2014 Bedrock Vineyard Heritage Red BlendSonoma Valley California
Bedrock Vineyard traces its heritage back over 160 years to 1854 when it was planted by General William "Tecumseh" Sherman and General "Fightin' Joe" Hooker. Following the first epidemic of phylloxera in the mid 1880s, the vineyard was replanted in 1888 by Senator George Hearst -- a mining magnet, an early father of California and the father of publisher William Randolph Hearst.
This Bedrock Heirloom wine is crafted from a "field blend" of 25 different varietals* from vines that were planted 127 years ago in Sonoma's Valley of the Moon. With some 55% Zinfandel, it is no surprise that peppery fruit is in the lead with this wine, followed by aromas and flavors of plums and cloves, producing a very dark, chewy, dense and textured wine contributed by Carignane (30%) and some 20 of other varietals* scattered throughout the vineyard. The 2012 vintage received 95 points from Wine Spectator. Highly limited availability. Drink now through 2024. 93-95 points Robert Parker (12/14). 14.6% ABV MON
* Other varietals include Trousseau, Tempranillo, Petite Sirah, Alicante Bouchet, Mourvedre, Grand Noir, Trousseau Noir, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Castels, Colombard, Muscadelle, Mondeuse, Bequignol Blanc and more.