The Pato Vineyard sits inland from the other coastal vineyards in Contra Costa County, a slightly warmer site, yielding a lush wine with dark berry flavors. A blend of zin and mataro with petite sirah contributing its dark spice, this wine’s scents of cardamom and cinnamon lend complexity to the pot-of-fruit depth. It lasts for days, the wine remaining fresh and suave, the tannins firm, fine and claylike—ideal for a roast.
Bedrock 2018 Contra Costa County Pato Vineyard Heritage Red Blend
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Patrick J. Comiskey covers US wines for Wine & Spirits magazine, focusing on the Pacific Northwest, California’s Central Coast and New York’s Finger Lakes.
This story appears in the print issue of June 2021.
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