2012 Bedrock Lorenzos Heritage Red$44.95 -- 2012 Lorenzo's Heritage Red Blend Dry Creek
2012 Lorenzo's Heritage Red Blend Dry Creek
94pts(WS)The aroma recalls a warm summer day in the vineyard, with scents of wild berry, dried flowers and sage. The flavors are deep and distinctive, showing notes of smoky pepper, mineral and grilled anise. The tannins gain power on the finish. Zinfandel, Carignane, Petite Sirah, Alicante Bouschet, Valdiguie and Cinsault. Best from 2016 through 2022. From California.—Tim Fish Wine Spectator Insider
The soaring return of Lorenzo’s Heritage Wine! This vineyard is actually Teldeschi Vineyard, which my family has worked with since 1984 (and before that Dad work with it at Joe Swan). The wine is named for Lorenzo Teldeschi, the grandfather of the current generation who planted many of the vines. The wine comes from dry-farmed vines planted between 1900 and 1940 on the Dry Creek bench. Composed of roughly 60% Zinfandel, 25% Carignane, and the remainder Petite Sirah, Alicante Bouschet, Cinsualt, Valdigue and a few other odds and ends the wine is my favorite since the 2008 vintage. Dense, beautifully fruited black raspberry and pomegranate, spice, and a framework of dusty tannins, this wine is one of my favorites of the vintage. Sure to be a mainstay of the Bedrock and Peterson family portfolio for many more years to come.
“The 2012 Lorenzo's Heritage comes from an alluvial bench of red gravelly soils, and the non-irrigated vines are at least 100-years-old. Another blend of Zinfandel, Carignan, Petite Sirah and Alicante Bouchet, it was aged in 30% new French oak, it achieved 15.4% natural alcohol, and 600 cases were produced. Full-bodied with copious notes of charcuterie, roasted meat, Provencal herbs, lavender and spice box, this full, thick, juicy red exploits in a brilliant manner these old field blends of mixed blacks. Drink it over the next 5-6 years.” – 92-94 Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
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