Top 10 wines in the US press2nd January, 2014 by Lauren May
2011 Bedrock Evangelho Vineyard Heritage Contra Costa County Red
This Californian red sneaked into Jon Bonné’s top ten of 2013 writing this week in the San Francisco Chronicle.
He said: “The sandy soils of Antioch, hosting a mix of Zinfandel, Mourvedre, Carignane and a grab bag of old-school white grapes grown by stalwart farmer Frank Evangelho, yielded a thing of beauty: brambly fruit, lavender, carob, and a coppery, dusty aspect.
“From a place largely ignored, this wine may have inspired profane exclamation upon first taste, but its beauty is pristine. (The 2012 is also superb.)”