Bedrock Wine Co. Lorenzo's Heritage 2015

Bedrock Wine Co. Lorenzo's Heritage 2015


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Name: Bedrock Wine Co. Lorenzo's Heritage
Country: United States
Region: California 
Sub-Region: North Coast - Sonoma County- Dry Creek Valley
Producer: Bedrock Wine Co.
Size: 750ml
Vintage: 2015
Varietal: Red Blend

From the killer Teldeschi Ranch on the Dry Creek Bench, this is one of the strongest wines we have made from this vineyard.  My father started working with Frank Teldeschi back in 1984, and to this day my father and I work off a handshake deal that has lasted for three decades.  The ranch, which lies high on the eastern bench of the Dry Creek Valley, is dry-farmed and low-cropping.  We are lucky enough to work with three blocks of fruit from the vineyard including the oldest “mother” block of Zinfandel on the ranch planted around 1900, a stellar block of Carignan planted on gravelly soils, and a unique block of very old Petite Sirah that also contains Cinsault, Peloursin, and even a bit of Vaccarese (one of the minor grapes of Châteauneuf-du-Pâpe).  The finished wine is a blend of these three blocks.  As always, this is a muscular wine, possessing beautiful fruit balanced by good brightness and beautiful structure.  I see this as very similar to the 2008 version of this wine, which is drinking beautifully right now.  

92 points, Wine Spectator
"Brooding and deeply structured, with distinctive black cherry, bitter chocolate and olive aromas that open to plump and potent blackberry, orange zest and licorice flavors. Zinfandel, Carignane, Petite Sirah, Alicante Bouschet and Cinsault. Drink now through 2027."

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