Bedrock Wine Co.

Pagani Ranch Heritage Sonoma Valley Red Blend

9.2192 ratings
9.240 pro ratings
Sonoma Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA
Red Blend
Game, Baking Spices, Duck, Goose, Potato, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Rice, Exotic Spices, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Onion, Chicken, Pork, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Soft Cheese, Mushrooms, Tomato-Based, Turkey, Veal, Hard Cheese
Top Notes For
Ed Lehrman

Not my style but pretty nicely put together. 1 glass is plenty.

Not my style but pretty nicely put together. 1 glass is plenty.

Feb 20th, 2018
Bryant Bickel

Best of the group

Best of the group

Jan 29th, 2018
Brad Hemmer

Plump berries, light oak, smooth texture, building tannins, nice finish.

Plump berries, light oak, smooth texture, building tannins, nice finish.

Sep 7th, 2017
Isaac Pirolo

Do yourself a favor and follow Esther Mobley on Twitter. She’s the Wine, Beer & Spirits writer for the San Francisco Chronicle and her reporting on the wine country fires is extraordinary... “1880s vines at Old Hill Ranch in Sonoma Valley. Gone” (photo credit to her also).
I had to open the 2015 Bedrock Pagani Ranch Heritage from Morgan Twain-Peterson MW (pictured right) which is also from 1880s vines and just a few miles north of the Old Hill Ranch along Sonoma Highway. It had me immediately saying prayers that the Pagani Ranch would be spared — it’s stunningly pure and absolutely glorious... think choirs of angels. As if a top Châteauneuf-du-Pape producer, like Janasse or Clos Saint Jean, traded their 100+ year old Grenache for 100+ year old Zinfandel. Giant, but radiant red fruit that has a kirsch and violet edge to it. Add in some dense blackberry to a base of rich minerality and this soars into a cloud of herbs and spices including Herbes de Provence, adding baking spice, licorice, and wildflowers along the way, with some secondary cured meat and cracked pepper which gives this the depth and complexity it deserves. Beautiful.

Do yourself a favor and follow Esther Mobley on Twitter. She’s the Wine, Beer & Spirits writer for the San Francisco Chronicle and her reporting on the wine country fires is extraordinary... “1880s vines at Old Hill Ranch in Sonoma Valley. Gone” (photo credit to her also).
I had to open the 2015 Bedrock Pagani Ranch Heritage from Morgan Twain-Peterson MW (pictured right) which is also from 1880s vines and just a few miles north of the Old Hill Ranch along Sonoma Highway. It had me immediately saying prayers that the Pagani Ranch would be spared — it’s stunningly pure and absolutely glorious... think choirs of angels. As if a top Châteauneuf-du-Pape producer, like Janasse or Clos Saint Jean, traded their 100+ year old Grenache for 100+ year old Zinfandel. Giant, but radiant red fruit that has a kirsch and violet edge to it. Add in some dense blackberry to a base of rich minerality and this soars into a cloud of herbs and spices including Herbes de Provence, adding baking spice, licorice, and wildflowers along the way, with some secondary cured meat and cracked pepper which gives this the depth and complexity it deserves. Beautiful.

2 people found it helpfulOct 12th, 2017
Lee Lightfoot

Dericious old vine love

Dericious old vine love

1 person found it helpfulDec 29th, 2014
Brian Tuite

This is more like it!

This is more like it!

Jun 11th, 2017
Sean Calder

Blogger Vinifico! The Original Vancouver Wine Blog

9.3

Oh my. This had a tone of gorgeous dark berry, blueberry and spice. It finishes with firm, but not harsh tannins. Really really good. Highly recommended.

Oh my. This had a tone of gorgeous dark berry, blueberry and spice. It finishes with firm, but not harsh tannins. Really really good. Highly recommended.

May 3rd, 2017
Saul Gropman

Owner/Operator Cafe La Haye

9.0

Meaty and savory with a dark berry brambly core

Meaty and savory with a dark berry brambly core

Mar 17th, 2017
Jesse Pender

Assistant Winemaker Delicato Family Vineyards

8.8

Bright fruit with interesting integrated oak.

Bright fruit with interesting integrated oak.

Mar 11th, 2017
Brian Tuite

Needs time, still rocks.

Needs time, still rocks.

Nov 12th, 2016