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2011 Bedrock Wine Co. Heritage Wine Evangelho Vineyard
- San Francisco Bay
- Contra Costa County
Community Tasting Notes 119
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.1 person found this helpful Comment
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)
paydon9 Likes this wine: (90 points)
March 2, 2016 - Much better than my previous bottle. Nose of plum, dark berries, lavendar and spice. Palate goes back and forth between red and dark berry, with plum, spice and vanilla tones intertwined. Medium body and tannin with a nice, crisp acidic spine that frames it all up quite nicely.
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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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- 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 354 (37%)
- Consumed 593 (62%)
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