2018 Evangelho Blend, And We All Grow Old – Contra Costa County
They say old vines make the best wine. While we couldn't agree more, we know it's not just the vine's age that makes these wines highly sought after — it's also the heart and soul infused throughout their storied past.
The Evangelho Vineyard exemplifies an old vine vineyard in ways few can — showcasing 140-year-old vines that defy all odds to produce some of the state's best Carignane and Mataro.
An homage to the tough old vines that continue to grow world-class fruit, this blend combines Carignane and Mataro into a wine that excites with a plum color and a nose of raspberry, forest floor, and lavender. The Carignane brings bright red fruit (think cherry, cranberry, and currants) to the palate while the Mataro provides an earthy, European, old-world style characteristic. The harmonious convergence of Mataro and Carignane produces a soft flavor profile with an acid-driven finish. A wine that stands up to heavy Napa Valley reds, ideal food pairings include creamy mushroom risotto or veggie pizza.