2014 Elite Syrah

Type
Epiphany Wine Co

2014 Elite Syrah

Appellation
California

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Jeb Dunnuck
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Description

The 2014 Elite is sourced entirely from Block 11F, which is an organically farmed block on a steep hillside of the iconic Santa Maria Valley vineyard, Bien Nacido. A small lot from only two barrels, this vintage is 100% Syrah and aged for an extended 28 months in 100% French oak, of which 50% is new. This cool-climate Syrah reminded the winemaking team of wines from the Cote-Rotie region of France. Elite is an elegant Syrah with notes of black fruits such as blueberry, blackberry and plum, black olive along with baking spices, sage, mineral and earth. This Syrah will most certainly hold up to a rib eye roast, spiced lamb chops or a smokey blue cheese. 

"...the 2014 Elite is a selection of the top two barrels from Bien Nacido...It’s ruby/purple tinged color is followed by a broad, expansive, sexy Syrah that has notes of cured meats, lavender, plums, blackberries and tapenade. Textured, layered and opulent, yet still with solid, cool-climate style and vibrant acidity, it’s a killer wine from this estate that will drink well for a decade." ~ Jeb Dunnuck

Tasting Notes
FLAVORS: blueberry, blackberry, plum, black olive, baking spices, sage, mineral, earth
Barrel Aging
Aged 28 months in 100% French oak, of which 50% is new
Cooperage
Francois Freres, Ermitage
Vineyard Source
100% Bien Nacido Vineyard (Block 11F) located in the Santa Maria Valley

Wine Specs

Composition
100% Syrah
Alcohol %
14.5
Acid
0.600 g/100mL
pH
3.63
Appellation
California
Harvest Brix
24.4
Harvest Date
9/26/14
Production
44 cases