Precedent

Evangelho Vineyard Zinfandel

9.312 ratings
9.24 pro ratings
Contra Costa County, San Francisco Bay, California, USA
Zinfandel
Lamb, Chicken, Turkey, White Rice, Pasta, Potato, Herbs, Mushrooms, Soft Cheese, Chili & Hot Spicy, Tomato-Based, Duck, Exotic Spices, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Pork, Baking Spices, Pungent Cheese, Beef, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Ashley Dubois

Wow, what a beautifully restrained Zin. Zin is usually my last go-to varietal but this is quite elegant. Warm spice and fruit forward. I want more from Nathan Kandler :)

Wow, what a beautifully restrained Zin. Zin is usually my last go-to varietal but this is quite elegant. Warm spice and fruit forward. I want more from Nathan Kandler :)

3 people found it helpfulNov 9th, 2014
Angela Gargano

I love this sandy old vineyard (power plant and all) and I love this wine. Beautiful expression of a really cool site.

I love this sandy old vineyard (power plant and all) and I love this wine. Beautiful expression of a really cool site.

1 person found it helpfulOct 6th, 2014
jarred gild

Head Wine Buyer Western Market

9.4

very charming. i feel compelled to spend time with another bottle, and to share it with others. planning on a 10-11-12 vertical soon.

very charming. i feel compelled to spend time with another bottle, and to share it with others. planning on a 10-11-12 vertical soon.

1 person found it helpfulAug 21st, 2014
Nathan Kandler

Winemaker Thomas Fogarty Winery

Checking in on my most recent bottling- '12 was kind.

Checking in on my most recent bottling- '12 was kind.

Jan 10th, 2014
Anthony Lombardi

A pristine example of old vine Zin from one of the most special sites IMO. The bright, fresh layers on this wine are truly remarkable balancing the rich ripe fruit. Special.

A pristine example of old vine Zin from one of the most special sites IMO. The bright, fresh layers on this wine are truly remarkable balancing the rich ripe fruit. Special.

Feb 13th, 2016
Anthony Lombardi

This is a special wine from a special site. Structured to last, but absolutely delicious now.

This is a special wine from a special site. Structured to last, but absolutely delicious now.

Jul 24th, 2015
Kevin O'Connor

Killer Coco wine! Nicely done!

Killer Coco wine! Nicely done!

Dec 7th, 2014
Delectable Featured Wine

Blind reaction:
"Wild, sauvage! It has a Southern Rhone feel to it—some garrigue, great acidity."

After the reveal:
"Evangelho! We work with some fruit from this old (late 1800's) vineyard as well, and it's fairly mixed, as most old vineyards are. The Carignan & Mourvedre interplanted give the Rhone-y feel, and the sandy soils explain the wine's acid backbone."

Blind reaction:
"Wild, sauvage! It has a Southern Rhone feel to it—some garrigue, great acidity."

After the reveal:
"Evangelho! We work with some fruit from this old (late 1800's) vineyard as well, and it's fairly mixed, as most old vineyards are. The Carignan & Mourvedre interplanted give the Rhone-y feel, and the sandy soils explain the wine's acid backbone."

Apr 27th, 2015
John Berghoff

John had this 7 years ago

John had this 7 years ago

Aug 19th, 2014
Joshua Ackil

Joshua had this 5 years ago

Joshua had this 5 years ago

Mar 4th, 2016