Bottle Notes, Zinfandel

2016 Bedrock Wine Co. Heritage Wine Evangelho Vineyard – Bottle Notes

Bedrock Wine Co. was founded by Morgan Twain-Peterson in 2007 and focuses on small production wines from many of California’ s most treasured and historic vineyards. The lineup of wines at Bedrock is expanding rapidly, but I think the best of the best are the ancient vineyard Zinfandels, Morgan is clearly passionate about.

Evangelho Vineyard is in Contra Costa County, south of the San Joaquin-Sacramento Delta and east of Mount Diablo. The vineyard is planted with a number of different varieties and dates back to the early 1900’s. Sadly, Frank Evangelho recently passed away.

Bright crimson in color. 14.1% ABV. Awesome nose of brambly red fruits, anise, flowers and pepper. Medium body with medium acidity. Light fruits and somewhat rustic. Raspberry, salmonberry, earth and pepper on the palate. Medium length on the finish. Easy to drink but not the best showing for what is usually a highlight in the Bedrock lineup. Best over the next 2-3 years.

My rating: 90 points.

The 2019 version of this wine will be released this Fall.

The mailing list at Bedrock is highly recommended. Exceptional wines, fair prices and great customer service. Put your name on the waiting list.

I blogged about Bedrock in The 2018 Zinfandel Chronicles Power Rankings.

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