Bold, assertive red wines often showing jammy fruits and impressively high alcohol
Grilled meats and barbecue
Recommended Growing Regions:
Sonoma Valley, Paso Robles, Contra Costa, Mendocino, Sierra Foothills (California)
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2012 Three Wine Company Zinfandel Evangelho Contra Costa County
Note: If you’re an old-vine Zinfandel lover and you don’t lay in a case of the greatest wine ever to come off the 130-year-old Evangelho Vineyard, call a shrink. You need to get your head examined.
In 1982, Matt Cline, fresh out of Berkeley and Cal Davis, discovered the Evangelho Vineyard. First planted by Italian and Portuguese immigrants in 1885 with budwood they thought to be Puglia's Primitivo, Cline recognized the sprawling, head-trained vines as Zinfandel — and cut a deal on the spot.
Top Expert Rated Zinfandel Wines Under $50