Mathis

Sonoma Valley Grenache

9.184 ratings
9.218 pro ratings
Sonoma Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA
Grenache
Chocolate & Caramel, Herbs, Soft Cheese, Salami & Prosciutto, Turkey, Pasta, Mushrooms, Veal, Tomato-Based, Chicken, Exotic Spices, Potato, White Rice, Duck, Nuts & Seeds, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Asian Cuisine, Salads & Greens, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, Quinoa
Top Notes For
Matt Lasater

Drinking great. The dollops Carignan, Alicante Bouchet, and Petite Syrah really work well here, adding color, flesh, and extra dimension from a tannin and length perspective. The wine is wholesome, inviting with its lush black and marionberry pie aromas, there’s an ample dose of smoke and licorice there too. Its very alluring but the palate really shows the balance, yes deeply fruited with a sort of toasty pie crust element, but the focused acidity and tannic grip really hone it all in. It departs spiced and mineral if you will.

Drinking great. The dollops Carignan, Alicante Bouchet, and Petite Syrah really work well here, adding color, flesh, and extra dimension from a tannin and length perspective. The wine is wholesome, inviting with its lush black and marionberry pie aromas, there’s an ample dose of smoke and licorice there too. Its very alluring but the palate really shows the balance, yes deeply fruited with a sort of toasty pie crust element, but the focused acidity and tannic grip really hone it all in. It departs spiced and mineral if you will.

Sep 21st, 2019
Deanna Becker

Girl and the fig 2014

Girl and the fig 2014

1 person found it helpfulMay 28th, 2018
Dexter Freeburg

The feminine side of Grenache blackberry ripe strawberry

The feminine side of Grenache blackberry ripe strawberry

1 person found it helpfulNov 7th, 2017
Andrew Berge

2011 -. This surprised me by how much I enjoyed it

2011 -. This surprised me by how much I enjoyed it

1 person found it helpfulApr 11th, 2017
Peter Marks

Master of Wine, Educator Constellation Brands

9.0

Mixed berries with hint of spice and nutmeg. Super rich and lush. Drink soon to capture the fruit. That said, it's aged better than many Chateauneuf du Papes of the same age.

Mixed berries with hint of spice and nutmeg. Super rich and lush. Drink soon to capture the fruit. That said, it's aged better than many Chateauneuf du Papes of the same age.

1 person found it helpfulJan 6th, 2017
William Hughes

Blackberry, black cherry, and some raspberry, along with silky tannins and fine acidity. Peter Mathis makes balanced wines that highlight Grenache fruit, but are never gooey. New and old world comes together in harmony.

Blackberry, black cherry, and some raspberry, along with silky tannins and fine acidity. Peter Mathis makes balanced wines that highlight Grenache fruit, but are never gooey. New and old world comes together in harmony.

1 person found it helpfulSep 4th, 2016
John Howard

Harvest production at Hirsch and Cobb Wineries

9.0

Cherry/raspberry syrup, herbs, stems, baby bit of cocoa, medium tannins. Nice afternoon wine.

Cherry/raspberry syrup, herbs, stems, baby bit of cocoa, medium tannins. Nice afternoon wine.

1 person found it helpfulJul 10th, 2016
Todd Johnston

Charred bacon fat, eucalyptus, fresh roses, rich earth, framboise, big with a great acid balance

Charred bacon fat, eucalyptus, fresh roses, rich earth, framboise, big with a great acid balance

1 person found it helpfulMar 5th, 2016
David Mende

Last Mathis I had years ago left an indelible impression: 2012 surpassed it. Bravo.

Last Mathis I had years ago left an indelible impression: 2012 surpassed it. Bravo.

1 person found it helpfulDec 26th, 2015
Matt Waring

This grenache is just delightful. Punchy yet well balanced and smooth. Hints of pepper and currants make for a good finish. Hard to track down, but it's worth the effort to find this gem!

This grenache is just delightful. Punchy yet well balanced and smooth. Hints of pepper and currants make for a good finish. Hard to track down, but it's worth the effort to find this gem!

1 person found it helpfulSep 5th, 2015