2017 Bedrock "Old Vine" California Zinfandel
Morgan Twain-Peterson may be the most talented young winemaker in United States. How could he not be growing up in vineyards besides his well-known father, winemaker Joel Peterson of Ravenswood fame? Morgan has done exceptionally well in the eyes of the press, and countless wine fans over the last 12 years, producing wines that are thoughtfully crafted, small production bottlings from old vines located in “Heritage” vineyards throughout California. Hard to come by, these Bedrock wines have a loyal and rabid following that just keeps growing year after year.
The one wine that you’re most likely to find, as all of his wines are quite limited in production, is his “Old Vine” Zinfandel. Made from a selection of historic vineyards from throughout California, averaging over 80 years old, this is not only one of the best Zinfandel values on the market but one of the best values period in the world of California wine. The 2017 vintage, while just a baby now has all the markings of a wonderful Zin. Spicy, rich, full of layers of berry fruit and backed by tannins that melt away this is rounding into something special. While this is still tight and wound up at the time of this review history says the wine will be just fine with a few more months in bottle and over the next 10-12 years. (Bryan Brick, Maison Corbeaux, March, 2019)
93 points and a "Smart Buy" designation from Wine Spectator: "Old-school meets new in this Zinfandel, with just enough polish and plumpness to match the briary rusticity. Offers expressive black cherry, smoky anise and white pepper flavors. Drink now through 2024. 4,000 cases made."