beautiful zin. Layered and elegant, and subtle.

May 3rd, 2019
Patrick Derdeyn

The ‘17s just arrived so that means it was perfect timing to drink my last ‘16. @Morgan Twain-Peterson says these can age 5-10 yrs, but mine never seem to make it 5-10 months while I let all of the SVs rest in peace. A splash decant really helps the bouquet jump out on these. Rose petal, spice, and dark fruits balanced by wonderful acidity and some light tannin presence. A screaming value year in and year out.

The ‘17s just arrived so that means it was perfect timing to drink my last ‘16. @Morgan Twain-Peterson says these can age 5-10 yrs, but mine never seem to make it 5-10 months while I let all of the SVs rest in peace. A splash decant really helps the bouquet jump out on these. Rose petal, spice, and dark fruits balanced by wonderful acidity and some light tannin presence. A screaming value year in and year out.

Nov 29th, 2018
Geoff Troup

Sales Eder Brothers, Cellar Fine Wines

9.1

Showing so well for it’s restraint and balance, something not often said of Zinfandel. Baking spice, herbs, raspberry fruit, tannin and acidity in harmony. Quite precise and well made.

Showing so well for it’s restraint and balance, something not often said of Zinfandel. Baking spice, herbs, raspberry fruit, tannin and acidity in harmony. Quite precise and well made.

Nov 25th, 2018
John Skupny - Lang & Reed Wine Company

Cracking zin - just what we needed with great pizza. True to type - everything in place

Cracking zin - just what we needed with great pizza. True to type - everything in place

Apr 24th, 2018
J D
8.7

For the Wine Spectator readers: a ripe, deeply fruity, spicy nose and dark, plush, concentrated palate, and for the cool kids: a modicum of restraint. Not quite intellectually stimulating, but this walks the line well, especially for a $20 California-appellated Zinfandel. Also: totally plausible that as the primary fruit recedes, this could become a serious wine; it's got the guts. Enjoyed with shaking beef

For the Wine Spectator readers: a ripe, deeply fruity, spicy nose and dark, plush, concentrated palate, and for the cool kids: a modicum of restraint. Not quite intellectually stimulating, but this walks the line well, especially for a $20 California-appellated Zinfandel. Also: totally plausible that as the primary fruit recedes, this could become a serious wine; it's got the guts. Enjoyed with shaking beef

Jan 18th, 2018
Boris Mathiszik

Beautiful Zin, well balanced and supple. I don't say his often about Zin. Coincidentally this wine made it to no. 12 on WS top 100 wines of 2017. Well deserved. WS 93 Pts. Top 10 2017 tasting at NCWC.

Beautiful Zin, well balanced and supple. I don't say his often about Zin. Coincidentally this wine made it to no. 12 on WS top 100 wines of 2017. Well deserved. WS 93 Pts. Top 10 2017 tasting at NCWC.

Dec 16th, 2017