2011 Bedrock Wine Co. Heritage Wine Evangelho Vineyard

Red Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • San Francisco Bay
  • Contra Costa County
Drink between 2013 - 2017 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 120

  • CotoDC Likes this wine: (93 points)

    October 25, 2016 - Poured from Coravin, drinking well now and much better than expected. The fruit, tannin and acid seemingly coming into better balance. Truly enjoyed this, very little aeration yet overt in its presentation. Would say this is ready to go now.

  • df1962 Likes this wine: (92 points)

    August 19, 2016 - PnD 1/2 the bottle after chilling in the fridge for 1hr. Dark purple garnet almost saturated with clear rim. Blackberry tar espresso dark chocolate and violets on the nose. Medium weight with nicely grippy sour cherry skin tannins. A touch boozy in a pleasant way with blackberry dried cherry prune fig espresso a bit of Amarone but lots of racy acidity to keep it balanced. Lots of complexity and youth.

  • 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.

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  • 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!

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    Sonoma...A Thrill a Minute (Jul 2013) (link)

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    May/June 2013, IWC Issue #168 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • 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

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 8 (1%)
  • In Cellars 349 (36%)
  • Consumed 600 (63%)

Food Pairing

Pulled Pork

Who Likes This Wine

98% Like It  62 votes

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