What I’m Drinking Tonight: Dotson ~ Cervantes, 2010 Gotas de Oro

What I’m Drinking Tonight: Dotson ~ Cervantes, 2010 Gotas de Oro

Fixed a pretty nice Mother’s Day dinner for my wife tonight, but the best was at the finish. We ended the meal with a piece of cake, Italian cream cake, just like the wedding cake we shared over 28 years ago. This cake was a dense concoction, packed with cream, vanilla, coconut flakes and chopped walnuts.

The wine pairing was a wine from a very special couple that reside and grow grapes in the rural metropolis of Voca, Texas (population of about 50-60 people, Zip code 76887, located in McColloch County at the geographic center of the state). The people are Alphonse and Martha Dotson and the wine was Dotson ~ Cervantes 2010 Gotas de Oro, comprised of 61% Muscat Canelli balance Chardonnay. You may recall my previous encounter with this wine (see: https://vintagetexas.com/?p=5581). Well, with about 6 month more time in bottle since my last tasting, this sweet, crisp and luscious wine has gained complexity with well integrated citrus, floral and ginger notes, completed with a refreshing lift of acidity.

Going back to our wedding day, we also served the Italian cream cake with a wine made from Muscat Canelli, Muscato d’Asti.

Memories like wine are great things to appreciate and share. Enjoy!

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  1. Matt,

    Right you are!

    They are a special couple and have the determination and tireless devotion that characterize so many in the Texas wine industry. It is a blessing to know them.


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