Bedrock Wine Co.

Evangelho Vineyard Heritage Zinfandel Blend

9.197 ratings
9.134 pro ratings
Contra Costa County, San Francisco Bay, California, USA
Zinfandel, Carignan, Mataro
Top Notes For
Lyle Coffield

Sommelier Kokkari, Evvia Estatorios

9.3

I received this bottle from one of the partners before their top 100 rating and tasted after... Objectively ...well deserved. 124 yr old field blend of ? (Zin, Carigna, etcetera) surprisingly restrained as it was crafted with a subtle hand... Classically American it is "a pure expression of California's most unique vinicultural asset—the ancient field blend.".

I received this bottle from one of the partners before their top 100 rating and tasted after... Objectively ...well deserved. 124 yr old field blend of ? (Zin, Carigna, etcetera) surprisingly restrained as it was crafted with a subtle hand... Classically American it is "a pure expression of California's most unique vinicultural asset—the ancient field blend.".

2 people found it helpfulMar 1st, 2015
JohnQ Boxler

Sales Berkeley Wine Company

8.6

A little ripe and rich for my taste, but definitely worth drinking. I appreciate the effort. Rebuy.

A little ripe and rich for my taste, but definitely worth drinking. I appreciate the effort. Rebuy.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 7th, 2014
Stefan Dolhain

This vineyard in Contra Costa County, planted in the 1890s, with a beach sand soil is a rare survivor of urbanisation. Field blend of roughly 40% Carignane, 38% Mourvèdre, with the remainder Zinfandel, Palomino, Alicante and Misson.
Dark ruby with medium depth. Fresh nose with black cherries, blackberries, spices and dark chocolate. Nose seems more complex than the taste. Straightforward, juicy fruit, spicy and fragrant, with a dark bitter chocolate finish. High acidity makes this very easy to drink. Lacks a bit of complexity and charm though. Abv 14,2 %, 2012 vintage. 30 euro.

This vineyard in Contra Costa County, planted in the 1890s, with a beach sand soil is a rare survivor of urbanisation. Field blend of roughly 40% Carignane, 38% Mourvèdre, with the remainder Zinfandel, Palomino, Alicante and Misson.
Dark ruby with medium depth. Fresh nose with black cherries, blackberries, spices and dark chocolate. Nose seems more complex than the taste. Straightforward, juicy fruit, spicy and fragrant, with a dark bitter chocolate finish. High acidity makes this very easy to drink. Lacks a bit of complexity and charm though. Abv 14,2 %, 2012 vintage. 30 euro.

Oct 5th, 2016
Jeff Perlegos

Big ups to CoCo

Big ups to CoCo

Sep 28th, 2015
Mason Balistreri

Sommelier, International Wine Guild; Balistreri Vineyard; Sales, Joy Wine and Spirits

9.1

From the same winemaker as Shebang. Really powerful and dense with flavor without being overly oaked or extracted. Rose petal, baked fruit, and gravel notes. Scored really well and has a ton of press. I would recommend it to collectors looking for something to cellar as well as to Prisoner fans looking for a pleasurable and intense blend.

From the same winemaker as Shebang. Really powerful and dense with flavor without being overly oaked or extracted. Rose petal, baked fruit, and gravel notes. Scored really well and has a ton of press. I would recommend it to collectors looking for something to cellar as well as to Prisoner fans looking for a pleasurable and intense blend.

Jul 23rd, 2014
Jasmine Hirsch

Sales & Marketing Hirsch Vineyards, founder In Pursuit of Balance

9.1

This wine makes me damn proud of California. Nice work, Bedrock Boys.

This wine makes me damn proud of California. Nice work, Bedrock Boys.

Jul 17th, 2014
Mark Morgan

A bit heavier than the '11. Gets the nice herbal notes after some decant

A bit heavier than the '11. Gets the nice herbal notes after some decant

Jun 24th, 2014
Daniel Toral

Sommelier Lippi Restaurants

8.7

Juicy! I love.

Juicy! I love.

Mar 2nd, 2014
Thomas Weber

Hott!!!...multiple wayz

Hott!!!...multiple wayz

Feb 22nd, 2014
Glen Knight

Over 100 year old vines. Nice!

Over 100 year old vines. Nice!

Feb 12th, 2014