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2011 Bedrock Wine Co. Heritage Wine Evangelho Vineyard
- San Francisco Bay
- Contra Costa County
Community Tasting Notes 117
wilypod Likes this wine: (90 points)
April 16, 2016 - When I last tasted this two years ago, I was effusive in my praise. It remains delicious and unconventional. That said the exuberant profile has changed and one now gets a lot of the savory umami spectrum, including teriyaki, cardamom, and clove, and some welch's grape juice. The flavors are more exciting now than the aromas. I attribute both points to the high percentage of Mourvedre. This wine is still evolving and has a good life ahead of it but it was my last bottle. 4 + 11 + 18 + 7
The Greta Gerwig (Francis Ha) of the Bedrock line-up.
galewskj wrote: (89 points)
April 11, 2016 - Pop and pour. Initially, very nice acidity and minerality. The fruit is kept in check by a wild brambly nature. There is a bit of heat on the finish. Day 1 this was a fine-drinking zinfandel, but did not reach the 90+ level. Day 2 under argon, the wine became quite flabby. It lost about 1/2 of its acidity and minerality, and the alcohol became very noticable. I could go either way on this wine, but for the $35 I paid for it, I might try my luck elsewhere.
BVal wrote: (91 points)
April 6, 2016 - Can't seem to find my notes from Morgan regarding composition of this wine; primarily Zinfandel and Mourvedre with maybe some Carignane and other grapes in smaller quantities.
Color: dark fuchsia/purple core -> light fuchsia rim. Bouquet screams Zinfandel to me: brambly blackberries, raspberries, cranberry and rhubarb with a touch of earthiness. Palate is all about the fresh red fruit! Medium-bodied, this comes across as lively and light with killer acidity; Dancing Ballerina Wine (DBW is now a thing). Not sure what percentage Zinfandel is here but it certainly has taken center stage for the moment -- not really getting much in the way of Mourvedre. Well-timed picking to my mind, though; the Zin fruit is well balanced and not overripe -- something I pretty much detest. I would agree with those advocating for drinking this young. It's vivacious and wonderful now and I can't see this gaining additional complexity. Pull those corks and enjoy it!1 person found this helpful Comments (2)
joet626 Likes this wine: (91 points)
February 7, 2016 - Very good balance on this. really nice dark fruit flavors1 person found this helpful Comment
Martin Redmond Likes this wine: (90 points)
February 7, 2016 - Wines At Our Table; February 7th, 2016: The wine pours an opaque violet color with intriguing and appealing smoke, black fruit, briary spice aromas. On the palate it's medium-bodied, fresh and sleek with a great mouth feel, and dusty tannins with black cherries dusted with dark chocolate, and black raspberry flavors with a bit of minerality.1 person found this helpful Comment
Pro Reviews 2
By Antonio Galloni
Sonoma...A Thrill a Minute (Jul 2013) (link)
(Bedrock Wines Evangelho Heritage Wine Contra Costa County) Subscribe to see review text.
By Josh Raynolds
May/June 2013, IWC Issue #168 (link)
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- Vintage 2011
- Type Red
- Producer Bedrock Wine Co.
- Varietal Red Blend
- Designation Heritage Wine
- Vineyard Evangelho Vineyard
- Country USA
- Region California
- SubRegion San Francisco Bay
- Appellation Contra Costa County
- Pending Delivery 8 (1%)
- In Cellars 357 (38%)
- Consumed 584 (62%)