De Su Propia Cosecha
Even though I insist that I “drink wine, not points”, I was thrilled to see one of my favorite boutique wineries, De Su Propia Cosecha, receive glowing praise in Robert Parker‘s most recent edition of the Wine Advocate.   Kudos and congratulations to Chris and Deanna King, the husband and wife winemaking team of De Su Propia Cosecha.   Here is the review for De Su Propia Cosecha 2007 Red Luna Matta Vineyard:

Wine Advocate
rating:  “92…A sensational blend of 42% Grenache, 42% Mourvedre, and 16% Syrah that utilized whole clusters in the winemaking process, this deep ruby/plum-colored wine initially screams kirsch liqueur in the nose, but as it sits in the glass, raspberry, licorice, and lavender aromas emerge. The aromatic complexity is matched by a wine boasting splendid concentration, medium to full-bodied flavors, beautiful purity, and a silky, seductive texture. Drink this super-impressive proprietary red over the next 4-5 years.”

Faithful Wine Nation Underdog readers will note that I tasted this wine as a barrel sample (before it was bottled) and gave it high praise back in June of 2009.   I also mentioned the De Su Propia label earlier this year and said “if you can find it, buy it”.    So, there you have it, proof positive that Robert Parker reads Wine Nation Underdog.  😉  Well, maybe that is overstating things a bit.  Perhaps a better way is simply to say that Mr. Parker and I agree that the De Su Propia Cosecha 2007 Red Luna Matta Vineyard is an absolutely gorgeous wine, worth seeking out.   If you can find wines from DSP Cosecha or its “sister” label, Rey, buy them, you won’t regret it.  I know that Bob over at the Winehound in Santa Barbara has a few cases.   Get some while it lasts and tell Bob that Wine Nation Underdog sent you!