2014 Bien Nacido Vineyard Syrah

Type
Epiphany Wine Co

2014 Bien Nacido Vineyard Syrah

Appellation
Santa Maria Valley

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$49.00
 
SKU: EP14SYBNV6P
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Description

Located in the Santa Maria Valley, Bien Nacido Vineyard has become an iconic vineyard known for world class pinot noir and chardonnay. However, Bien Nacido also has the distinction of being the first California vineyard to plant cool-climate syrah. We are excited to introduce this into the Epiphany line-up. We aged this wine for 21 months in 100% French oak, of which 17% was new. While aging it developed a beautiful opaque purple color, arresting notes of blueberry, smoked meat, dried herbs, acacia flower, black pepper and baking spices are found aromatically. Dark fruit flavors abound on the palate with notes of dark chocolate, toast, iron and vanilla. 

"This rich, dark take on the cool-climate vineyard delivers all the great Syrah components. Lavish cooked beef, fudge, loam and mint aromas accent its black currant and blueberry base. The palate is coated with soft, polished tannins that present savory beef and black currant flavors, steeped in peppercorn and lavender." ~ Wine Enthusiast 

Tasting Notes
COLOR: opaque purple AROMAS: blueberry, smoked meat, dried herbs, blackberry, acacia flower, black pepper, baking spices FLAVORS: black cherry, blackberry, dark chocolate, toast, iron/iodine, red plum, vanilla
Barrel Aging
Aged 21 months in 100% French oak, of which 17% is new
Cooperage
Mercurey, Francois Freres
Vineyard Source
100% Bien Nacido Vineyard (Block 11F) located in the Santa Maria Valley. Clonal selection: Estrella. Tons per acre: 3.1

Wine Specs

Composition
100% Syrah
Alcohol %
14.1
Acid
0.601 g/100mL
pH
3.69
Appellation
Santa Maria Valley
Harvest Brix
24.4
Harvest Date
9/26/14
Production
151 cases
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