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2008 Mathis Sonoma Valley Grenache

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This delicate, flavorful wine offers notes of dried cherry, strawberry, baking spices, pepper and cola.

Varietal: Grenache Vintage: 2008
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About This Wine

It was the late 1980s.

Peter Mathis was making furniture in Massachusetts. He was happy. And then he caught the wine bug or, as he puts it, “I went off the deep end for wine.” Creative by nature, he knew that his furniture-making days were numbered. He simply had to make wine.

Mathis really loved the wines of southern France, so it made perfect sense that he’d ultimately become a Grenache specialist. The Sonoma Valley vineyard he planted in 1997 seems perfectly situated for the variety, as vintage after vintage has demonstrated. The 2008 is another in a long line of exceptional Mathis wines, the Grenache joined by small amounts of Petite Sirah, Carignane and Alicante Bouschet.

“Like no other grape, Grenache is a heady, frolicking mix of fruit and spice,” Mathis enthuses. “It’s not a wine that causes one’s brow to furrow contemplatively. Don’t think — just drink!” Sage advice from Sonoma’s sage of Grenache.

About Grenache

Second most widely planted grape in the world. High in alcohol, with strawberry, raspberry, peppery fruit and herb flavors. Often used in blending.

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Tasting Notes

  • Grape Composition:83% Grenache, 10% Petite Sirah, 6% Carignane and 1% Alicante Bouschet
  • Grape Source:Sonoma Valley, California
  • Aromas & Flavors:Dried Cherry, Strawberry, Baking Spices, Pepper & Cola
  • Aging Vessels:Neutral French Oak Barrels for 24 Months
  • When to Drink:Now Through 2015
  • Food Pairing Suggestionduck breast, or lamb chops.

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    A good and interesting taste. The cola flavor thru me, but it reminds me I need to try more Sonoms wines

    6/14/2013 Pat McCaffrey
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