Bedrock Wine Co. The Bedrock Heritage 2019


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“The 2019 Bedrock Heritage Wine is a tough wine to read today. It is quite tannic and closed, but also does not appear to be quite as powerful or heavy as it can be, which in my view is a positive. Size and weight come so naturally at Bedrock that the wines can at times be a little too much of a good thing. I hope to have a chance to taste the 2019 again in the future, as it is in no mood to show its cards today. Zinfandel, Carignan, 25 Other Varieties. Drinking window: 2027-2039. 93+ points

Morgan Twain-Peterson MW and Chris Cottrell turned out a dazzling set of 2019s. The whites in particular are brilliant and show just how compelling the vintage is in Sonoma for white varieties. As for the 2019 reds, they don’t quite reach the stratospheric heights of the 2018s, but that is a pretty high bar to match. In the 2019 reds, readers will find aromatic, bright wines with terrific energy and just a bit less structure than in the most important years. More importantly, the Bedrock wines provide a fabulous opportunity to explore the nuances of many top Sonoma sites. Stated another way, the quality of vineyards is especially apparent in 2019, a year with a bit of rain in the spring that caused berries to size up. Lastly, readers won’t want to miss the Zinfandel Old Vine. Twain-Peterson and Cottrell were a bit wary of the wine market during a pandemic and were consequently especially stringent with the lots that were bottled as vineyard designates. Everything else went into the Zinfandel Old Vine, to its benefit, and yours.”

Antonio Galloni, Vinous (01/21)