The 2011 Evangelho Heritage Wine, from a site in Contra Costa County planted in the 1880s, is a model of elegance and restraint. Fresh red berries, flowers, crushed flowers, spices and mint all waft from the glass, but ultimately it is the wine's textural finesse and silkiness that stand out most. The understated style is quite feminine and at times even a bit fragile. Zinfandel, Carignane and Mourvedre form the backbone of this red field blend. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2021.
Author: Antonio Galloni
Wine Spectator | Rating: 95
A knockout wine that captures a genuine sense of place and vintage. Aromas of rose petal, wild berry and Asian spice open to layered, distinctive flavors of huckleberry pie, licorice and spicy mineral. The tannins are big but ripe, and there's plenty of lively acidity behind it all to keep this rolling. A blend of Zinfandel, Carignane and 21 other field-blended varieties.