Bedrock Wine Company The Bedrock Heritage 2011

Red Blends from Sonoma County, California

Price: $35.99
Item No. 127982
  • WS95
  • V92
  • ST91
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Winemaker's Notes

#14 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2013

The grand poobah! The 2011 Bedrock Heritage Wine comes from vines planted 123 years ago at my family's vineyard in Sonoma Valley. It is a field-blend of 22 different varieties. 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. The 2011 is dominated by fragrant red fruits, spices, and a dollop of orange oil. Like all the Sonoma Valley offerings from 2011 the wine is nervy and young and will need a few years to loosen its sinewy limbs and limber up.

Critical Acclaim

"A knockout wine that captures a genuine sense of place and vintage. Rose petal, wild berry and Asian spice aromas open to layered, distinctive flavors of huckleberry pie, licorice and spicy mineral. The tannins are big but ripe, and there's plenty of lively acidity behind it all to keep this rolling. A blend of Zinfandel, Carignane and 21 other field-blended varieties. Best from 2015 through 2022."
95 Points

"The 2011 Bedrock Heritage Wine is a big wine, yet very much inward in style. Intense, deep, and powerful, the 2011 isn’t showing much today, instead, it is mostly a wine of structure, depth and sheer power. It will be interesting to see where this goes over the coming years. The aromatics and flavors just need more time in bottle to fully blossom. The Bedrock Heritage Wine is a true field blend encompassing 22 varieties, although Zinfandel plays the leading role. The inclusion of stems from the Carignan adds an upper register that is quite appealing. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2021.
Rating: 92+"
92 Points

"Opaque ruby. High-pitched aromas of black raspberry, lavender and musky herbs. Juicy, precise red berry flavors have very good depth but also show an elegant quality, with a bright mineral spine. A spicecake nuance adds an exotic touch to the long, sappy, gently tannic finish, which repeats the raspberry note. Morgan told me that he doesn't know the exact percentage breakdown of the varieties in this blend but says that it's roughly 40% zinfandel, 25% mourvedre and 25% carignane, with the rest a mix of assorted white grapes."
91 Points

Learn About Bedrock Wine Company

Bedrock Wine Co. was founded in 2007 by Morgan Twain-Peterson in a 550 square-foot, former chicken coop with 8 foot ceilings and no fermentation space. After six years of Bedrock being a one-man-show, Morgan was able to talk his best friend, Chris Cottrell, into moving to California from New York to join him. They now happily have a little more space to move around in but share the...

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Learn About Sonoma County

Twice as large as Napa in size, Sonoma County only makes about a half the amount of wine as her northeasterly neighbor. But Sonoma, with her size, is able to vouch for more diversity within her borders, including sub-AVAs that are climatically varied. The atmosphere of Sonoma is decidedly laid back and down home country style. But in wines, they are keeping up with the...

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Learn About Other Red Blends

Other Red Red wines are certainly not limited to Cabernet and Pinot Noir - or even Nebbiolo and Grenache. There are a multitude of grape varieties throughout the world, however, in a Darwinian sense, survival of the fittest only brings us wines made from grapes that can adapt to changing climates and winemaking techniques. Notable Facts Our other red wines primarily consists of...

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