Bedrock Wine Co. 2021 Evangelho Vineyard Heritage Red
Of all the vineyards they farm, Evangelho has been hit the hardest by the record drought conditions they're currently experiencing in California. Cropping was less than a third of average at 1.1 tons per acre, and the wine shows the added degree of intensity as a result. They have joked that the 2021 is almost like a “demi-glace” of Evangelho, where all its core elements have been concentrated by the small berries and lack of crop. As always, there is great natural brightness here due to winds that sweep through the vineyard every day of the growing season combined with dense red fruits, spice and the signature umami element imparted by the interplanted Mataro and Carignan. This will likely be one of the most age-worthy Evangelhos they have made based on its density alone.