Bedrock Wine Co. 2022 Heritage Red, Evangelho Vineyard, Contra Costa County

Bedrock Wine Co. 2022 Heritage Red, Evangelho Vineyard, Contra Costa County

Item Number: 19425

UPC: None

Country: USA
Region: California
Sub Region: Central Coast
Appellation/AVA: Contra Costa County
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vineyard Designation: Evangelho Vineyard
Vintage: 2022
Grape(s): Field Blend
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 14.5
Total Acidity: 6.1
pH: 3.55
Viticulture: Regenerative
Soil Type: Sand

Bedrock Notes: "The glorious sands of Evangelho Vineyard created one of the more elegant and perfumed examples of the Evangelho we have made. A blend of 1890s planted Zinfandel, Mourvèdre/Mataro, Carignan, Alicante, Palomino, and more, the 2022 Evangelho was fermented in open-top tank and aged predominately in 600-gallon foudre and puncheons. As we see more and more vineyards in the area getting torn out due to the steady march of suburban sprawl, we feel even more protective of this true Grand Cru of California— a place where ultra-rare own-rooted vines plunge into 40-foot banks of sand along the breezy delta of the Sacramento River and San Pablo Bay.

In 2022, the Zinfandel was juicy and delicious but perhaps not as serious as some years; however, the Mourvèdre/Mataro was all sorts of serious, and the Carignan about as dense as we have ever seen it. The combination of the three sections of the vineyard has made for a wonderful version of this wine and also serves as a good reminder of why Zinfandel, Mourvèdre, and Carignan have been the Holy Trinity in this part of California for over a century— a rare throuple with lasting power." - Morgan Twain-Peterson

Evangelho Vineyard featured in the Food & Wine Magazine article The 17 Most Important California Vineyards All Wine Lovers Need to Know .

Vine Age: ~130 years old
Fining: No
Filtration: No
Aging: 600-gallon foudre and puncheons

About the Name: The word "heritage" on a Bedrock label signifies that the wine is produced as a field blend. All of the grapes get picked together at the same time and co-fermented together.