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2017 Bedrock Wine Company Schmiedt Road Zinfandel

ITEM 7981322 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine storage unit

Bidder Amount Total
phellb $31 $31
frmus $30 $0
$30
Item Sold Amount Date
I7981322 1 $31 Oct 24, 2021
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RATINGS

94Vinous / IWC

...glorious. Floral notes and red-toned fruits mark this gracious, airy Zinfandel. Sandy soils on this site further bring out the wine's inner sweetness and perfume. The purity of the flavors is simply striking. This delicious, engaging Zinfandel will drink well right out of the gate.

93The Wine Advocate

...opens with friendly aromas of yellow peach preserves, dried hollyhock, fresh cranberries, wild blackberries and tangerine with nuances of fallen leaves and mixed tea leaves. The medium-bodied palate gives up intense, dense fruits with oodles of floral perfume, framed by lightly chewy tannins and fantastic freshness and finishing long and layered.

PRODUCER

Bedrock Wine Company

Bedrock Wine Co. was founded in 2007 in a Sonoma chicken coop. But it’s not an exaggeration to say that Morgan Twain-Peterson, Bedrock’s founder and winemaker, has been in the wine business since birth. His father is Joel Peterson, founder of Ravenswood, the iconoclastic Sonoma producer known for powerhouse Zinfandel, and Morgan began blending his own wine at age five. After college in New York, Morgan worked in various areas of the wine industry before returning to California and starting Bedrock, named for one his family’s vineyards. He sources grapes from Bedrock and other vineyards throughout the region and often seeks out old vine vineyards. Bedrock’s flagship wine is the Bedrock Heritage, usually a blend of mostly Zinfandel and Carignan. Bedrock also makes Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc and many red and white blends. Reviews have been highly complimentary. Robert M. Parker Jr. has written that Twain-Peterson “has hit the wine scene with a bang, producing vibrant, personality-filled, delicious wines from extremely old vines and, in some cases, virtually unknown grapes, such as Aubun, Teredalgo, Trousseau Noir, Le Noir, Mission, Trousseau Gris, Grand Noir and Abouriou, as well as Zinfandel, Syrah, Petite Sirah, Grenache, Carignan, Alicante Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Tempranillo. Many of these sites are heritage terroirs from the ancient past which, until Peterson's arrival, were largely ignored or were co-mingled into some innocuous industrial blend. Bedrock's portfolio is filled with exciting wines.” Twain-Peterson has earned the distinction of becoming a Master of Wine by successfully completing the rigorous program at The Institute of Masters of Wine. It is one of the mostly highly regarded qualifications in the world of fine wine.

TYPE

Red Wine, Zinfandel

Zinfandel is a black-skinned grape, but 85% of the wine produced is made into a rosy “White Zinfandel.” Red Zin is far more complex and bold, while still being light-bodied. It grows in popularity as winemakers continue to experiment with new styles and blends.