Three Wine Company Evangelho Zinfandel 2015 | Gorgeously Concentrated
From the 130-year-old vines of the Evangelho vineyard owned by Morgan Twain-Peterson MW. Three Wine Company Evangelho Zinfandel 2015 is really complex dark ruby colored. With boysenberry, wild berry-fruit, spicy, charred meat, licorice, wild herbs. In addition, lavish and creamy with fresh acidity and good structure and, rich chewy tannins. A svelte style of Zinfandel with good length and chocolatey-bacon note on the finish. From acclaimed winemaker Matt Cline.
Most of all, if you’re a fan of Matt Cline’s decadent and richly layered old vine reds, skip today’s missive and just hit “buy” on this Three Wine Company Evangelho Zinfandel 2015. You’re going to love it.
If ‘Three’ is new to you…
If “Three” is new to you, let’s start from the top: Matt’s wines boast more 5-star ratings on Wine Access than almost any other wine we’ve ever offered. Thanks to Matt, Evangelho has become one of the most-recognized and sought-after fruit sources from Contra Costa County where vines planted in 1885 — you read that right — have attracted a who’s who of old vine Zinfandel: Morgan Twain-Peterson MW (of Bedrock), Turley, Ravenswood, Paul Draper (Ridge), and Neyers.
And the tiny, concentrated berries off Evangelho are the cream of the crop. Matt’s 2015 Evangelho Zin earned a 94-point Editors’ Choice award from Wine Enthusiast (review to be published in July). This lavish, creamy, ultra-concentrated beauty comes to Wine Access clients with a deliciously competitive price — courtesy of Matt Cline. Elsewhere $36, today just $24 for the loyalists and the newcomers.
While the vines at Evangelho remain on their own roots, having survived phylloxera because the pest cannot survive in sandy soils. Despite the dry climate, the vines have never been irrigated. And instead, thrive by digging 40 daunting feet through alluvial sand to the water below. Because the vines, and the vineyard itself, have proven to be such survivors, the legend of Evangelho grows. And so does the waiting list for its fruit.
As one who recognized Evangelho’s value long ago, Matt Cline is always at the front of the line. Never seeking the limelight, Matt instead focuses on fashioning some of the greatest old-vine wines in California. As a result, his Three Wine Company Evangelho Zinfandel 2015, which earned a glowing 94-point score from Wine Enthusiast. Notably, this is a gorgeously concentrated, spicy, and lively Zin that represents the best of California winemaking. Matt is good enough to reserve some of every vintage for Wine Access. Don’t miss out on this stellar wine.
About the winemaker – Matt Cline
Matt’s extravagant black-fruit reds are America’s best answer to the bargains of the southern Rhône. But even if you made the trip down to Oakley just to see these improbable ancient-vine plantings, you could fail to understand the history behind them. Rather, there are no signs or plaques to commemorate the hard work of the Portuguese and Italian immigrants. Most of all, these folks carved 6-inch budwood into Delhi sand on cold winter mornings in the late 19th century creating the incredible vineyards.