2014 Counoise

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Epiphany Wine Co

2014 Counoise

Appellation
California

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SKU: EP14COUN

Description

It may be an uncommon grape in the United States, but it is a key component of many Châteauneuf-du-Pape wines. Our Counoise is sourced from Rodney’s Vineyard on our own Fess Parker Estate in the Santa Ynez Valley. We harvested the 2014 vintage late in the fall, which allows for the grapes to mature on the vine giving the wine its rich, wood-like quality.  We barrel age this wine for 20 months in large format, 500-L French oak puncheons.  It is then bottle aged for a year prior to its release. 

Counoise has a beautiful gem-like, dark garnet color. The nose is earthy, of cedar and forest floor with a hint of baking spices.  This is balanced out by fruit aromas of dark cherry, red plum and wild black raspberry.  These aromas translate into the mouthfeel of the wine which also inspires black cherry and a delicate wild strawberry.  Cinnamon spice and vanilla bean round out the palate.  

Tasting Notes
COLOR: dark garnet AROMAS: dark cherry, wild black raspberry, forest floor, cedar, anise, red plum, vanilla, baking spices FLAVORS: black cherry, plum, wild strawberry, cinnamon, vanilla, sandalwood
Barrel Aging
Aged 20 months in 100% large format 500L French oak puncheons, of which 30% is 2 years old, 50% neutral
Cooperage
Cadus
Vineyard Source
100% Rodney's Vineyard (Block S) located on the Fess Parker home ranch in the Santa Ynez Valley

Wine Specs

Composition
100% Counoise
Alcohol %
14.9
Acid
0.586 g/100mL
pH
3.48
Appellation
California
Harvest Brix
25.7
Harvest Date
10/15/14
Production
194 cases
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