2018 was a brilliant year for Zinfandel across California, and this wine reflects it.The 2018 is a blend of 85% Zinfandel filled out with Mataro, Grenache, Alicante Bouschet, Carignan, Petite Sirah and scant amounts of the many other varieties that can be found in California’s older, multifarious vineyards. Many of our most venerable vineyards contribute to this wine, including Bedrock, Teldeschi, Esola, Pagani, Papera, Evangelho and Pato filled in with lots from other old vineyards throughout the state. This will provide great drinking pleasure with a decant early on, but as with most iterations of this bottling, will develop nicely for a number of years. Plump and zesty, with lively red and black fruits, smoked pepper and plenty of savory/umami flavors.
Lush and full-bodied, this is a great introduction to the Bedrock wines.