Inviting aromas of perfectly ripened dark juicy cherries and blackberries commingle with traces of white pepper and rich oak notes. The opulent entry presents balanced, delicious flavors of brambly berry, plum and dried strawberry. Mid-palate mocha, subtle cake spices and black licorice appear, enhancing the fruit as the flavors merge and linger. Buoyant acidity and a thread of oak create the gentle yet solid structure that cradles the luscious flavors.
Matrix Winery is a small family-owned winery located on Westside Road which specializes in Pinot Noirs as well as Chardonnay, Petite Sirah, Primitivo, Sauvignon Blanc, and Zinfandel from the Russian River Valley. Ken Wilson started planting grapes in Sonoma in the ’80s and his vineyards are unexpected and diverse. The diversity offers the winemakers of Matrix the gift to hand-select grapes from the estate vineyards – block by block and sometimes even row by row.