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2016 Bien Nacido Syrah
Technical Data
Composition
100% Syrah (Estrella Clone)
Alcohol %
14.9
Acidity
0.598 g/100mL
pH
3.87
Harvest Brix
26
Harvest Date
10/3/16
Production
177 cases
Type
Epiphany Wine Co

2016 Bien Nacido Syrah

Appellation
Santa Maria Valley
Varietal
Syrah
Wine Enthusiast
91
Jeb Dunnuck
93
Vinous
90
Wine & Spirits
93
Wine Advocate
90
Add To Cart
$49.00
 
SKU: EP16SYBNV6P


Vineyard Sources
100% Bien Nacido Vineyard (Block 11F) located in the Santa Maria Valley
Barrel Aging
Aged 21 months in 100% French oak, of which 57% is new
Cooperage
Francois Freres, Sirugue
Technical Data
Composition
100% Syrah (Estrella Clone)
Alcohol %
14.9
Acidity
0.598 g/100mL
pH
3.87
Harvest Brix
26
Harvest Date
10/3/16
Production
177 cases
Description

Bien Nacido is a cool-climate vineyard located midway up the Santa Maria Valley on the far north end of Santa Barbara County. Located just 16 miles east of the Pacific Ocean, maritime-influenced morning fog and cool afternoon breezes make for a slow ripening grape with longer hangtime on the vines. The result is this full-bodied Syrah with dark fruit flavors, dark chocolate, anise, vanilla, baking spices and espresso.

The Bien Nacido Vineyard Syrah pairs beautifully with grilled lamb, braised beef or grilled eggplant.

Wine Critic Reviews
"This feels effortlessly balanced. It's fully ripe and yet hasn't lost its beautiful savory accents - the bacon fat, the gingerbread, the smoky briary intensity that seems to have a gravitational pull on the dark cherry fruit. It's velvety and gorgeous. Tri-tip, please." ~ Wine & Spirits "The savory oak tones are prominent on the nose of this bottling, which also shows cassis and peppercorn on the lavish nose. Ripe flavors of blackberry jam are cut by smoke, bacon fat and more cracked pepper on the palate." ~ Wine Enthusiast "...powerful, dense and plush, with serious intensity and considerable power. Black fruit, licorice, chocolate and sweet spice are all front and center. This is a decidedly flamboyant style that emphasizes richness ripeness and fruit over varietal and/or site character. There is not much subtlety here, but there is a good deal of immediacy." ~ Antonio Galloni's Vinous "Medium to deep ruby, the 2016 Bien Nacido Vineyard Syrah has a pretty nose of blueberry and boysenberry preserves, cassis, bacon fat, smoke, garrigue and lavender with a dense black fruit core. The palate is fullbodied and dense with lush black and blue fruits and tons of savory accents. The tannins are firm but ripe, and it finishes long and savory." ~ Wine Advocate


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