2018 Bedrock Wine Company The Bedrock Heritage
2018 Bedrock Wine Company The Bedrock Heritage: These vines turned 131 years in 2018 and Bedrock Wine Company decided it would be a great year to turn out a relatively small crop of delicious and dense fruit. As always, the wine, though based around Zinfandel, is a field-blend of the 27 varieties found in the old vines at my family’s site in the heart of Sonoma Valley, including about 20% Carignan and 5% Mataro. Like the other Sonoma Valley “Grand Cru” sites, this will definitely reward time in the decanter or a few years on its side to start showing all of its secrets. The 2018 should be another classic.
“It is an absolute privilege to oversee such a rich piece of Californian history.”
Founded in 1854 by Generals William “Tecumseh” Sherman and General “Fightin’ Joe” Hooker, Bedrock Vineyard has grown grapes for over 150 years. Following the first epidemic of phylloxera in the mid-1880s, the vineyard was replanted in 1888 by Senator George Hearst—a mining magnate, an early father of California, and the father of publisher William Randolph Hearst. It is from those 120-year-old vines that the Bedrock Heritage Wine is crafted.