Bedrock Sonoma Valley Old Vine Zinfandel 2012
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Bedrock Sonoma Valley Old Vine Zinfandel 2012
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Category: Red Wine
Varietal:Zinfandel
Region: California » Sonoma County » Sonoma Valley
Producer: Bedrock
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Bedrock

No wines in 2012 benefited more from the combination of quality and quantity then the Sonoma Valley Old-Vine Zinfandel and the North Coast Syrah (to be released with the Winter Release). For instance, the ancient vines at Bedrock, despite the same farming practices as normal yielded almost 3 tons per acre rather than the average 2.3 and that extra fruit needed to go somewhere. As such, the 2012 Sonoma Valley Old-Vine is nearly 40% Bedrock Vineyard Zinfandel, with the remainder coming from Casa Santinamaria Vineyard, Monte Rosso Vineyard, Stellwagen Vineyard, Los Chamizal and Scatena. Best yet, I think the 2012 might be the best version yet of the wine- carrying the hallmark spice and perfume of the Sonoma Valley appellation along with deep fruit and good framing acid structure. All native yeast fermented and raised in 12% new French oak. Back up the proverbial truck! Axe that, back up the literal truck!

Wine Advocate

The 2012 Zinfandel Old Vine Sonoma Valley is composed of 40% Bedrock Vineyard Zinfandel and a kitchen sink blend of five other grapes, the most notable being Carignan, Alicante, Petite Sirah and two obscure grapes called Abouriou and Aubun. It sees about 15% new oak, achieved 14.6% alcohol, and, happily, 1,600 cases were produced. It offers notes of spice, bouquet garni, roasted meats and plenty of red as well as blackberry fruit. The wine displays a wild character, but it is a delicious, medium to full-bodied, very good value that should drink well for 4-6 years.

Score: 90. —Robert Parker, December 2013.

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