2012 Turley "Bedrock" Sonoma Valley Zinfandel
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The terrific 2012 Zinfandel Bedrock Vineyard is a super-rich, heady wine that must have 15.5% to 16% alcohol, but it does not show any of that in its black cherry, black currant and blackberry fruit. It is peppery, spicy, full-bodied and opulent. (RP)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Bright red-ruby. Black cherry and a rocky quality on the superripe nose. Creamy and deep but classically dry and serious, showing a minty nuance to its black cherry fruit. Major tannins rather than acidity give structure to this youthfully tight wine.
The 2012 Zinfandel Bedrock, yet another addition to the range, has a lovely immediacy to it. Juicy dark cherry, plum, anise, orange peel and floral notes are all supported by veins of acidity and tannin. Bedrock, which is owned by the Peterson family, is one of Sonoma's heritage sites. It will be interesting to see what Turley comes up with here over the coming years.
A voluptuous layer of ripe raspberry and smoky, spicy fruit wraps around a well-structured core of tannins and minerally acidity. This offers accents of bay leaf, blueberry and licorice. Drink now through 2020.