Bedrock Wine Co. Evangelho Vineyard Heritage Zinfandel Blend 2018

$36

94 points                                                        Hot new boutique producer from Sonoma label. A rising start to watch! 92 Points Wine Spectator: "Generous, with plump fruit, buoyed by a refined core of tannins and fresh acidity. Accents of blackberry, smoky anise and underbrush lead to broad-shouldered tannins. Zinfandel, Carignane and Mataro. Drink now through 2029. 700 cases made." Robert Parker: "Everybody should recognize the incredible speed at which Morgan Twain-Peterson has built his Bedrock Wine Co. into a world-class performer. Moreover, few people have done more to preserve and save heritage/ancient-vine vineyards than Peterson. Here is his new lineup of wines that shows his creative Midas touch for coaxing full character out of his diverse terroirs and blends. His commitment to excellence is something to admire." The Bedrock 2016 Heritage Red from the Evanghelho Vineyard in Contra Costa County truly embodies Bedrock is all about. This wine is a "field blend" made from 22 different varietals from vines that were planted 123 years ago. Winemaker Morgan Peterson has gone through and identified every vine on the property by hand. The main component is Zinfandel, with the remaining 40% of the wine a blend of what has been planted in the vineyard for the past century. Peppery fruit is in the lead with this wine, followed by plums and cloves. It is a very dark and textured wine, chewy and dense. This wine has so much history in each glass. If you are a fan of the tradition and history of wine, this is something to be tried and shared with friends. 

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Ratings on Delectable

Trevor Cassidy

Cherry and minty. Acidic but super nice.

Cherry and minty. Acidic but super nice.

9.0

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