Bedrock Vineyard Heritage Red 2016

Wilde Farm Vintage 2016 Bottle Sizes 750ml Country USA Region California Appellation Sonoma Valley Wine Type Red - Still Varietals Zinfandel, Alicante Bouschet, Tempranillo, Mondeuse, Carignan, Mourvèdre Vineyard The Bedrock Vineyard is American vineyard royalty, considered by many the most historically and qualitatively gilded plot of land in the Sonoma Valley. Planted to vitis vinifera originally in 1854 and financed by William Tecumseh Sherman (a banker before he was a general), the vineyard has seen American winemaking grow up around it. Over that time it has been planted and replanted, with over 30 different types of grape interspersed throughout the vineyard, much of it Zinfandel and Alicante Bouschet, but also Tempranillo, Mondeuse, Carignan and Mourvèdre amongst others. It is from this 120-year-old field blend that Heritage is made. We are honored to be able to work with such amazing fruit. Soil Red Hill clay loam Vinification 100% whole cluster pressed. Partial Carbonic Maceration. Ambient yeasts. Neutral oak French barrique. Lees aged in barrel for 11 months. Racked once prior to bottling. Aging Aged for 12 months in neutral French oak. Production 188 cases Notes Fresh strawberries and raspberries along with a potpourri of rose petals and exotic flowers dominate the aromas. Electric red & black fruit that is unique to this wine and its smorgasbord of grape varieties that it is composed from.
Publication Vinous Rating 91

The 2016 Heritage Red Bedrock Vineyard is a blend of 27 varieties all harvested and vinified together. Vinification with whole clusters done in cement and steel shows the brighter side of this site, where the wines tend to be much more powerful and brooding. There is a starkness and transparency to the Heritage wine that is quite intriguing. Even so, I wonder what this wine might taste like with a little more meat on its bones.

– Antonio Galloni, April 2018