2015 Sonoma Valley Grenache by the case

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97 POINTS / BEST IN CLASS received at the Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge, BEST IN CLASS at the 2018 Sonoma County Harvest Fair, and a GOLD MEDAL winner at the 2018 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition! The 2015 Mathis Grenache is dominated by flavors and aromas of dried black cherries and fresh blackberries which lead on the palate. 

PRODUCTION NOTES

VINTAGE: 2015 
APPELLATION: Sonoma Valley
VARIETAL(S):
  84% Grenache
  9% Carignane
  6% Petite Sirah
  1% Alicante Bouschet
VINEYARD: Mathis Vineyard
HARVEST: September 44, 2015
AGING: 24 months in neutral French Oak Barrels
ALCOHOL: 14.7%
CASES: 508 
pH: 3.45
TA: 6.3 g/L

VINEYARD DESCRIPTION

Mathis Vineyard - Early Morning, Grenache, Sonoma Valley7.5 acres of heaven situated in the hills above the town of Sonoma, on a warm, south-facing slope. The soils are volcanic in origin, low vigor, with underlying rhyolitic rock. The nearby San Francisco Bay, visible from the vineyard, provides a cooling influence and allows for extended hang time at harvest. 

HARVEST

On September 24, 2015 - Fermented in a shallow open top 5 ton fermenters with 2 to 3 pumpovers per day. Pressed at dryness after 12 days on skins.

The rainy season was very late arriving, and brief in duration, leading to severe drought conditions and limited fruit set in 2015. The small yield, coupled with a warm summer, produced the first in a string of well below average crops at the Mathis Vineyard. The ripened fruit was highly concentrated, and as a result, made intensely flavored wines with racy acidity.  

TASTING NOTES

Flavors and aromas of dried black cherries and fresh blackberries lead on the palate. The usual red fruit notes – raspberry, pomegranate, strawberry – are present, but the dark fruits rule in 2015! Lively, fresh acidity is balanced with sweet fruits and firm, well structured tannins. 

CELLARING

The 2015 will be among the long living Mathis vintages. Bright and fresh at release, it has the tannin and acid structure to make it go for the long haul.  Very reminiscent of the 2005 -- one that is just now entering its drinking plateau.

ACCOLADES

97 POINTS / BEST IN CLASS – 2018 Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge

BEST IN CLASS – 2018 Sonoma County Harvest Fair Wine Competition

GOLD MEDAL - 2018 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition