Mathis Wine

2011 Sonoma Valley Grenache

Grenache Noir •Mathis Vineyard

California: Sonoma County: Sonoma Valley

Offer Expired:Aug 07, 2015 at 11:59 pm
$32.00
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Mission Briefing

Codename:

The Greatest

Peter Mathis is is best known for his work at Ravenswood Winery, where his Zins and and other wines have been the recipient of scores and awards galore. In 1997, he purchased his own vineyard, where he has been perfecting the art of Grenache ever since. Today’s wine is, without a doubt, the finest Grenache we have ever featured… and that’s really saying something!

Today’s Mathis Wine 2011 Sonoma Valley Grenache is a beautiful wine! It is incredibly aromatic, with bold, perfumed cherry, black cherry, mulberry, cassis and raspberry compote out in front. Then, as the wine breathes, it unveils sweet pipe tobacco, soft cedar, dusty dried leaves, bramble and a hint of white pepper.

On the palate, you’ll experience an elegant, delicious explosion of flavors, with jammy blackberry and raspberry preserve, followed by black cherry juice, plum juice, cassis, cigar box and subtle white pepper, with a hint of graphite at the very end.

Enjoy now, but do yourself a great favor and keep some on hand for Thanksgiving!

Tasting Profile

Look:

Darkest garnet with a slightly opaque heart. Tall, thin tears run slowly down the glass after a hearty swirl.

Smell:

Perfumed cherry, black cherry, mulberry, cassis and raspberry compote, sweet pipe tobacco, soft cedar, dusty dried leaves, bramble and a hint of white pepper.

Taste:

Jammy blackberry and raspberry preserve, black cherry juice, plum juice, cassis, cigar box and subtle white pepper, with a hint of graphite at the very end.

Finish:

Ultra long and packed with long-sustained flavors that dwindle very slowly. Fine tannins give the wine a plush and elegant feel, all the way to the very end.

Pairing:

Enjoy this silky, flavorful wine with with a wide range of pairings. Moroccan tagine, Spanish paella and even lighter Indian dishes would work very well. We’ll be saving a few bottles for our Thanksgiving feasting!

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
Peter Mathis
Vintage
2011
Appellation
Sonoma Valley
Blend
85% Grenache
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11% Petite Sirah
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3% Carignane
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1% Alicante Bouschet
Vineyard
Mathis Vineyard
Harvest date
October 10 - 20, 2011
Aging
28 months
Barrels
Neutral French Oak
Cellaring
Ready to drink now. Will hold nicely through 2023.
Abv
14.2%
CASES
315
pH
3.60
TA
5.7 g/L

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Aug 07, 2015 at 11:59 pm
$32.00
Avg. Price
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