From a single parcel of the highly regarded Taldeschi Vineyard in Sonoma's Dry Creek Valley, this wine displays dark fruits with floral notes backed by a solid acid and tannic structure.
Dry Creek Valley is about as close to God’s land when it comes to Zinfandel as there is. Within the valley itself, there is a particular area where vinous angels sing the loudest and most beautifully. This of course, is the Dry Creek bench. Upon this bench of red, cobbly, porous soil, grow the old dry-farmed vines at Teldeschi Ranch. Of all the lovely old vineyards that my father and I have had the opportunity to work with, this is the longest and one of the deepest relationships we have formed. My father, after working with Teldeschi fruit with Joe Swan in the 70s, began working with the fruit for Ravenswood in 1984. He has worked with the fruit every year for over three decades and when I went to start Bedrock it was only natural to have Teldeschi be one of the foundational wines for the new project.
It was Lorenzo, the grandfather of the current generation of the family that planted the oldest Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, and Carignan vines on the ranch, from which the Heritage Wines springs forth. Thus, the Lorenzo’s Heritage wine is named for him.