This week’s WOW is a highly-rated, complex, full-bodied Spanish red from organically grown vineyards. The Mata family has been making wine here for four generations. This wine is Patrick Mata’s tribute his family’s winemaking heritage and to his father who he affectionately called Gordo. It’s rich, elegant and perfect with a wide variety of foods.
2012 Gordo Yecla Monastrell Cabernet Sauvignon
91 Points, Wine Advocate: “A fabulous value from an organic vineyard planted in 1970. Boasts an opaque ruby/purple color along with notes of lead pencil shavings, blackberries, black raspberries and a hint of blueberries. The sensational fruit characteristics are pure as well as vivid. This full-bodied, opulent, stunningly savory, expansively flavored 2012 can be drunk over the next 2-3 years.”