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2013 Sonoma Valley Überblend 6-bottle case

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At $6 off the per bottle price (plus complimentary shipping) this half case of 2013 Überblend is the ultimate expression of a big, bold Red Blend. Awarded BEST IN CLASS / GOLD MEDAL at the 2017 West Coast Wine Competition and DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL at the 2017 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition ~ The 2013 Überblend began as a project back in 2006 with a small ferment of a field blend using a much different proportioning of the Mathis Vineyard grapes used in my Grenache. Each subsequent vintage I’d dabble with a new version, changing the varietal percentages around, looking for the magic mix. Perfected in 2012, I'm happy to announce the release of the second vintage of Überblend! Give me a call for pricing on 12 bottles or more at 888.456.5202.

TASTING NOTES

The 2013 Überblend is a lush expression of the Mathis Vineyard terroir. Petite Sirah dominates the initial impression of the wine with dense blackberry and currant fruit, and an herbal, pine aroma. The initial grip of the wine is chalky and firm, immediately mellowing in the mouth with lovely soft tannins and red fruits from the Grenache and Carignane – pomegranate syrup and raspberry confiture. The finish is long and elegant with the Alicante adding a twist of white pepper. Combining power and grace, it will clearly last quite awhile for those who’d like to consider cellaring, but drinks exceptionally well today. I adore this wine! We're drinking it wholesale in the Mathis household.

For food pairing, I recommend serving the 2013 Überblend with rich and savory dishes; a cassoulet, braised short ribs, a lamb roasted with garlic –the big phenolics cry out for something substantial to push against, or else the food will be overwhelmed by the intensity of the wine.

PRODUCTION NOTES

Über Blend Bottle Shot-Mathis Wine

VINTAGE: 2013 
APPELLATION: Sonoma Valley
VARIETAL(S):
  45% Petite Sirah
  40% Grenache
  12% Carignane
  3% Alicante Bouschet

VINEYARD: Mathis Vineyard
HARVEST: September 30, 2013
AGING: 30 months, in French Oak Barrels (33% new)
ALCOHOL: 15.1%
CASES: 92 
pH: 3.50
TA: 6.2 g/L
CELLARING: Built to last, drinking well now, but will cellar for 15 years or more!

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 2.7 tons per acre.

HARVEST NOTES

The 2013 growing season provided the perfect blend of conditions to deliver both high quality and bountiful fruit. The season offered dry, warm days and cool nights, allowing for perfect ripening conditions and intense flavors.

FERMENTATION

Small open top fermenters (2 ton capacity). Only native yeasts used. Hand punchdowns. Fermentation lasted 13 days on the skins.

ACCOLADES

BEST IN CLASS / GOLD – 2017 West Coast Wine Competition

DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL – 2017 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition