2015 Bien Nacido Syrah

Type
Epiphany Wine Co

2015 Bien Nacido Syrah

Appellation
Santa Maria Valley

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$49.00
 
SKU: EP15SYBNV6P
Wine Enthusiast
93
Jeb Dunnuck
93
Vinous
92
Wine Advocate
90

Description

"Readers wanting to understand this terrific vineyard located just outside of Santa Maria should check out the 2015 Syrah Bien Nacido Vineyard...Deep, rich, and full-bodied, with the meaty, smoky, marine character of the site front and center, this beauty has some oak to integrate and will benefit from 2-3 years of bottle age, but it's a big, rich, Syrah that stays beautifully balanced." ~ Jeb Dunnuck

"One of the highlights in this range, the 2015 Syrah Bien Nacido Vineyard offers quite a bit of complexity. Intensely aromatic and layered, the 2015 is impeccable in its balance. Wild red cherry, pomegranate, mint, orange peel and spice are given an extra kick of savory lift from the 25% whole clusters. The Bien Nacido Syrah is another impeccable wine from Epiphany." ~ Antonio Galloni's Vinous 

"offers up notes of blackberry, spice, grilled meat, cracked pepper and cassis liqueur. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, firmer and more primary than the 2014 rendition, with some roasted, baked flavors on the finish." ~ Wine Advocate

Tasting Notes
COLOR: opaque garnet AROMAS: blackberry, black plum, black pepper, smoked meat, black olive, fennel, dark chocolate FLAVORS: black plum, blueberry, blackberry compote, dark chocolate, anise, vanilla, baking spices, espresso
Barrel Aging
Aged 22 months in 100% French oak, of which 50% is new
Cooperage
Francois Freres
Vineyard Source
100% Bien Nacido Vineyard (Block 11F) located in the Santa Maria Valley

Wine Specs

Composition
100% Syrah
Alcohol %
14.2
Acid
0.542 g/100mL
pH
3.92
Appellation
Santa Maria Valley
Harvest Brix
25.4
Harvest Date
9/14/15
Production
95 cases