2018 Dirty and Rowdy Mourvèdre Old Vine Evangelho Vineyard- USA, California, San Francisco Bay, Contra Costa County (6/11/2021)
13.5% abv. Medium ruby, very aromatic. Ripe raspberry, rose hips, mint, white pepper, Christmas spice and blue fruit. Just delicious with terrific balance and poise. Fabulous now and over the next several years. Winner! (94 pts.)
Exception yes…I believe it used to be regular? Either way I hope it will be again (for the record, I am firmly in agreement that this is Hardy’s best wine, especially now that the Rosewood carignan is no more)
That 2018 Evangelho is a special wine for me. The night before picking the 2018 Frank came to me in a dream- He walked me to my block, pointed at one of the Mourvèdre vines and said “Don’t fck this up”.