2015 Bedrock Wine Company "Pagani Ranch Heritage" Sonoma Valley Zinfandel Blend
The 2015 Pagani Heritage is the most overt and flamboyant of the Sonoma Valley wines. Inky red fruit, wild flowers, violet, mint and plum infuse this super-concentrated, dense Zinfandel-based wine. (AG)
Potent, rich and loaded with personality, this offers expressive blackberry and smoky pepper aromas and dark, complex currant and blueberry flavors, accented by licorice and Chinese five-spice powder. The tannins are bold but balanced. Zinfandel and other red varieties. (TF)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2015 Pagani Heritage Wine was one of the few barrel samples I tasted. It comes from a parcel in Sonoma planted in the 1880s in another mixed blacks’ field of clay. This wine exhibits a dense purple color, deep licorice, creosote, pen ink, and blueberry and blackberry fruit in a full-bodied, spicy style with some earthy, sexy notes in the background. Drink it over the next 7-8 years. Everybody should recognize the incredible speed at which Morgan Twain-Peterson has built his Bedrock Wine Co. into a world-class performer. Moreover, few people have done more to preserve and save heritage/ancient-vine vineyards than Peterson. Here is his new lineup of wines that shows his creative Midas touch for coaxing full character out of his diverse terroirs and blends. His commitment to excellence is something to admire. (RP)
The "Pagani Ranch Heritage" blend is predominantly Zinfandel with more off-the-beaten path grapes such as Alicante Bouschet, Grand Noir de la Calmette, Petite Sirah and Lenoir. The guiding ethos of Bedrock Wine Co. is informed by owner Morgan Twain-Peterson’s vision of redefining California wine via old-vine field blends. Peterson is the son of the winemaker/owner of Ravenswood Winery, Joel Peterson, and grew up making wine at the family estate. He has studied internationally with multiple esteemed wineries and is a certified Master of Wine by the Wine and Spirits Education Trust (WSET) — one of less than 30 Masters from the United States.