2013 Elite Syrah

Type
Epiphany Wine Co

2013 Elite Syrah

Appellation
California

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$65.00
 
SKU: EP13ELITESY

Description

This robust, unique Syrah is sourced from four vineyards, Hampton Vineyard, Camp Four Vineyard and Colson Canyon Vineyard, all situated in the Santa Barbara AVA. The fourth vineyard is the esteemed Stagecoach Vineyard in the Napa Valley. The choice to blend fruits from two renowned viticultural areas in California is what makes the Elite unique, setting it apart from typical regional Syrahs.  Each vineyard represents 25% of the fruit source of this barrel-aged wine. Prior to bottling a mere 94 cases in the spring of 2016, the Epiphany Elite spent just over two years in 100% new French oak Francois Freres barrels, giving it its rich, berry, spice-like quality. 

The wine is a deep, opaque purple in the glass and the nose is of red stone fruit and berry, namely Black Cherry, Boysen and Blackberry.  Hints of vanilla, pepper and baking spices accompany the rich nose, balanced by a woody, cedar, cigar box aroma. The mouth is both feminine and masculine, with a soft berry, vanilla quality grounded by grilled meat, tobacco, chocolate and bay leaf, which gives it a deep, rich finish. 

Tasting Notes
COLOR: opaque purple AROMAS: black cherry, boysenberry, blackberry, acacia flower, pepper, vanilla, baking spices, cedar/cigar box FLAVORS: black cherry, boysenberry, plum, milk chocolate, grilled meat, vanilla, tobacco, bay leaf
Barrel Aging
28 months in 100% new French oak barrels
Cooperage
100% Francois Freres
Vineyard Source
25% Hampton Vineyard, 25% Camp Four Vineyard, 25% Colson Canyon Vineyard all from the Santa Barbara County appellation and 25% Stagecoach Vineyard in Napa County.

Wine Specs

Composition
100% Syrah
Alcohol %
14.9
Acid
0.651g/100mL
pH
3.70
Appellation
California
Harvest Brix
24.9-26.5
Harvest Date
9/14 - 10/14/13
Production
94 cases