Bedrock Wine Co.

Old Vine Zinfandel

9.028 ratings
9.16 pro ratings
California, USA
Zinfandel
Top Notes For
Tom Casagrande

Initially, upon opening, I thought this was too extracted and scorchy, but after just a bit of air that sensation receded and the wine softened and developed. Nose is classic Zin black raspberry fruit, and nice briary, soft herbal note, and some moist gravel, river stones notes in the background. Ripe, but not too ripe, and extracted, but not too extracted, in the mouth. Has a dry, full-bodied feel, with a bit a peppery heat and some scratchy tannin in the finish. Seems like fewer and fewer Zin producers are interested in anything other than a loud wine, but at least this isn’t too loud.

Initially, upon opening, I thought this was too extracted and scorchy, but after just a bit of air that sensation receded and the wine softened and developed. Nose is classic Zin black raspberry fruit, and nice briary, soft herbal note, and some moist gravel, river stones notes in the background. Ripe, but not too ripe, and extracted, but not too extracted, in the mouth. Has a dry, full-bodied feel, with a bit a peppery heat and some scratchy tannin in the finish. Seems like fewer and fewer Zin producers are interested in anything other than a loud wine, but at least this isn’t too loud.

May 21st, 2021
Will Stanley

My first time trying a wine from Bedrock, a Sonoma producer who have a reputation for creating exceptional wines from old-vine Zinfandel.

This entry level bottling is very good - and very young. Brambly, with blackberry, black cherry, smokey barbecued meat, tobacco, black pepper & chocolate. Very full bodied, spicy, certainly not jammy but quite serious in its fruit profile - I actually found this quite Cabernet-like - with angular tannins and dried cherry acidity.

Nice to have a Zinfandel for the first time in what must be over a year!

My first time trying a wine from Bedrock, a Sonoma producer who have a reputation for creating exceptional wines from old-vine Zinfandel.

This entry level bottling is very good - and very young. Brambly, with blackberry, black cherry, smokey barbecued meat, tobacco, black pepper & chocolate. Very full bodied, spicy, certainly not jammy but quite serious in its fruit profile - I actually found this quite Cabernet-like - with angular tannins and dried cherry acidity.

Nice to have a Zinfandel for the first time in what must be over a year!

Jan 16th, 2021
Boris Mathiszik

Bedrock always reliable!

Bedrock always reliable!

Nov 23rd, 2019
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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)

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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
Matt Konopka

Disappointing, not much fruit

Disappointing, not much fruit

Nov 14th, 2021
Ray Vanderhoff

Primarily a Sonoma Zin. A touch of Petite Syrah and Carignan are added. Big black cherry and boysenberry fruit with hints of licorice and black tea. Lots of exotic spice flavors on the finish. Medium bodied. Fresh and juicy, but balanced and especially smooth. Great compliment to barbecue.

Primarily a Sonoma Zin. A touch of Petite Syrah and Carignan are added. Big black cherry and boysenberry fruit with hints of licorice and black tea. Lots of exotic spice flavors on the finish. Medium bodied. Fresh and juicy, but balanced and especially smooth. Great compliment to barbecue.

Oct 31st, 2020
B Williams

Enjoyable Zinfandel.

Enjoyable Zinfandel.

Oct 25th, 2020