2015 Sonoma Valley Überblend by the case

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NEW RELEASE - Gold Medal Winner at the 2019 Sunset Magazine International Wine Competition - At 49% Petite Sirah, 26% Grenache, 19% Carignane  and 6% Alicante Bouschet, the Überblend is the ultimate expression of a Red Blend from the Mathis Vineyard with this dramatically different blend of varieties.  

After establishing the signature Grenache blend from my vineyard, I began experimenting with other, unique blends. Grenache is often thought of as a light red wine. I wanted to show that the grapes of the Mathis Vineyard could produce a hefty, robust red wine. Hence, after years of perfecting the blend, Überblend joined the portfolio of Mathis wines with its 2012 vintage, offering those who enjoy big, powerful red wines a bold addition.

PRODUCTION NOTES 

VINTAGE: 2015 
APPELLATION: Sonoma Valley 
VARIETAL(S):
  49% Petite Sirah
  26% Grenache
  19% Carignane
  6% Alicante Bouschet 

VINEYARD: Mathis Vineyard 
HARVEST: September 13, 2015
AGING: 28 months, in French oak barrels (25% new)
ALCOHOL: 15.0% 
CASES: 87 
pH: 3.5
TA: 6.3 g/L

TASTING NOTES

Aromas of oregano, currants, black pepper, and sea brine, followed by a broad display of dark plum fruit in the mouth. Highly structured, the steel fist of the Petite Sirah is wrapped in the velvet glove of the Grenache and Carignane, allowing for ready enjoyment. Juicy acidity, along with the rich profile makes the 2015 Überblend a great choice to pair with richer dishes. 

VINEYARD DESCRIPTION

Mathis Vineyard - Early Morning, Grenache, Sonoma ValleyMathis Vineyard covers a 7.5 acre plot, 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. The 2014 vintage yielded 2.7 tons per acre.

FERMENTATION

Co-fermented with native yeasts in 1.5 ton open top bins. The cap is managed with 2-3 punchdowns per day until dryness. Pressed after 14 days on the skins.

GROWING SEASON

Severe winter drought resulted in an early bud break and very small clusters. Warm summer weather led to rapid concentration of flavors and an early harvest of intensely flavored fruit. The lowest yield in the history of the Mathis Vineyard. 

CELLARING

Firm Petite Sirah tannins, made approachable by the co-fermentation with Grenache and Carignane, ensure the long life of the wine. Drink now through 2030. 

ACCOLADES

GOLD MEDAL – 2019 Sunset Magazine International Wine Competition