2010 Bedrock Heirloom Proprietary Red, Sonoma (750ml)
The 2010 Bedrock Heirloom Wine Bedrock Vineyard is a hugely intriguing wine made from a blend of 60% Zinfandel, 25% Carignane and 15% comprised of 22 varieties that are interspersed throughout the vineyard. Dark black cherries, plums, graphite, mint, wild herbs and licorice are woven together in this gorgeous, finely sculpted wine. Layers of sweet, perfumed fruit develop in the glass, adding lift and freshness. Firm tannins suggest the wine will drink well for a number of years. I also tasted a bottle of the 2007, a wine that remains young, young, young. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2025.
92+ points - Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate (February 2012)
Briary and rather rough around the edges, with black cherry and brown baking spice aromas and zesty, ripe blackberry cobbler, tar and roasted sage and anise flavors that finish with rustic tannins. Zinfandel, Carignane, Mourvèdre and Syrah. Best from 2013 through 2017. 500 cases made.
90 points - Wine Spectator (February 2012)
Morgan Twain-Peterson is one of the most impressive young winemakers I have ever met, and it's not just because he grew up the son of a famous producer. Making wines at this level requires talent, passion, hard work and a great palate, none of which is easily inherited. Along with Mike Officer of Carlisle, Twain-Peterson is on a mission to rediscover what he calls California's old-vine "heritage" vineyards. These historic sites planted by California's early immigrants, often home to unknown field blends, remain some of the most fascinating vineyards in California. Officer and Twain-Peterson were tired of seeing these old sites gobbled up by industrial-scale wineries, so they decided to do something about it. Bravo. Vintage 2010 was not kind to Twain-Peterson. Five vineyards were totally scorched by the late summer heat spikes and the crop from those sites were lost. But back to the positive, and there is plenty of that here. This lineup includes several wines that deliver phenomenal quality for the money.