Tried this last night:
1. Bedrock PaganiRanchHeritage/SonomaVlly/SonomaCnty RW (Plntd: 1880's; Farmed: Dino Amantite; 14.5%;
40%-60% Zin + PS/AlicanteBouschet/Semillon/Aramon + more; Drk: 2019-2030: MTP) 2016
: Very dark/near black color; intense blackberry/SV Zin/very spicy slight peppery rather dusty/OV/earthy bit plummy/boysenberry bit sauvage/rustic classic Pagani complex nose; rather tart very strong blackberry/SV Zin/very spicy bit peppery/floral/lilacs quite dusty/OV/earthy some boysenberry/plummy rather structured complex flavor w/ ample smooth tannins; very long/lingering quite dusty/OV/earthy very strong blackberry/Zin/spicy/sauvage some rustic bit peppery fairly tart/tangy ripe/peppery/boysenberry/plummy complex finish w/ ample ripe tannins; a classic Pagani sauvage/rustic/earthy Zin; needs 5-10 yrs yet. $39.50
A wee BloodyPulpit:
1. Pagani: The Pagani Zin/Heritage is consistently, yr in & yr out, one of my favorite Zins, whether Ridge/Carlisle/Bedrock/Gallo/whoever. The Alicante gives it (I suspect) a certain rough/rustic character that makes it very distinctive. Could I pick out the Pagani, blind, from a lineup of Ridge Zins? Perhaps. Could I pick out the Pagani, blind, from a lineup of 317 Calif Zins? Prolly not.