2014 Inspiration

Type
Epiphany Wine Co

2014 Inspiration

Appellation
Santa Barbara County

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$25.00
 
SKU: EP14INS
Wine Enthusiast
88
Wine Advocate
88

Description

I’ve always operated on the philosophy that wine is made in the vineyard and that it is a winemaker’s duty to showcase the beautiful bounty that Mother Nature has already produced. This is especially true of the Inspiration white blend, as the end result is much more than just the sum of its parts. Under the right guidance, the varietals will reveal their naturally generous and seductive aromas, flavors, and textures in harmony. If overly manipulated, the wine will be disjointed, overwhelming, and contrived. As two of the most distinguished sites for Rhône varietals in Santa Ynez Valley, Rodney’s Estate Vineyard and Camp Four Vineyard make this endeavor easy. These sites are perfectly situated to produce ripe, unctuous fruit, yet still maintain the natural acidity needed to keep the ripeness in check. A very modest application of primarily neutral oak further allowed for pure varietal expression, resulting in a hedonistic yet incredibly balanced blend of Viognier, Marsanne, Roussanne, and Grenache Blanc that lives up to its name, as it will inspire you again and again to share it over a good meal with your favorite people.

The wine’s salient golden straw color sets the stage for the intensely concentrated aromas of yellow peach, apricot, orange marmalade, honey, and cinnamon that jump from the glass. In the mouth, the wine’s generous flavors of white peach, nectarine, honey, and vanilla flood the palate, while a refreshing acidity courses through the mid-palate and lingers delicately on the finish. For a full sensory experience, enjoy this wine cool but not overly chilled.
 
"Exotic and perfumed, with lots of tropical fruits, green citrus, honeysuckle and mint aromas and flavors, the 2014 Inspiration (50% Viognier, 25% Marsanne, 13% Roussanne and the rest Grenache Blanc) is medium-bodied, rich and textured, with some real oomph in its weight and richness. It will be versatile on the table and keep for a year." ~ Wine Advocate
Tasting Notes
COLOR: golden straw AROMAS: yellow peach, apricot, orange zest, marmalade, honey, cinnamon FLAVORS: white peach, nectarine, apricot, honey, citrus, vanilla
Aging
100% Barrel fermented for 8 months in 12% new French oak barrels; 88% 3-year old and older French oak barrels
Vineyard Notes
69% Rodney's Vineyard (Blocks I & H) & 31% Camp Four Vineyard (Blocks 23, 22 & 14D) both located in the Santa Ynez Valley

Wine Specs

Other Notes
50% Viognier, 25% Marsanne, 13% Roussanne, 12% Grenache Blanc
Alcohol %
14.5
Acid
0.646 g/100ml
pH
3.25
Appellation
Santa Barbara County
Sugar
21.0 - 24.4
Harvest Date
9/22 - 10/2/14
Production
380 cases
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