Epiphany Wine Co
2014 Stagecoach Syrah
When presented with the opportunity to work with the highly regarded Syrah from Stagecoach Vineyard we quickly fell in love with the quality and characteristics of the fruit. An added benefit was that it brought some interesting diversity to the Epiphany line-up. Known for its “extreme terroir,” Stagecoach Vineyard is perched on steep hillsides and mountain-top geography with elevations ranging from 1,200 – 1,750 feet. At these elevations the vineyard sits above the fog layer and is exposed to increased sunlight throughout the year. This mountain terrain, coupled with rocky soils and minerality, create the distinct aromas and flavors that come out in our version of Stagecoach Syrah.
Visually you will be captivated by the opaque purple color of the 2014 Stagecoach Vineyard Syrah. Scents of blueberry and boysenberry jump from the glass followed by a hint of tar and crushed rock rounded out by acacia flower, vanilla and baking spices. Flavors of blackberry, blueberry and Kirsch liqueur cannot be missed and are complemented by vanilla, violet and black pepper. Pair this Syrah with semi-firm cheeses with intense flavor profiles, grilled bison or braised short ribs.
"Charcoal, espresso, blackcurrants and toasted spices emerge from the 2014 Syrah Stagecoach Vineyard, which comes from the Stagecoach Vineyard in Napa Valley. Ripe, rounded and sexy, with plenty of oak, solid mid-palate depth and a good finish, drink it over the coming decade." ~ Jeb Dunnuck