Wine Advocate | Rating: 94A sensational expression of California Grenache, Matt's 2013 Sticks and Stones gives up tons of sweet cherries, raspberries, crushed, flowers and spice characteristics in a medium to full-bodied, pure, elegant profile. Made from 70% Grenache, 12% Mourvedre, 10% Cinsault and 8% Syrah, it shines for its overall balance, purity of fruit and light, ethereal mouthfeel that keeps you coming back to the glass. It's already drinking great so don't be afraid to crack open a bottle. It should still be going strong in 2022.Author: Jeb Dunnuck
Rating: 93Brilliant ruby. Sexy, high-pitched red berry and floral pastille scents are complicated by suggestions of Asian spices and smoky minerals. Shows a Pinot-like lightness of touch, offering sharply focused raspberry and cherry flavors that deepen and sweeten with air. Smooth tannins add gentle grip to this distinctly suave and seamless blend. - Josh Raynolds
Self | Rating:Drink Dates: 2019-2019Author: Andrew
California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like , , , and in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. and continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.
Collector Data For This Wine
- 33 bottles owned
- 18 collectors