Bedrock Wine Company Old Vine Zinfandel 2018
123-year-old vines. 23 varieties but dominated by Zinfandel. The remaining 40% of the wine is Carignane, Petite Sirah, Alicante Bouschet, Grand Noir de la Calmette, Syrah, Tempranillo, Trousseau, Mission, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and many others. Bedrock lies in the alluvial wash of the famed Monte Rosso Vineyard and is the only vineyard on the valley floor to share the same Red Hill Clay Loam soils that pour downward from the west slopes of Mount Veeder. Delicate dark fruit with a marked citrus (orange) note and a hint of mineral. Beautifully dry elegant texture and great freshness. It has a subtle sweetness and a sort of greenness, though not at all unripe, that is matched by the dry minerally texture. Lovely wine. So long and quiet and utterly drinkable.
Julia Harding MW, jancisrobinson.com