Epiphany Wine Co
2014 Elite Syrah 1.5L
Santa Maria Valley
The 2014 Elite is sourced entirely from Block 11F, which is an oganically farmed block on a steep hillside of the iconic Santa Maria Valley vineyard, Bien Nacido. A samll lot from only two barrels, this vintage is 100% Syrah and aged for an extended 28 months in 100% French oak, of which is 50% new. This cool-climate Syrah reminded the wnemaking 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. The Syrah will most certainly hold up to a rib eye roast, spiced lamb shops 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