Bedrock Wine Co, the Bedrock Heritage 2013

From Bedrock Wine Co’s eponymous vineyard, the 2013 Bedrock Heritage is dense and layered with a great deal of material buried beneath the structure. Initially quite forward, this wine became reticent until hours later, when it revealed old-school notes of green tobacco, smoke, red fruits and oak spice. 22 grapes in this 100+ year old vineyard, the bulk for this bottle is 55% Zinfandel and 30% Carignane.

Lacking both youthful exuberance and mature complexity at this stage, it will no doubt age very elegantly and be terrific though a decant of a few hours will help if you are impatient. This confirms my suspicion that Bedrock’s so called heritage blends need to be enjoyed either right on release, or given a solid 7+ years. Better after 2020.

Tasted 11/19/2017 // Approximate drinking window 2017 (with decant) through 2030.