2010 Carlisle "Bedrock Vineyard" Sonoma Valley Zinfandel
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Freshly cut flowers, spices and mint all jump from the glass in the 2010 Zinfandel Bedrock Vineyard. Nuanced and detailed, the 2010 Bedrock comes across as fresh, vibrant and beautifully delineated from start to finish. This is very bright and floral, especially for the year. Mike Officer told me the fruit at Bedrock had matured to the point it could withstand the sweltering heat from the spikes that arrived in late August. The 2010 is a field blend of approximately 86% Zinfandel, 11% Mourvedre and 3% Petite Sirah/Alicante Bouschet. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2020.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Opaque purple. Blueberry, blackberry, violet, cracked pepper and bitter chocolate on the vibrant nose. Bright and spicy on entry, then supple and suave in the middle palate, offering flavors of candied dark berries, violet and bitter chocolate. Finishes very long and smooth, with gentle tannins and intense florality.
Bold, ripe, nicely structured and full of personality, this displays exotic aromas of black raspberry, smoked pepper and Asian spice that lead to rich, layered cherry, licorice and mocha flavors. Drink now through 2020.