2014 Sonoma Valley Grenache by the case

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NEW! DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL winner at the 2017 San Francisco International Wine Competition! The 2014 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!

PRODUCTION NOTES

VINTAGE: 2014
APPELLATION: Sonoma Valley
VARIETAL(S):
  82% Grenache
  10% Carignane
  6% Petite Sirah
  2% Alicante Bouschet
VINEYARD: Mathis Vineyard
HARVEST: September 7th through 14th, 2014
AGING: 23 months in neutral French Oak Barrels
ALCOHOL: 14.5%
CASES: 395 
pH: 3.55
TA: 5.8 g/L

VINEYARD DESCRIPTION

Mathis Vineyard - Early Morning, Grenache, Sonoma ValleyMathis 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. 

HARVEST

Fermented in a shallow open top 5 ton fermenters with 2 to 3 pumpovers per day. Pressed at dryness after 11 days on skins.

Drought conditions and a warm winter kicked off bud break earlier than average in 2014.  This, followed by a long and continued warm growing season, led to very quick sugar accumulation at the end of August, and the earliest harvest-to-date for the Mathis Grenache—September 7. 

TASTING NOTES

Classic Mathis Grenache! The 2014 has super sweet and concentrated red raspberry fruit.  Jammy and lush on the palate, the broad platform is supported by fine, chalky tannins that keep the wine in balance, and help it pair well with almost all types of foods.

ACCOLADES

DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL – 2017 San Francisco International Wine Competition