2015 Evangelho Mataro
Contra Costa County is a premier spot for growing some of the best Mataro (also known as Mourvèdre). The half-hillside, half-coastal region gives this grape everything it wants, so you can get everything you want from the moment you open that bottle.
Understated elegance is how we describe this wine, but we will let you be the judge. The nose is full of dried violet and tart black raspberry aromas. It's both bright and very mineral on the palate, where boysenberry and black-plum-skin flavors meet with white pepper and lavender touches. The very expressive concentration of fruit is juxtaposed by brilliant acidity, making it an ideal pairing for poultry or pork, or soft stinky cheeses.