2013 Sonoma Valley Grenache by the bottle

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DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL winner at the 2017 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition! The 2013 Mathis Grenache has lush, sweet flavors of Raspberry and Black Cherry jam, with overtones of white pepper spice. This is one of the finest vintages from the Mathis Vineyard!

Mathis Grenache, Sonoma Valley, bottle and glass

PRODUCTION NOTES

VINTAGE: 2013 
APPELLATION: Sonoma Valley
VARIETAL(S):
  86% Grenache
  10% Carignane
  3% Petite Sirah
  1% Alicante Bouschet
VINEYARD: Mathis Vineyard
HARVEST: September 2013
AGING: 24 months in Neutral French Oak Barrels
ALCOHOL: 14.6%
CASES: 355 
pH: 3.65
TA: 5.7 g/L

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 2013 vintage yielded 2.9 tons per acre.

HARVEST

Small, open top fermenters (1.5 ton capacity). Only native yeasts are used (100%). Two to three punchdowns per day. Fermentations averaged 11 days in 2013.

TASTING NOTES

The 2013 vintage is one of the best we’ve ever had in Northern California! The 2013 Mathis Grenache is exceedingly rich, showing off the near perfect growing season. The typical jammy aromas of Raspberry preserves are followed by a heady extract of concentrated sweet, black cherry fruit and white pepper nuances. Bold but supple, the wine is a perfect food pairing partner.

ACCOLADES

DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL – 2017 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
GOLD MEDAL – 2016 Sonoma County Harvest Fair Wine Competition
GOLD MEDAL – 2017 Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge