C R Graybehl Grenache 2014

Sonoma Valley Grenache

Brooding with deep red fruits, blackberry, pie cherry, mineral and clove rooted by earthen tones of forest floor, dried rose, cigarbox and gunmetal structured with a core of cherry kirsch, lavender, deep plum, black currant and wild foraged berries gliding into a layered and focused finish.

An intimate organic vineyard on the periphery of Boyes Hot Springs, above the Sonoma Valley, Mathis Vineyards has quickly become a coveted Grenache Noir in our portfolio. Located in one of the warmest climatic regions of Sonoma Valley. The combination of the another long, moderate growing season in 2015, the climate and exceptional low vigor volcanic soils, enabled us to achieve full phenolic ripeness while retaining natural acidity and balanced tannins. I am lucky enough to score a few tons off of this amazing little vineyard that Peter Mathis planted and tends a few years ago and he has happily obliged me ever since. Seven acres on a rocky hillside above the Sonoma Mission Inn, Peter Mathis selected this amazing site with one thing in mind, Grenache, and he planted some of the best clones available. I am honored to produce wines from this gem of a vineyard. We destem this wine and ferment with indigenous yeast after which we allow the wine to sit on it’s skins an additional 4 weeks before being pressed directly into once used french oak 300L puncheons.